Nick Cushing to leave Man City Women for New York City FC assistant role

Manchester City Women manager Nick Cushing will leave the club to take on a new role at New York City FC. He has taken the role as assistant manager to Ronny Deila, but stays within City Football Group.

New York City FC is Manchester City’s sister club in the MLS, and has already seen a number of former Citizens coaches make the move.

Patrick Vieira left Manchester City in 2016 to become the new manager of New York City.

Two years later, Pep Guardiola’s No 2, Domenec Torrent, took the job in the MLS, and guided New York City to their best ever finish in the competition.

Now, Cushing has made the move across the Atlantic, leaving Manchester City Women assistant boss Alan Mahon to take the reigns.

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“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,” said Cushing.

“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.”

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Cushing will become Deila’s No 2 at New York City, and he admitted that it’s a brilliant opportunity to work with the former Celtic boss in the MLS.

“It was not an easy decision to leave Manchester City Women’s team and it’s a bittersweet moment saying goodbye to the amazing players and staff I’ve had the chance to work with here,” Cushing said.

“With that said, I’m delighted to stay within the City Football Group family and join Ronny Deila’s staff at New York City FC.

“It is an incredible opportunity for me to join a fantastic Club in a league that is growing more and more with each passing year.

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“I’ve followed the team extremely closely over the years and I’m excited to begin a new challenge in New York and look forward to working with the talented team we have returning.”

Deila hailed Cushing as “incredible”, before his new assistant heads to the USA.

The current Manchester City Women manager will remain with the club until after the Women’s Super League clash with Arsenal on February 2.

Deila said: “I’m very excited that Nick will be joining our staff at New York City FC. He has an incredible reputation within footballing circles and what he’s achieved in Manchester has been nothing short of incredible.”

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Cushing has been a part of Man City since 2007, when he started as a schools coach.

He was given the job as Manchester City Women manager in 2014, following the club’s reformation.

Since then, he’s won three Continental Cups, two FA Cups, and one Women’s Super League title.

His title-winning season went down in history after Manchester City Women went unbeaten throughout the enter league campaign, conceding just four goals on their way to the title.

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