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Manchester City’s Women manager Gareth Taylor set to pen new one-year contract

Gareth Taylor is set to sign a new one-year contract with Manchester City Women, according to the Telegraph

The 50-year-old’s current deal at the Blues expires this summer, but he is reportedly poised to pen an extension following positive talks with the club. 

The Citizens suffered a 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday, with Lucia Garcia scoring a late winner for the home side. 

The defeat was a big blow to their hopes for European qualification, as they now look highly likely to finish fourth in the Women’s Super League this season. 

Despite failing to secure Champions League football next term, Taylor is expected to continue in the job. 

The 50-year-old started his career in football as a defender but was converted into a striker. He had stints at several clubs including City, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Burnley and Nottingham Forest. 

The Weston-born player turned to management following his retirement and was appointed as an academy coach for City’s boys’ team. 

He then took over the women’s side as their manager in May 2020, signing a three-year contract. 

Taylor led his side to victory in the 2020 Women’s FA Cup as they beat Everton 3-1 in the final at Wembley. 

City also triumphed in 2022’s Continental Tyres League Cup under his reign. 

The 50-year-old guided the Citizens to a second-place finish in the Super League in 2020-21 when they posted an incredible 55 points.

They dropped to third last season behind Chelsea and Arsenal

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