Absa Premiership

CT City coach could move to China

2017-12-04 18:38
Ian Taylor and Benni McCarthy (TEAMtalk Media)

Cape Town - Cape Town City assistant coach Ian Taylor is considering leaving South Africa's Absa Premiership for an unnamed Chinese club.

Taylor spent most of his managerial career at Ajax Cape Town, where he worked his way up through the junior ranks to assistant coach and also had a stint as caretaker. He then had a brief spell in charge of National First Division team Cape Town All Stars.

When Cape Town City was formed before the start of last season, Taylor was hired as Eric Tinkler's right-hand man and remained on in that position when Tinkler was replaced by Benni McCarthy ahead of the current season.

But Citizens boss John Comitis has revealed that the 40-year-old Taylor has received interest from China and the club boss says he has his blessing if he decides to take up the offer.

"There is a request for him to go to China and he is carefully considering it. It's nothing confirmed yet, but if it materialises we will fully support him and not stand in his way," Comitis told Goal.

On another note, Comitis says the club hope to persuade striker Lehlohonolo Majoro's to extend his stay.

Majoro has reportedly been linked with a move to SuperSport United.

"At the moment, he has a one-year contract remaining with us and we would like for him to see it out. He is an integral member of our team, and we will sit down with him in January to discuss a new deal. 

"We hope that he is patient enough to stay with us until the rest of the season."

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