Gareth Taylor Appointed Manchester City Women’s Manager
Former Clarets and Wales International striker Gareth Taylor has been appointed the manager of Manchester City Women side on a three-year contract. Having played for Manchester City between 1998 & 2001 and has been managing the men’s academy team.
Gareth Taylor, made fifty-five appearances, scoring ten goals for Manchester City in a three years spell as a player with the club. He also appeared for several other clubs including Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Burnley and Nottingham Forest. He will succeeds Nick Cushing who left his position in February 2020 to become assistant manager of the men’s Major League Soccer side New York City. Alan Mahon who took interim charge, will stay at the club as Taylor’s new assistant manager.
Manchester City’s head of women’s football Gavin Makel said, “Over the last few years, I have been fortunate enough to see first hand the qualities that Gareth possesses, not only in terms of his abilities as a coach who develops individuals, but also in the way that he leads, while exuberating the values and ethos that we hold dear as a club. I am looking forward to working with Gareth as we enter this new era for the women’s team in which I am confident that we can continue to build upon the successes that we have had over the last six years.”
It has yet to be confirmed how final placings in the WSL will be decided, however City were top of the table when the season was concluded, but second-placed Chelsea were only one point behind with a game in hand, so therefore have a better points-per-game ratio. Speaking about his appointment Gareth Taylor said, “I am absolutely delighted and extremely excited about the challenge ahead.”