Nick Cushing to leave role as Manchester City manager.

Manchester City Women’s manager Nick Cushing will leave the club at the start of February.

Cushing will be assistant manager to recently appointed New York City manager Ronny Deila.

Cushing guided the Blues to six trophies in his time at the club including three Continental Cup successes, two FA Cups and One WSL title.

His final match of City will be the League clash against League leaders Arsenal on Sunday February 2nd.

Speaking about his move, Cushing said: “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.

“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.”

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.”

Following Cushing’s departure, current assistant manager Alan Mahon will take charge of first team matters in the interim period, with former England men’s Under-21s coach Brian Eastick providing a supporting role, bringing with him over 30 years of experience both on and off the pitch.

He will leave City with 18 months left on his contract, having signed a three-and-a-half-year deal in December 2017.

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