New Arsenal Ladies coach Shelley Kerr says she is delighted to have secured her ‘dream job’ and cannot wait to get on the trophy hunt.

The former Scotland international, who previously coached their under-19 side for four years, replaced Laura Harvey this winter.

The sustainability of success at this Club is really important and that’s what we want to try to do

Shelley Kerr

Kerr is excited to take the reigns at the Club and is now setting her sights on emulating the success of her predecessors.

“I’m absolutely thrilled,” she told Arsenal Player. “It’s a really exciting opportunity for me. Arsenal Ladies have been at the forefront of women’s football in the UK for many years now, so to be appointed head coach is almost a dream job.

“I had a little chat with Vic Akers and it escalated from there. I was offered the position and I’m thrilled to be in the hotseat.

“I think all the predecessors and coaches that have been involved have achieved something absolutely amazing. It’s always really difficult to get to the top in any sporting environment, but to sustain it season after season is just incredible. All the previous coaches have contributed to that so hopefully I can do similar.

“I’m not one for setting targets - I think it puts even more pressure on you. However, the sustainability of success at this Club is really important and that’s what we want to try to do.”

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Nik Brumsack 15 Mar 2013