The Scotland Women's National Team Head Coach, Pedro Martinez Losa, has thrown his weight behind the second edition of FIFA’s Coach Mentorship Programme.

The scheme sees 20 up-and-coming female coaches paired with some of the best tactical minds in the women’s game.

The Spaniard will lend his experience to Sonia Haziraj, who is Head Coach of the French Under-20 national team, while Debbi McCulloch (Head Coach of Spartans FC Women in Edinburgh) will spend time with the Head Coach of Juventus Women, Joe Montemurro.

Martinez Losa said: "For me, it’s a privilege to be involved in this programme and bring the expertise I’ve built up over 17 years working at the highest level of the women’s game in different countries.

"At the same time, I think the mentors and mentees will be able to learn a lot from each other and exchange ideas.

"I'm new to the programme and really excited about what I can bring to it and what I can take from it."

McCulloch – who took in a Scotland training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Ukraine – added: “Fiona McIntyre at the Scottish FA wrote to me, saying it was a great opportunity for me and I worked my way through the application process. I feel fortunate to have been selected for a place.

"You answer a questionnaire and there are video interviews to learn what type of coach you are and what type of person you would benefit most from working with. It’s a thorough process from FIFA.

"I wanted to push myself, to be out of my comfort zone and develop as a coach. I can definitely learn a lot from Joe and his work with Juventus that I can take back to Spartans."

McCulloch is hoping to travel to Turin at the start of August, while Montemurro will visit Spartans.

The programme also includes a trip to Costa Rica for three days to take in some of the action at the Women’s Under-20 World Cup.