Nick Cushing named manager of Manchester City Ladies

A general view of the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City on September 10, 2011
© Getty Images
Manchester City Ladies appoint Nick Cushing as first-team manager ahead of their debut season in the FA Women's Super League.

Manchester City Ladies have appointed Nick Cushing as first-team manager ahead of their debut season in the FA Women's Super League.

Leigh Wood has been named as head coach, while Kevin Sims and Kurt de Klerk have also been given coaching positions.

"It's a very exciting day for us," Cushing told the club's official website. "We want to play a major role in the WSL and a major role in women's football.

"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."

The new season gets underway in March 2014.

Joe Hart of Manchester City shows his dissapointment during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City and FC Bayern Munchen at Etihad Stadium on October 2, 2013
Read Next:
McLeish: 'Hart can turn form around'
>

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea14111232112134
2Arsenal1494133141931
3Liverpool1493235181730
4Manchester CityMan City1493230151530
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1476124101427
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd145631916321
7West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom145542017320
8Everton145541716120
9Stoke CityStoke145451619-319
10Bournemouth145361922-318
11Watford145361824-618
12Southampton144551315-217
13Crystal Palace144282426-214
14Burnley144281223-1114
15Middlesbrough142751215-313
16Leicester CityLeicester143471724-713
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham143381529-1412
18Hull City143381128-1712
19Sunderland143291424-1011
20Swansea CitySwansea142391631-159
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand