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Birmingham part company with Marta Tejedor

Birmingham City have parted company with manager Marta Tejedor by mutual consent with the side sitting second from bottom in the Women’s Super League.

The former Chile and Peru national team coach took over the Blues in 2019 after Marc Skinner had departed to take over at NWSL Orlando Pride.

A statement on Tuesday afternoon read ” The club believes the move is in the best interests of both parties as we seek fresh impetus for the remainder of the season. Our recent league results were a major factor for this change.

” However with nine WSL games still remaining and an FA Cup Quarter-Final to come there is still plenty left to to play for.

” The club would like to thank Marta for all her efforts and we wish her every success in the future”.

First-team coach Charlie Baxter will take charge as interim head coach while the club look for a replacement.

Baxter has been with the club since 2015 when he came in as an U13s coach in the centre of excellence.

After becoming the regional talent clubs head of technical development he moved up to the Women’s first team as assistant coach.

He was then appointed Women’s first team coach in 2019 and was also part of the coaching staff that saw Birmingham reach the 2017 FA Cup Final.

The Blues currently sit one point above the relegation zone with a game in hand on bottom club Liverpool who occupy the only relegation spot.

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