Manchester City Women manager Nick Cushing has announced he will leave his role in February, when he will join New York City FC as assistant manager.
Cushing, who has been in charge of the blues since 2014, has guided City’s women’s team to six trophies in that time – three Intercontinental Cup, Two FA Cups and an FA Women’s Super League title.
“I would like to thank City Football Group and Manchester City for giving me the opportunity to manage our women’s team for the past six years,” Cushing said today. “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.
“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 for 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.”
And the Head of Women’s Football, Gavin Makel added: “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 unrivalled 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.”
Cushing’s last game in charge of the blues will be the home Super League clash with reigning champions Arsenal on February 2nd. Current Assistant Manager Alan Mahon will then take charge in the interim until a permanent manager can be found.