Livingston WFC confirmed earlier this week that Paul Jaconelli has stepped down from his position as first-team manager.
Paul departs the club having guided the women’s first-team to SWF Championship success last month – proudly lifting the trophy and sealing promotion to the second tier of the women’s game in Scotland.
Paul was the real driving force behind the creation of a women’s section at Livingston and bows out as a league winner.
Livingston WFC are now accepting applications for the role of first-team manager with a cover letter and CV to be sent to LWFC@livingstonfc.co.uk before the closing date of Wednesday 16th June.
Livingston WFC Development Officer Connor McCloskey said: “It’s been a delightful few years working with Paul, initially at our affiliate in Blackburn and latterly at Livingston WFC as well where he has not only helped to shape the team and club but guide it to real success by getting us to SWPL2.
“It’s been an honour to work with Paul on and off for the last 5 or 6 years and been a pleasure to share a dug out and training pitch with him as well. He was respected first and foremost as a man and that is a testament to him alone.
“Thanks for everything, Paul!”
Livingston WFC Secretary Nigel Thorpe said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to work along side Paul for many years, but most recently at Livingston WFC. He helped drive this team to achieve unimaginable success in such a short period of time, and for that we will be forever grateful.
“Paul is a complete ‘gentleman of the game’, and we will miss his knowledge and passion not only within our Women’s section but within our Youth section too.
“I want to thank Paul for all his commitment to steer the section forward, and I will always value his opinions and insight into the game.
“Enjoy your time with the family Paul, you deserve it!”
CEO Dave Black said: “I can only echo the sentiments shared by both Connor & Nigel on Paul’s time at the club.
“It wouldn’t be far fetched to suggest that without Paul’s knowledge and contacts, there simply wouldn’t be a women’s section at the club currently. He was absolutely instrumental in the creation of the women’s team here at Livingston and he’s owed a lot of thanks for the time and effort he put in to make that a reality.
“A fantastic servant to the football club and leaves as one of only a handful of managers at Livingston FC to claim a league title to their name.
“I’ve no doubt Paul will be kept busy with his DIY list and gardening duties now – but certainly someone who won’t be a stranger to the football club and I offer him my own thanks for his support shown towards me on a personal level since our paths crossed here at Livingston.”
Everyone connected with Livingston FC wishes Paul all the very best for the future!