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The Unpredictable Continuity of Manchester City’s Women’s Football Team: Gareth Taylor Signs a New Deal as Manager
In an unexpected twist, the Women’s Super League Club has announced that their manager, Gareth Taylor, has signed a one-year contract extension. The 50-year-old coach took charge of the side in May 2020 and had his previous deal set to expire this summer.
Taylor played for City’s men’s side between 1998 and 2001 before becoming the women’s team manager. He also featured for Bristol Rovers, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Burnley during his playing career.
Last season was challenging for both the club and its manager after losing their first two WSL games followed by being beaten by Real Madrid in Champions League qualifying. Nonetheless, he led his team to finish fourth in the league table.
“I’m So Excited About What We Can Achieve”: Words from Gareth Taylor on His Future Plans with Man City Women
Taylor expressed great pleasure at committing himself to Manchester City for another year despite reports linking him with several other clubs:
“I’m very happy to be able to commit myself to Man city women’s football club for another season until 2023-24 is one that I’m so excited about.”
The head coach went on further explaining how enjoyable it has been working with such talented players who have helped him grow as a professional:
“We have been in a transitional period over the past twelve months where we needed young bloods who can help us rise back again while staying true our game plan. The girls have been fantastic in adapting to new strategies and tactics, which I believe will help us achieve our goals.”
During his three-year tenure as manager of the women’s team, Taylor has already won an FA Cup in 2020 and League Cup in 2022 with City.
The Future Looks Bright for Manchester City Women
Taylor also stated that although the pressure is on them to succeed, he enjoys challenges and always strives to push himself:
“I know that there is pressure on us to succeed, but I enjoy it – I have always challenged myself throughout my career and that’s now more important than ever as a coach. With these players by my side who are equally hungry for success, we can create history together.”
With Gareth Taylor signing a new contract extension at Manchester City women’s football club, fans worldwide can expect exciting things from this talented team under his guidance.
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