Andy Spence: Everton Ladies manager resigns after three years
Everton Ladies have announced that manager Andy Spence is to step down.
Spence, who was appointed in 2012 after eight years as the assistant boss, will now become technical director at the club's centre of excellence.
A club statement said that coach Nicola Anderson will take interim charge of the team until a replacement is found.
Everton, who were relegated from Women's Super League One last season, currently lie fourth in WSL 2 with 15 points from their first nine games.
|Everton in 2015|
|Everton Ladies have won four and drawn three of their nine league games so far this year, scoring 16 goals.|
|Spence's side also reached the semi-finals of the of the SSE Women's FA Cup, losing 3-0 to Notts County Ladies at Goodison Park.|
"Reaching this decision has been incredibly difficult given my 11-year association with Everton Ladies," Spence told the club website.
"Ultimately, it is driven by my desire to see the club be successful.
"The current group of players have a great deal of talent and potential. I would like to thank them for all their efforts so far this season and wish them and my successor the very best for the rest of the season."
Everton's next league match is on Sunday 12 July, when they travel to third-placed Yeovil Town Ladies after the international break for the Women's World Cup.