Man City U16 coach Taylor welcomes Pellegrini arrival

Manchester City U16 coach Gareth Taylor has welcomed new manager Manuel Pellegrini. Taylor is yet to meet the Chilean.

Manchester City U16 coach Gareth Taylor has welcomed new manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Taylor is yet to meet the Chilean.

But he told City's website: “I was very impressed with him in the interview but not only in terms of his encouraging words but also on the importance of the academy.

“I was also very impressed with the quotes from the players who’ve worked with him that I’ve read, there’s no rocket science behind it, he has a system, he gives the players a lot of responsibility and he has high standards which he has demanded from everyone at his clubs.

“The playing style can feed down all the way down from the first-team to the academy - I think we’re really going to see the benefits of having a philosophy that will run right through the club in the years to come.

“I speak to Brian [Marwood] whenever I see him and Txiki [Begiristain], who has been fantastic since he’s come in– he’s a really approachable guy and he’s sang the praises of the Academy since he’s been here.

“All the feedback we’ve had has been great but we’re not going to put our feet on the table and think ‘job done’, we’ve still got a lot of hard work ahead of us, especially with moving to the new complex next summer.”

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