Peter Taylor Lined Up As Newcastle Coach

Good news today, although it’s reported in the Sun, that Newcastle are in talks with former England Under-21 coach Peter Taylor.


Peter Taylor with Sven Eriksson – Peter’s a top coach

Newcastle are said to be in talks with Peter Taylor, who was recently coach of the England Under-21 side, and is a first class coach who had a spell as manager of Leicester City, and recently managed Hull City and Crystal Palace.

The contract of one of our current coaches Steve Round, is up this summer, and there is some talk that Steve may move on from Newcastle United – so Taylor may be being lined up as a replacement.

Taylor would be great at Newcastle and would be a terrific signing to work with Kevin Keegan. Of course our own Steven Taylor played for him for the England Under-21 side, and Peter is not only well thought of in the game, he is also very well thought of at the English FA.

Peter is 55, and in his playing days he played for Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace in the 1970s, amongst other teams, and gained 4 caps for England.

He managed the England Under-21 team from 1996-1999 and then again from 2004-2007.

We hope this news is true – but what do you think?

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Leo

    May 15, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #1

    a fantastic coach, my dad raves on about him saying he would have eventually been the full england manager if things had turned out right


    May 15, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #2

    Think too, this would drive our youngster a step ahead and would be the perfect signing for this job!

  • michael

    May 15, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #3

    If we get Peter Taylor that is really something of a coup. He was the man who gave English football the kick up the arse it needed when he was England manager for that short time.
    Plus Steve Round doesn’t appear to have had anywhere near the same success as Steve McClown’s and Fat Sam’s right hand man. Good riddance. Loving Chris Hughton though the defence has looked so much better since he arrived.

  • Graeme

    May 15, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #4

    He’s a first class coach, no doubt about it.

  • Eric

    May 15, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Give him the money Mabel! Take him on.

  • HeronMag

    May 15, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #6

    Like Glenn Roeder he seems to be a coach that’s very respected by the players that have been in his charge.

    With our youth set up being the new focus I think he would be an ideal addition to the backroom staff.

  • Kash2

    May 15, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Excellent Coach but utterly rubbish manager.

  • Micky Toon

    May 15, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #8

    This is excellent news. Taylor is a brilliant coach. However he always seems to be lacking in self belief. He could have been a top manager if he realised how good he actually is.
    He would be an excellent addition to the club.

  • James

    May 15, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #9

    And there was me thinking we’d get Quique Flores!

  • Gooderz

    May 15, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    There’s no doubting that he is a quality coach, and his experience with the England U21 side will help the young lads already at the club and those that will be added over the coming months.

  • JMC

    May 15, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #11


    im a toon fan all the way but i work in hull and i know about the team, he took them to promotion twice in consecutive years, now they’re on their way to top flight and i’ll be able to watch the toon army smash the tigers and earn bragging rights at work! But how can you say he’s an utterly rubbish manager???

    I say get him on board!!!

  • M

    May 15, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #12

    Great appointment, get it done, prob made up though – SUN


    May 15, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #13

    4 promotions with 3 Clubs is a very good record

    He is great at helping young talent which is benificial to us with our young player policy

    Lost just 2 games as Under 21 boss in 6 years in an impressive record also

    Loves James Milner and Steven Taylor, Would work wonders with their natural talents as well as Zog if he decides to stay (Unlikely)

    Cons: In the Sun= Bulls**t

  • Somotoono

    May 15, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #14

    If this is true what wonderful news. He had a great record with the under 21’s, and with all the young talent that we are trying to attract and bring though the ranks this is an extremely positive step forward for Newcastle. The future’s bright, the furtures BLACK & WHITE!

  • geordie in taipei

    May 15, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Taylor is a good coach, i wouldnt also mind seeing us getting in a foriegn coach some one to help Keegan bring out the skills in ome of our more talented players….not sure as to who could do that mind??????

  • ObaFan2

    May 15, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #16

    We seem to be taking on backroom staff all the time but no players!!

    Yes Taylor will be good but whats MA doing moaning about players wages and taking on more non-playing staff.

    Over-load the club with overpaid executives like (Ernie) Wise on “1.5 million a year who can’t even get Owen to sign a new contract let alone attract top class Modric types.

    Prove me wrong, pull your fingers out and get some good and classy players in …… plz

  • Hadrian

    May 15, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #17

    this a replacement for round ?, as keegan wants to keep hold of him and round wants to stay .

  • Toonboy

    May 15, 2008 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Peter Taylor would be a great signing for the club 🙂

  • clinta

    May 16, 2008 at 4:30 AM

    Comment #19

    What’s this spur back rooms staff thing al about ey?!


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