Date of Birth
12/10/1978
Signed
28/12/2022

Jens Scheuer

Jens Scheuer was appointed Albion women's first-team head coach in December 2022, signing a three-and-a-half year contract.

Jens brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the top-flight of the women’s game having previously coached at FC Bayern Munich Frauen and SC Freiburg Frauen in the women’s Bundesliga.

Born in Germany, Jens has been involved in the game from an early age. As a young centre-back, he began his playing career at Offenburger FV before moving to Bahlinger SC and then later to FC Botzingen.

In 2008, Jens began his coaching career as he transitioned into a player-coach role at FC Boetzingen in the 2008/09 season at the age of 30.

He remained at the club for another two seasons before he returned to Bahlinger SC in 2010 to undertake a full-time coaching role.

Scheuer then had a second spell at FC Boetzingen as coach before he made the transition into the women's game where he signed a contract with SC Freiburg Frauen in the Bundesliga in 2015.

He spent four years with Freiburg and achieved third place in the league in 2017/18 season.

This caught the eye of FC Bayern Munich Frauen who were impressed with the job that he had done and appointed him as head coach in the 2019/20 season.

Jens went on to have a very successful three seasons in Munich before departing in May 2022.

During his time he consistently finished in the top two in each league season and led the squad to the German championship in 2021.

In the same year, he also pushed the team to reach the UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.

Amy Merricks

By Paul Hazlewood
Amy Merricks, Albion's assistant manager.

Amy Merricks joined Brighton & Hove Albion as the development squad head coach in July 2015 and in May 2016 she was promoted to the role of First Team Assistant Manager.

Prior to joining, Amy had spells at Gillingham Ladies FC and Millwall Lionesses. She joined as development squad head coach in July 2015, before taking on the role as assistant manager and working alongside interim first-manager, George Parris.

Merricks worked with Parris in the build-up to the successful 2016 Women's Premier League Championship Play-off Final victory over Sporting Club Albion, and the subsequent 2017 FA Women's Super League Spring Series.

Following the appointment of Hope Powell as manager in July 2017, Merricks continued as assistant manager and helped lead the club to an impressive second-place finish in the FA Women's Super League 2 in 2017/18.

Amy has continued to work alongside Powell, and helped guide the team in a ninth-place finish in the FAWSL in 2018/19 and their highest ever finish of sixth in 2020/21. 

Amy holds the prestigious UEFA A License qualification and passed the League Managers Association Diploma in Football Management with a distinction in November 2020.