Former Ipswich Town loanee Alan Mahon has left his role as coach of Manchester City Women.

The 46-year-old had been with City for almost a decade, having joined the club back in August 2014 and helping them win one league title and three FA Cups. 

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Mahon took charge on an interim basis back in 2020, where he came up against Ipswich Town Women in the last 16 of the FA Cup. 

On his departure he said: "After 10 wonderful years with Manchester City Football Club, I am looking to embark on the next chapter of my journey. 

"I will always look back on this period fondly and with great pride for all we achieved. The passion, commitment and dedication from players and staff has made Man City Women the formidable force it is today, and I have no doubt that this success will continue in the future. 

"I have made many lifelong friends during the last decade, and I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and helped me develop professionally and personally during this period. 

Alan Mahon took control of Manchester City Women on an interim basis in 2020.Alan Mahon took control of Manchester City Women on an interim basis in 2020. (Image: PA)

"Every new beginning starts with an end - as sad as I am to leave City, I am also excited and inspired for the future.

"I am looking forward to what lies ahead for me and sharing my experience and passion in pastures new."

The Irishman made 12 appearances for Ipswich, scoring one goal, during his loan spell from Blackburn Rovers in the first half of the 2003/04 season. 

After his short stint at Portman Road, he would join Wigan Athletic, before spells at Burnley, Blackpool (loan) and Tranmere Rovers, where he finished his career in 2011.