Taylor led City to a fourth-placed finish in the WSL last season. The Citizens had a relatively tough campaign, but the efforts of Taylor – alongside star players Bunny Shaw and Chloe Kelly, led them to a comfortable top-half finish.
What did Gareth Taylor have to say about his new contract at Manchester City?
On his new contract with the Sky Blues, Taylor said: “I’m very happy to be able to commit to City for another season, and 2023-24 is one that I’m so excited about. We have been in a transitional period over the past 12 months, and the women’s game has changed so much during my three years in charge
“We were fortunate to win trophies in each of my first two seasons, and although we haven’t been successful on that front this past year, the pride I’ve taken has come in different forms.
“I’ve really felt that it has been so enjoyable in terms of where the team is at, where I think that they can go and what they can achieve for this football club.
“I know that there is pressure on us to succeed, but I enjoy that – I have always challenged myself throughout my career and that’s now more important than ever as a coach.”
Gareth Taylor’s playing career
Taylor’s playing career began life at Bristol Rovers – he spent four years with the Gas before he made the jump to Crystal Palace in 1995.
His time in South London was mixed at best – following this, he moved to Sheffield United. In total, he made 87 appearances for the Blades, scoring 24 goals in that time.
In 1998, he signed for Manchester City, going on to score nine goals in 48 games for the Citizens. He did not make a single appearance for the club in his final season, as he left to join Burnley the following year.
Towards the end of his career, he enjoyed spells with Nottingham Forest, Tranmere Rovers and Doncaster Rovers, before ending his career with Wrexham in 2011.