sport news Manchester City prioritising advancement of women's team amid major changes

Steph Houghton signs new two-year deal at Manchester City as club prioritises advancement of women's team with owners wanting them to become a force in Europe Manchester City are prioritising the development of their women's team  There will be major changes, with manager Nick Cushing set to leave the club City Football Group are eager for the women's side to become a force in Europe   City want to keep their key players, with Steph Houghton signing a new deal

By Jack Gaughan for MailOnline

Published: 18:14 GMT, 24 January 2020 | Updated: 21:05 GMT, 24 January 2020

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Manchester City are prioritising the advancement of their women’s team amid major changes.

Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie at rivals is one of manager Nick Cushing’s final three matches in charge as they head into a new era.  

Cushing announced the end of his six-year reign having accepted the assistant manager’s position at sister club New York City earlier this month.

Manchester City and England star Steph Houghton signed a new contract on Friday

Manchester City and England star Steph Houghton signed a new contract on Friday

Houghton penned a new two-year deal until 2022 as City look to bolster their women's team

Houghton penned a new two-year deal until 2022 as City look to bolster their women's team

Sportsmail understands that the City Football Group (CFG) hierarchy want to make sure the women’s team becomes a force in Europe. Atletico Madrid have dumped them out

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