Man City Women head coach Gareth Taylor has signed a one-year contract extension with the club. Taylor was hired in May 2020 and won his first prize shortly after with a victory against Everton in the Women’s FA Cup final. Taylor’s contract was set to expire at the end of June. Under Taylor’s direction, Man City also defeated Chelsea 3-1 to win the Conti Cup in March 2022 and advanced to the FA Cup final. However, the Blues defeated them at Wembley that time. However, Man City lost out on playing in the Champions League after going 16 games without a loss during the 2022–23 season, placing fourth in the WSL behind Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal. Additionally, they advanced to the FA Cup quarterfinals and the Conti Cup semifinals, respectively.
“I’m thrilled to have renewed my contract with the Club; it feels fantastic to have completed it,” Man City Women head coach Gareth Taylor said. “I’m overjoyed to be able to commit to City for another campaign, and 2023/24 is one I’m especially looking forward to. The women’s game has altered significantly during my three years in charge, and the past 12 months have been a time of transition. Although we weren’t successful on that front this past season, we were lucky enough to win trophies in each of my first two seasons. Nevertheless, the pleasure I’ve felt has taken other forms.”
“In terms of where the squad is now, where I believe they can go, and what they can do for this football club, I truly felt that it had been such a great experience,” he added. “I am aware that there is pressure for us to be successful, but I like it since I have always pushed myself throughout my career, and as a coach, that is now more crucial than ever. I really want to make the most of what I feel I’m capable of doing individually, and I think this group of players has the potential to transform those almost-moments into actual ones with mine and the staff’s help to advance us to the next level.”
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