Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor signs new three-year contract


Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor has signed a new three-year contract with the Women’s Super League (WSL) club.

Taylor, 51, was appointed in May 2020 and has gone on to win 97 of his 131 games in charge, as well as guiding them to the FA Cup in 2020 and Conti Cup in 2022.

This season Taylor has City level on points with Chelsea at the top of the WSL and in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and the Conti Cup last four.

“I’m very happy to be able to commit to City for another three seasons,” Taylor said. “I think what we’re doing here and trying to achieve is a build and a long-term project of sustainability and success.

“Our ambition was always to be right at the top and we’ve done that. It’s taken a lot of hard work from a lot of people behind-the-scenes. The players have really bought in to what we’re trying to do and achieve.”


Taylor helped City win the FA Cup in 2020 (Kirsty Wigglesworth – Pool/Getty Images)

Director of football Nils Nielsen added: “I am very pleased that Gareth has agreed to continue his great work in our programme for the coming years. We have a clear strategy on how we want to move forward, and securing Gareth to lead the team is a key factor in this.

“Now we can all focus on finishing this season in style and prepare for the next few seasons by following the plan.”

Managing director of the women’s team, Charlotte O’Neill, added: “We’re very pleased to have Gareth continue his journey with City for another three years.

“Gareth is someone who has embraced the City Football Group approach from day one and shares our ambition to push the envelope in the women’s game and build a squad full of talented and ambitious players.

“Nils and I are very much looking forward to continuing our work with him for the rest of this season and beyond alongside this amazing group of players. I’m confident the future is very bright at this club.”

City beat Everton on Saturday to extend their winning run in all competitions to 12 matches and keep pace with defending champions Chelsea at the top of the WSL.

They return to action against Emma Hayes’ side in the semi-finals of the Conti Cup on Thursday.

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