Nick Cushing becomes first team manager of Manchester City Ladies
Manchester City Ladies have finalised their management setup ahead of their debut in the FA Women's Super League.
Last Updated: 03/11/13 7:12pm
Leigh Wood continues his long-standing association with the team as head coach with Nick Cushing, who has occupied various coaching roles at the club in recent seasons, becoming first-team manager.
They will be assisted by coach Kevin Sims and goalkeeping coach Kurt de Klerk.
City are joining Arsenal Ladies, Birmingham City Ladies, Bristol Academy WFC, Chelsea Ladies, Everton Ladies, Notts County Ladies and Liverpool Ladies in the first tier of the newly-formed league, which kicks off in March 2014.
"It's a very exciting day for us. We want to play a major role in the WSL and a major role in women's football," Cushing said.
"We're building a very exciting project, we're taking it very seriously and we're very much looking forward to getting started.
"It's a new league and a new adventure for us, but our aim is to be as competitive as we can. We've got a core bunch of players, but we need to build a bigger squad and develop the culture and environment of the team - that's very important to us, but we're looking forward to the challenge."