Man City coach ‘late contender’ for top job at Scottish Premier League club

Manchester City academy head coach Gareth Taylor has been named as a ‘late contender‘ for the open managerial position at Hearts, according to Alan Nixon of the Sun.

Former Hearts manager Craig Levein left the club in October 2019, leaving the club on the search for a new head coach. The Edinburgh based club currently sit in ninth position in the Scottish Premier League, and are now on the search for a new manager to move the club away from the drop zone in Scotland’s top-flight.

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According to Alan Nixon, the highly-rated youth academy coach at Manchester City is a ‘late contender‘ for the top job at Tynecastle, after the club have been speaking to a number of names in the past few days. Despite talks, the Scottish Premier League side are yet to make a final decision on the new manager.

Gareth Taylor is currently managing the Manchester City U18s – a side currently topping the U18 Premier League after an impressive start to the campaign. Taylor’s side have won seven of their nine opening games, scoring 30 goals and only conceding nine in the process.

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The form of Taylor’s side is certainly behind the interest from the Scottish Premier League side. The top job at Tynecastle would be Gareth Taylor’s first step in the senior coaching sphere, after being involved in the Manchester City youth setup following retirement in September 2011.

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