General views of Academy Stadium Manchester City Women v Chelsea Women - SSE Women's FA Cup Semi Final football match, Academy Stadium, Manchester, UK - 14 Apr 2019 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

Manchester City announce Taylor as new permanent head coach

Manchester City have unveiled former striker and academy coach Gareth Taylor as the new permanent head coach of their women’s side according to reports on the club’s official website.

The 47-year-old replaces former City boss Nick Cushing at The Academy Stadium who left the club to become an assistant manager at New York City FC earlier this year.

Cushing was replaced by his former assistant Alan Mahon for the interim period but it has now been revealed that it is Taylor who will be the new permanent Manchester City boss.

As a player, Taylor made 53 appearances for Manchester City in which he scored 10 goals. Taylor was part of a Manchester City side which climbed the footballing pyramid from the third tier into the Premier League.

Since hanging up his boots in 2011, Taylor has been working as a coach at Manchester City. He has worked for the club developing young talent in Dubai before later going on to lead City’s Under-16 and Under-18 sides. Taylor guided the latter age group to back-to-back successes in the Under-18 Premier League Cup in 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.

It is understood that interim boss Mahon will remain part of the operation at The Academy Stadium and could revert to his former role of assistant manager.

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