Women's Team

Taylor hails Queen of the Jungle Jill Scott

Gareth Taylor insists he wasn’t surprised in the least that former City ace Jill Scott won 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

Scott emerged as Queen of the Jungle after beating actor Owen Warner and politician Matt Hancock in the final of the hit ITV show.

Taylor, who managed Lioness Scott here at City, says her supportive personality was key to victory.

He said: "She was great.

"When you look at the programme and you look at what that kind of set-up is, you got a real feeling that Jill would do well in that space.

"She’s a real top team player. She’s great with people and she’s certainly showed that.

"She’s certainly behaved in the way Jill does – she’s fun, she’s supporting and she has that steely determination.


"I was almost a bit surprised by some of the things she did do, certainly some of the eating challenges and certainly some of the ones from a great height.

"But she loves that. She loves the excitement and the challenge definitely."

Taylor also joked, as he spoke in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Brighton game, that her phone would be red-hot following her coronation in Australia.

He added: "Jill is hard to get hold of, let’s just say.

"She’s going to be on a different level now.

"I am sure a lot of the girls will have been in contact with her and they’re probably struggling to get hold of her at the moment because I can imagine the demand is really high for her and rightly so."


City welcome Manchester United to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 11 December.

Kick-off is scheduled for 12:30 (UK), with tickets selling fast for our third-ever women's match at the Etihad.

We hosted Everton there back in May 2014, before welcoming our local rivals in September 2019, when Caroline Weir’s wonder strike saw us run out 1-0 winners in front of what was then a WSL record crowd, and what remains a club record of 31, 213 fans.

With almost 40,000 tickets already sold, it promises to be another historic occasion.

You can secure your tickets online by visiting: www.mancity.com/tickets/womens or by calling: +44 (0)161 444 1894.

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