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Manchester City tactician Gareth Taylor signs a new contract amid title push

Manchester City women’s boss Gareth Taylor secures a new contract following an impressive season that has positioned the club as contenders in the WSL title race.

Manchester City announced head coach Gareth Taylor’s new contract, extending his tenure until the summer of 2027, as his previous deal was set to expire at the end of the current season.

Taylor faced scrutiny last season after City, undergoing significant player changes in the summer of 2022, finished outside the top three in the WSL for the first time since their debut season in 2014.

Despite this, the club granted him a new one-year deal for the 2023-24 season, a decision that has been vindicated by City’s recent form. Currently, City sits just behind Chelsea in the WSL table with seven games remaining, with Taylor’s team having won their last 12 consecutive matches across all competitions.

Speaking to ManCity.com, Gareth 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 in to what we’re trying to do and achieve.”

During his 20-year playing career from 1991 to 2011, Taylor was a journeyman striker, representing various clubs such as Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace, and Wrexham. Additionally, he spent three years at City and made a notable appearance as a substitute during the club’s iconic 1999 Division Two play-off final victory over Gillingham at Wembley.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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