SCOTT Booth says he had no inkling that he was going to be sacked by FA WSL side Birmingham City after just ten games in charge. The club announced it was parting ways with the former Scotland striker on Thursday night, having summonsed Booth to a meeting earlier in the day.

Booth was appointed Birmingham manager in the summer, following six title-winning years as head coach of Glasgow City. He joined a club which had to ward off a player rebellion over poor facilities and lack of investment just months earlier.

According to Booth some of these problems continued after his arrival. Despite signing new players, including Lisa Robertson (on loan) and Sarah Ewens from Celtic, in the last transfer window he maintains Birmingham had the weakest squad in the WSL.

“I was asking for investment in the next window, and I think that's probably why I was sacked,” Booth said. “They don't want to give it.

“I got called into a meeting. There was no warning.”

Nine of Booth's games in charge resulted in defeats, with the only respite being a 1-1 draw against West Ham. Despite that they were above Leicester City in the table when the axe fell.