Former Gloucester City loanee Gareth Taylor led Manchester City to their third Women’s FA Cup triumph earlier this month.
They defeated Everton 3-1 after extra-time at Wembley thanks to late goals from Georgia Stanway and Janine Beckie.
Sam Mewis had given City the lead with a header from Alex Greenwood’s corner before half-time, but Valerie Gauvin levelled for Everton to force an additional 30 minutes.
City drew 2-2 with unbeaten leaders Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village in the Women’s Super League on Saturday, having led 2-0 at half-time.
Taylor, 47, was appointed head coach on a three-year deal in May and is now leading a team packed with some of the leading players in the women’s game, including Lucy Bronze, Alex Greenwood, Jill Scott Ellen White and England captain Steph Houghton.
He had been in charge of the men’s Under-18 side, having previously overseen the Under-16s.
Centre forward Taylor enjoyed a spell at Manchester City as a player in between 1998 and 2001 during a career that also took in stints at the likes of Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest and Burnley, along with 15 caps for Wales.
But when he was a youngster breaking through at Bristol Rovers, he joined Gloucester City on a temporary basis.
He was a left-back at the time and it was not until three years later that John Ward converted him into a striker, helping him go on to earn a £1.25 million move to Crystal Palace in 1995.
Gloucester were in the Southern League Premier Division and managed by Steve Millard.
Taylor made his debut in a 2-2 home draw with John Murphy’s Trowbridge Town on January 18, 1991.
His only other appearance for the Tigers was in a 5-2 defeat at Crawley Town.
He then returned to Rovers, while Gloucester went on to finish 12th, which was a disappointment after their runners-up placing the previous year.