Marta Tejedor manager of Birmingham City Women Brighton and Hove Albion Women vs Birmingham City Women, WSL football match, Amex Stadium, Brighton, UK - 17 Nov 2019 Photo: Sean Ryan for The FA

Tejedor mutually agrees to leave struggling Birmingham City

Birmingham City manager Marta Tejedor has left the club by mutual consent according to reports on the Blues’ official website.

The 51-year-old Spaniard has spent a little over a year in charge at the Stadium and leaves Birmingham City second-bottom of the FA Women’s Super League table.

The Blues have lost all of their last five matches in the top flight without scoring a single goal. Tejedor’s final match as manager saw Birmingham City lose a crucial relegation six-pointer 1-0 to Bristol City at the Stadium.

Tejedor arrived at Birmingham City in January 2019 with former boss Marc Skinner having opted to move to the United States to take on a new challenge as manager of National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club Orlando Pride. The former Chile and Peru coach was said to boast similar managerial skills to Skinner with a keen eye for excellent defensive organisation and tactically sound.

Tejedor has struggled to continue the legacy built by Skinner with her cause not been helped by a mass exodus at the club last summer which saw several key players move on. Notable departures included the likes of Aoife Mannion and Ellen White who joined Manchester City and Meaghan Sergeant and Charlie Wellings who signed for Bristol City. It could be strongly argued that the quality lost in the summer transfer market was not sufficiently replaced.

Birmingham City are the lowest scorers in the FA Women’s Super League this season with just five goals in 13 games while they are rock bottom of the form table.

Charlie Baxter will take charge of the club on an interim basis whilst the club conduct a search for a new permanent manager.

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