Gareth Taylor signs new Man City contract

Gareth Taylor looks on prior to the Barclays Women's Super League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur
Gareth Taylor looks on prior to the Barclays Women's Super League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on November 26, 2023 (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Manchester City have announced that head coach Gareth Taylor has signed a new contract. The deal will see the manager remain in Manchester until at least 2027.

Taylor made the move to Man City in May 2020, before extending his time at the club last summer. Under his tenure, the team have secured 97 wins in 131 games across all competitions, alongside winning both the FA Cup and Continental Cup.

The 51-year-old’s new deal comes during a strong run of form for the Sky Blues, who are currently battling for the 2023/24 Women’s Super League title. Man City boast the best defensive record in the WSL so far this season, having dropped just eight points throughout the campaign.

The Citizens are unbeaten in 12 league games, having taken a pivotal three points from title rivals Chelsea at Kingsmeadow.

Taylor commits to City

After penning the new contract with City, Taylor said: “I’m very happy to be able to commit to City for another three seasons. 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 into what we’re trying to do and achieve.:

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.”

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Women’s Managing Director Charlotte O’Neill also shared her delight in the news that Taylor has committed his future to the club.

“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.”

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