Manchester City Women has seen numerous key figures leave the club this summer, which has raised suspicion amongst fans about what happened behind closed doors.
Rumours and speculation have been circulating online for some time suspecting that there is discord between players and the manager, Taylor.
City women saw their 21/22 league campaign threatened after an influx of injuries. The start to last season’s campaign saw Taylor come under scrutiny with his job security questioned. Some have questioned his tactics, or lack of, and what is claimed to be an inability to inspire confidence.
However, Taylor and the City women managed to turn things around in the second half of the season, securing a Champions League spot and the Continental Cup.
Ahead of this season fully kicking off, Taylor claims that despite the outgoings, City women are in a good position to develop and succeed. Though there are people who question whether he is the right man for the job.
Man City women are now in transition, with a rebuild necessary and onboarding Castellanos, Aleixandri, Ouahabi, Fowler, MacIver, Casparij and Hasegawa.
The worrying side to this is what seems to be a lack of intervention from the big boys at the top. Manchester City are an impeccably run club, with the men’s team and academy causing envy across the footballing world.
City Football Group continue to acquire clubs across the globe, exceptional business and investment economically. Which could potentially see further growth, not just as a club and business, but for talent too.
But where does this leave the women’s team? Now, I know that the women’s game doesn’t bring in the money, nor the audience.
Though England women winning the Euros sends a message and leap frogs the women’s game. So, with such innovative owners, I wonder what their next move will be in establishing our women’s side IF they have plans to dominate in the same way that they ensure our men do.