Former Carlisle United goalkeeper and coach Tony Elliott has been appointed to a new role.

The ex-Blues keeper is the new assistant head coach at Birmingham City Women.

It sees the 51-year-old step up from his previous post as lead goalkeeping coach at the Women's Super League club.

Elliott will assist new head coach Scott Booth, the former Aberdeen and Scotland international forward.

It is the latest role in the vastly-experienced Elliott's coaching career which has seen him work at a host of clubs and in a range of formats of the game.

It also sees Elliott continue his involvement at the club where he started his playing career, before later being on United's books from 1993-6.

His Blues playing spell is best remembered for a remarkable goalkeeping display for Mick Wadsworth's 1994/5 League Two champions in a 2-1 win at Chesterfield.

Elliott also played for Hereford, Huddersfield, Cardiff and Scarborough, while his early coaching career included two stints as assistant manager of Workington Reds.

He also returned to Brunton Park as goalkeeping coach and, years later, in an academy coaching position.

His other roles have included spells at Liverpool and Darlington, while Elliott has worked at national level with the Great Britain and England cerebral palsy football squads, the England men's futsal squad, as head of women's international youth goalkeeping, head coach of England women's deaf futsal squad, goalkeeping coach for England's blind squad and lead goalkeeping coach for England men's deaf side.

He left his most recent Carlisle academy position in 2018 and had a year-long spell with Birmingham City Women, then returning to the club after a further stint with Bristol City Women.

Elliott said he was "truly honoured" to take up his new assistant boss position with a club that is hoping to improve on their 11th-placed finish in last season's WSL.