Manchester City Women appoints Taylor as new coach

Manchester City Women appoints Taylor as new coach

Manchester City Women have appointed former Wales international Gareth Taylor as their new head coach.

Taylor, aged 47, has signed a three-year deal to replace Nick Cushing, who left to join the coaching staff of the New York City-affiliated club in February after six years in the role.

New boss Taylor has been in charge of Manchester City’s Under-18 team for three years, winning two Premier League U18 Cups.

He represented Wales 15 times in his playing career, which saw him play for City between 1998 and 2001, when the men’s team was promoted to two in the lower league.

City have confirmed that Taylor will start his new role immediately and that Alan Mahn, who is in temporary charge, will assist him.

“I’m extremely excited about the challenge ahead with a very talented group of players and staff who have enjoyed a lot of success in recent years,” Taylor said after the announcement on Thursday.

“I’m really honoured to have been appointed to this role and I can’t wait to get started with our preparations for another thrilling and competitive WSL season in 2020-21.”

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