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Nathan Soulby holds up a Salford City Lionesses shirt at The Peninsula Stadium after being appointed as ManagerSalford City is excited to announce the appointment of Nathan Soulby as the new Lionesses Manager!

The 29-year-old arrives from West Didsbury & Chorlton Women where he led the Development Team for two years before taking charge of the First Team last year.

As a coach Nathan has also worked in the Academy at Scunthorpe United, and he says that once the opportunity arose at Salford it was a very appealing one.

“It’s a Club where it’s obvious what the ambitions are, having followed the Women’s team for the last three years it’s pretty obvious that they want to go in a similar way that the Men’s team are doing.

“To be at a Club with that ambition suits us perfectly as coaches and we’ve got the drive to get where the Club wants to be as well so it seemed like a good match.

“We’re just really excited to get going, meet the players and have a good crack at the season after promotion.

“We want to get as high as we can and there’s no ceiling, the Club wants to get to the top and so do we so we’ll have a good go at it. First thing’s first is getting into the National League for us, that’s the big thing then see where we are from there. 

“It’s a huge step from the regional leagues into the national leagues so that’s something we’ve got to work towards, but we’re more than confident that we can get a good run going and push for promotion this year, then the sky’s the limit for us, that’s what we want to do and that’s why we’ve moved really.

“I’m incredibly proud to have represented West and always will be, but now it is time for a change.”

Arriving with Nathan from Brookburn Road are his coaching staff Rory Drysdale and Oli Thurlby, who will help with the delivery of sessions and preparing the squad.

Making up the staff are newly appointed Strength & Conditioning Coach Jack Wardle, and Amy Taylor who has been physio across the last two seasons.

The 2021-22 season promises to be an exciting campaign as the Lionesses compete in the fifth tier of the women’s pyramid for the first time. The North West Women’s Regional Football League Premier Division fixtures are due out soon, as well as the draw for the Vitality Women’s FA Cup!