Keith Boanas is seeking continued improvement after committing to Watford Ladies for the forthcoming season.

The Golden Girls head coach and assistant Alberto Kurti will continue in their roles after joining the club before the start of the transitional Women’s Super League Spring Series.

Watford won two of their nine games and enjoyed a three-match unbeaten run as they finished eighth in the division and Boanas is keen to build on that over the full WSL2 campaign.

“Decisions about my career at this stage are never that easy, but the club have been supportive and given me a positive feeling about the future,” he told the club website.

“Having the right support mechanisms around you is key and Alberto fits that perfectly.”

Describing the Spring Series as a “fact-finding mission”, the former Charlton Athletic and Millwall Lionesses boss continued: “We’re looking forward to a full FA WSL season, which is a fresh challenge for both the retained and new players, plus of course the staff.

“Our ambition is to improve as a club and team on and off the pitch, while our aim is to be in there fighting for the title from day one – alongside a decent cup run.”

The Lady Hornets returned for pre-season this week and are due to play their first friendly at the weekend.