CT Spurs appoint Ian Taylor as new head coach


Cape Town Spurs have announced the appointment of Ian Taylor as their new head coach for the remainder of the 2020/21 GladAfrica Championship season.

Taylor returned to Ikamva at the start of the new season after spending three years in China and has taken over the reins as head coach from Vladislav Heric, who mutually agreed to end his working relationship with the Urban Warriors last month.

The 44-year-old coach served as the Head of Talent Development at Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F FC, who signed a partnership agreement with Ajax Amsterdam in 2017.

Taylor will be assisted by Cape football legend Nathan Paulse, who enjoyed a distinguished playing career that took him to Europe where he starred for Swedish top-flight club Hammarby IF.

Paulse is best remembered for the time he spent at Ajax Cape Town.

“The main objective is to get the structure and organisation right in the team – trying to get the balance right, and at the same time, trying to get the results,” said Taylor following his announcement as CT Spurs coach on Tuesday.

“We’re taking it one game at a time and trying not to get too far ahead of ourselves. It’s a matter of playing out of our organisational structures basically – and working on elements of conditioning and scoring, which we’re lacking.”.

Spurs return to action away to Baroka FC in a Nedbank Cup last-32 tie on Monday before hosting 2020/21 GladAfrica Championship leaders Sekhukhune United in a league fixture five days later.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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