Manchester City’s manager Nick Cushing will leave the club, after his side plays Arsenal on 2 February, to become assistant manager at New York City in the MLS.
Arsenal face Manchester City on 2 February with the two sides, along with Chelsea, still very much fighting it out for the title.
After winning six trophies with City’s women’s side, he is now moving to join New York City, another side owned by the City Football Group.
The 35-year-old told the City website is was not a decision he took lightly.
“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,” he told Manchester City’s website.
“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.”
At Manchester City, assistant manager, Alan Mahon will take temporary charge after the game against Arsenal, supported by Brian Eastick who, City say, brings with him ‘over 30 years of experience both on and off the pitch.’
It’s not clear if City plan to find any women for any of these roles moving forward.
New York City was, of course, the place Patrick Vieira started his managerial career before moving back to France to take on the job at Nice.
In 2018, Vieira was replaced in New York by Domènec Torrent who has already been replaced by Ronny Delia.
Torrent signed a three-year deal but it was agreed he would ‘part ways’ with the club back in October.
Delia was appointed on 6 January.