Malky Thomson will leave his post as Rangers women's head coach this week.

It has been confirmed by the club that Thomson will depart following Sunday's Scottish Cup final against Celtic.

It comes just two days after Rangers were pipped to the SWPL title by Glasgow City at the weekend.

Thomson will return to the Light Blue Academy following this weekend's game.

James Bisgrove said: "Malky has achieved historic successes and will be remembered as the coach who led us to our first-ever league title and first journey in the Champions League.

"When Malky was asked to leave his Academy role and become women's head coach, he did so with great energy and enthusiasm. Phase one of our women's football strategy was to create Scotland's first full-time professional, fully-integrated team.

"Malky then led us through phase two, as we won our first-ever trophies, and the club had always agreed with him that, as we entered phase three of the strategy, he would return to his Academy position, where his experience will be invaluable.

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“On behalf of the Board, I congratulate Malky for his fantastic contribution to the Women's football programme. We will now commence the search for a new women's head coach who will join Rangers in the summer.

"For now, the focus remains on finishing this season on a high, with the team aiming to win the Scottish Cup for the first time in our history."

Thomson oversaw the transition as Rangers women became Scotland's first full-time professional team.

He was also responsible for the club’s first-ever SWPL league title in season 2021/22.

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