Man City coach of women’s team Nick Cushing will leave the club on February 2, in order to join New York City Football Club, as assistant manager.
Man City coach became women’s football legend
Cushing has been in charge of Man City WFC since 2014. During his time at the club, he managed to win three League Cups, two times the FA Cup, and the League title. The 35-year old manager recorded an impressive 74.44% wins, having celebrated triumph in 134 of his 180 games, in charge of the club.
“Making the decision to leave MCWFC has been incredibly difficult given the fantastic players and staff that we have here, and the incredible success that we have achieved together. It isn’t one that I have taken lightly,” Cushing said.
“We’ve had an amazing six-and-a-half seasons and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with everybody. I will be extremely emotional to leave, but I’m very excited about my next role within the City Football Group.”
“Linking up with New York City and Ronny (Deila) is a brilliant opportunity and I’m really looking forward to working in the MLS.”
Cushing will continue working under the City Football Group though, as he will soon start his new position as assistant to newly appointed New York City head coach Ronny Deila.
Man City’s head of women’s football Gavin Makel added that Cushing will be missed:
“On behalf of everybody at the club, I would like to pass on my gratitude and thanks to Nick for his dedication to Manchester City Women over the past six years and to Manchester City as a whole beyond that time.”
“MCWFC was a journey that we began together and what he has achieved as a manager during his time in charge is unrivaled in the women’s game. He will be missed, but everybody here is thrilled for him and this exciting new venture within the City Football Group.”
Current assistant manager Alan Mahon will take charge of the first team in the interim period after Cushing leaves, while former England U21 coach Brian Eastick will provide a supporting role.