The board of Liverpool FC Women today offered an update to supporters on the progress of appointing a new manager for the club.

Significant interest has already been shown in the role from around the world. And as a founding signatory of the Football Association’s new Football Leadership Diversity Code, the club is committed to an open process which attracts candidates from of a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

Senior technical staff at LFC have produced a detailed job specification, and the role is being advertised publicly through the club’s own sites, Jobs in Football, Women in Football, Kick it Out, and BME Jobs.

A shortlisting and interview process will then follow to ensure the club appoints a candidate with the qualities to match its own ambitions for LFC Women.

Those stated aims include re-establishing ourselves as pivotal players in the Women’s Super League, being competitive in all tournaments, and challenging for trophies.

Interim manager Amber Whiteley and the rest of the backroom staff will continue to train and prepare the team for upcoming fixtures, with the Reds next due to play competitively against Charlton Athletic on February 7.