South unveiled on Monday that Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos will be their head coach if Football Federation Australia (FFA) give them the green light to move into the A-League.

Taylor guided South to titles in 2014 and 2016 in NPLVIC as the club currently sits third on the table after 15 games played in 2017.

And while chairman of South’s A-League bid board Bill Papastergiadis was aware of the cynics, Taylor said he was in full support of the Brazilian and believed it was only good for the club and Australian football.

“I have a role to play at some level, it may not be as a head coach but there’s always role to play and the club is big enough to move forward with all of us,” Taylor told FourFourTwo.

“I’m a realist, for me clubs change coaches and I think the big thing in Australia is we tend to pick coaches based on what they do for exposure.

“It’s not always the best coaches get the job, it’s a bit on their marketability. Roberto ticks both boxes, he’s a football giant in anyone’s terms and you’ve got the hype.

“I’m there to assist the club in whatever direction they want to move forward in, if that means that taking a little bit of a backseat, I’m there and I’m prepared for that. I think what the club has done bringing him out has been a big injection to the game all round.”

Carlos' fledgling managerial career has included stints in Russia, Turkey and most recently India with Super League outfit Delhi Dynamos.

Roberto Carlos takes questions from kids on Monday night

The Brazilian legend attended two dinners on Monday and Tuesday night, the initial gathering being a private function and Taylor said the reactions from people said it all.

“We were walking through the casino, people didn’t know who he was and all of a sudden one of the waiters in the cafes outside saw him, dropped the coffees he was serving and sprinted over like he’d met God,” he said.

“It signifies what it means to some people and the level, there’s never been a player of that stature in my opinion in Australia. 

“What the club has done in bringing him out here is a phenomenal thing and it’s something I’ll never forget and people associated with the game should accept as well.”

There is no current salary cap on coaches in the A-League and in recent times there has been debate whether FFA should scrap restrictions on players.

Papastergiadis was asked how the club could afford Carlos on Monday and his response was simple, “it’s a rich club”.

Taylor believes the salary cap needs to be scrapped in order for the league to progress.

“Using a salary cap is like trying to run the league like a Melbourne Cup, you’re trying to put weight on teams to keep everyone the same,” Taylor said.

“If you look at your best leagues in the world like La Liga, they’ve got the two best teams in the world – Barcelona and Real Madrid.

"They don’t have salary caps and the standard of their league improves because the best teams drag the rest of the league up.

“When you have salary caps what you’re doing is making the worst teams on par with the best teams and not always for the right reasons.

"For me if one team can spend a bit more than everyone else, it will drag everyone up to their level, not the other way around.”

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