Nick Cushing has paid tribute to Manchester City chiefs after he was confirmed manager of USA satellite club New York City FC.
Cushing became manager of the Manchester City women’s side in 2013, and spent seven years in the dugout before moving to NYCFC in 2020. Cushing was given the new opportunity to become assistant boss of NYCFC which is owned by the City Group – started by Sheikh Mansour and his entourage shortly after purchasing the Premier League club in 2008.
However, Cushing stepped up as an interim head coach after Ronny Deila departed the club in June 2022, and has now been rewarded with the job on a permanent basis.
“The amount of support I have had to get where I am at now is amazing. I have never felt under pressure,” he said. “From the likes of Brian Marwood, Gavin Makel, Jason Wilcox and even now Txiki Begiristain and Pep Guardiola.
“For me Pep Guardiola has had an incredible impact on every football coach in the world,” Cushing added. “Having the opportunity to sit with him with a tactics board and speak to him around the methods he is using and the ideas that I have has been incredible.
“Almost the first few times it was a bit of a dream because of where he is at. But now he’s evolved my thinking and understanding of how his style is applied and the concept of how he plays and why he’s been so successful.
“To learn from him has been incredible and I’m so grateful of that.”