Jill Scott of Manchester City Women Manchester City Women v Arsenal Women, WSL football match, Academy Stadium, Manchester, UK - 02 Feb 2020 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

Manchester City and England legend signs new two-year player-coaching deal

Veteran midfielder Jill Scott has signed a new two-year deal with Manchester City that will see her take on a player-coaching role for The Citizens according to official club media reports.

Scott has been at the club since the start of the professional era, becoming an integral part of their success. The Manchester City legend has scored 24 goals in an impressive 167 appearances since making her debut in early 2014.

At 33 years young, Scott continues to work tirelessly in that central midfield position alongside youngster Keira Walsh who has built a wealth of knowledge from the veteran. The crucial role which Scott has played for Manchester City in her six seasons at the club is highlighted by the six winners’ medals held in her trophy cabinet from three FA Women’s Continental League Cup successes, two Women’s FA Cup final wins and the 2016 FA Women’s Super League 1 title victory.

In her illustrious international career, England international Scott has racked up 149 senior caps placing her second in the all-time appearances leaderboard with her fast approaching current record holder Fara Williams. Since her debut in 2006, Scott has fired home 25 goals for the Lionesses as she has featured at countless international tournaments. Scott is known for being a modern day pioneer in women’s football, inspiring the next generation of talent, which helped earn her an MBE in the Queens 2020 New Year Honours for services to football.

Despite being given her new Manchester City title of player-coach, Scott has no immediate plans to edge towards hanging up her boots. She aims to gain more on-field success, whilst also learning from new coach Gareth Taylor and his assistant Alan Mahon.

News of Scott’s extended stay at The Academy Stadium is sure to delight Manchester City supporters just days after being denied the Barclays FA Women’s Super League title.

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