New role for former Burnley striker

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Former Clarets striker Gareth Taylor has signed a three-year deal as Head Coach of Manchester City Women.

The 47-year-old, who will be assisted by another ex-Burnley man in Alan Mahon, has been in charge of City’s Under 18s for the last three seasons, guiding the Blues past Burnley in the quarter-final of this year's FA Youth Cup just before lockdown.

He was previously City's Under 16s coach.

Taylor takes over from Nick Cushing, who has joined New York City FC in the MLS.

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Taylor said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have joined Manchester City Women and 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.

“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 Barclays FA WSL season in 2020/21.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have worked with some great people within Manchester City and the Club’s Academy so far, but I’m absolutely relishing my new role within City Football Group and I’ll be giving everything I have to continue Manchester City’s success and growth in the women’s game.”