By Jack Gaughan for MailOnline
Published: 18:14 GMT, 24 January 2020 | Updated: 21:05 GMT, 24 January 2020
Manchester City are prioritising the advancement of their women’s team amid major changes.
Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie at rivals Manchester United 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
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