MOVING ON: Coach Ian Taylor

Cape Town City assistant coach Ian Taylor will be returning to Ajax.

But this time it’s Ajax Amsterdam via China.

The former Ikamva youth coach and caretaker will head up talent development at Chinese Super League club Guangzhou FC, who have signed a partnership deal with the Dutch giants, before he joins up with the Amsterdam youth setup.

Taylor tells Independent: “It was the opportunity of a lifetime. I couldn’t say no.

“My responsibilities will be to assist in setting up the academy and bringing in the Ajax philosophy.

“My ties with Ajax Amsterdam over the years have seen me build up good relationships at the Dutch club.

“They know and appreciate the work I’ve done with the youth at Ajax and City.

“I was approached a few months ago already, but was waiting until the partnership deal between the two clubs was sealed before announcing it to John [Comitis, City owner].”

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