The former Wales women’s national team coach was unveiled in her new post on Thursday - the latest achievement in the Club's commitment to player development.
Asked of his comments on the news in his City v Birmingham press conference on Friday, Taylor expressed his pride.
"I was fortunate enough to do my pro license with Jayne," he revealed. "We lost touch a little bit but it’s a good appointment.
"I spoke to her this morning to firstly congratulate her but we want to help her as much as we can.
"It must be a difficult and daunting kind of task to raise the levels of our Development Squad as much as we can and the RTC as much as we can.
"Her work ethic is top drawer so we should be really successful in that regard.
"I’ve spoken to her about shadowing us as much as she can and if there’s any support or help we can give her to just ask. We’re really pleased."
Hear Gareth's City v Birmingham press conference in full via the video above...