MATT BEARD has actually dismissed reports linking him with the manager’s role at Liverpool Women.
And the interim Bristol City chief is expecting the scrap to beat the drop will decrease to the wire in the WSL this term.
Beard, 43, was talking to reporters after The Athletic declared Liverpool are because of reveal him as the boss of their Females’s Championship side presently handled by Amber Whiteley.
The news comes days before the Robins’ home game against Manchester United who are fourth in the WSL.
Beard stated: “Look I’m on maternity cover for Tanya (Oxtoby).
” There’s no fact in the story anyhow. However it is what it is, I can’t change that.”
Previous Reds boss Beard, who supervises of Bristol till completion of the season, enjoyed a title-winning two-term spell at Liverpool in 2013 and 2014.
The ex-Hammers manager led the team – who are currently third in the 2nd tier – to back-to-back WSL title wins in both years.
A Bristol City spokeswoman stated: “Matt Beard is completely concentrated on the 2 staying Barclays FA Women’s Super League components and totally devoted to maintaining the club’s top-flight status
” Speculation like this is not helpful and we will not be commenting further on the matter.”
Bristol, who are propping up the table of the women’s top-flight, are bidding to preserve their area in the league ahead of the return of permanent gaffer Tanya Oxtoby.
And the Robins, who are the founding members of the WSL, deal with a challenging clash with the Red Devils who are fighting for a location in the Champions League.
The last encounter between the sides ended in a heavy 6-1 away defeat for the Robins in December, with Leah Galton and Tobin Heath both scoring braces.
But Beard is backing his gamers to make things hard for their visitors.
Beard included: “It’s going to be a difficult video game. They have actually discovered a little bit of kind in the last couple of games.
They have actually got Galton and (Alessia) Russo back which is a blow for us because they’re two very, extremely skilled players.
” From that viewpoint it’s this, it’s going to be tough however on our day I believe we’ve shown we can compete with anyone.
” If you take a look at some of our games versus top five teams – for instance the Guy City game – we ran them extremely, very close in our second half performance and might have returned in that.
” We require to get as numerous points as we can to attempt and stay in the division and we’re not going to make it simple for them whatsoever.”
Bristol are currently a point behind Aston Rental property and 2 points behind West Ham who are likewise fighting to avoid relegation.
And Beard believes Rental property’s draw with Birmingham and West Ham’s loss to Toolbox has actually provided his side an increase.
Beard stated: “I think the outcomes were the very best that we could have expected, with concerns to West Ham and Aston Vacation home playing each other this weekend.
” Clearly, somebody’s going to drop points in that video game.
” If you take a look at the last 2 video games of the season for West Ham and Aston Vacation home, I believe it’s Toolbox and Manchester City if my memory serves me correct.
” So that’s most likely the very best circumstance for us which is great. It’s six points to play for.”
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