Newcastle Target Taylor Decides to Manage Wycombe

Newcastle’s attempt to bring Peter Taylor into their Academy as ther new Director has ended after Taylor elected to take the manager job at League Two club Wycombe Wanderers yesterday.


Peter Taylor – with Sven Eriksson – now new manager at Wycombe

It’s hard to fault Peter’s decision to remain in management since he’s still fairly young at 55.

His decision reflected a desire to remain as a manager rather than take a role behind the scenes.

Newcastle’s interest never seems to have got beyond the first meeting Peter had with Dennis Wise, when they had coffee together a few weeks ago and discussed the new Newcastle coaching structure.

Referring to his talks with Newcastle, Taylor said yesterday:

“I’ve taken all things into account in making this decision.”

“I’ve got so much enthusiasm still to be a manager and I love being out on the training ground. “

“I’ve learned from every club I’ve been at, whether I’ve been a success or a failure.”

Peter is very like Kevin in that he just loves to work with his players, and we think he would have been an excellent assistant manager for Kevin, but it wasn’t to be.

But the very fact we made contact with Peter and let him know our ambitions for the future will stand us in good stead for the future, with one of the best coaches in England.

We are sure Peter will do very well at Wycombe Wanderers, where of course our own Steven Taylor spend some loan time under then manager Tony Adams back in 203.

This will be the 10th club team Peter Taylor has managed in his career.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • robertsa

    May 30, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    4 words!!
    what was he thinking??????

  • Luke

    May 30, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    One of the most over rated coaches in the country and has had more clubs than nick faldo (sorry)

  • mark

    May 30, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Not a good day. firstly dunne goes to spurs then taylor blows us out.

  • Eric

    May 30, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Wycombe Wanderers? Now that is some ambition. Says he wants to be out with the players. What on earth would he have been doing with our academy then? Sounds like a load of baloney to me unless he was wise after the event! Rather have Pedro in charge of our youngsters.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 30, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Not really Taylors biggest fan to be honest but it shows what a bad idea it is to have someone like Dennis Wise in the Recruitment Team he clearly can not recruit to save his life.

    How many deals will be allowed to fall through before he gets the chop?

    I was also reading this morning that Richard Dunne is now in advanced talks with Spurs:

    Manchester City defender Richard Dunne, who has been rumoured as a possible transfer target for both Sunderland and Newcastle, is on the brink of a £5m move to Tottenham Hotspur.
    Dunne is in advanced talks with the White Hart Lane club, with Juande Ramos keen to partner him with Jonathan Woodgate at the back.

    Is Dennis actually making offers to these players becasuse it seems that this “huge dossier” is shrinking by the day?

    From where I am sitting it is clear that Wise is not the type of person this club needs heading up a recruitment drive or fronting our club.

  • dick

    May 30, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #6

    As I said last week toon will only get players spurs dont want,love to know what going on at toon because we need players and you’ve got to fork out the money to get them up here, gone are the days when players will come up here just for the toons name alone

  • Eric

    May 30, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Dick and sirjasontoon are right. Wise needs the chop because he has a “dodgy dossier”. We went to war over the last one (dossier that is). Who does Wise think he is? Lord Kitchener, pointing his finger and saying “the Toon Army Needs You”? Let KK go out, find and get players, not some office bound “suit” playing Championship Manager.

  • Slam Dunc

    May 30, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #8

    In reply to Dick comment 5, we know exactly what is going on at Newcastle, it’s all in the Daily Mail with their direct link into our London office.
    Would love to know who is giving them all the inside information:

  • Leo

    May 30, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #9

    good luck taylor would have been good having you hear

    and for people saying he lacks ambition, managing a club rather than being a director takes more ambition he will get them promoted then people once again will sit up and take note

  • Bill F

    May 30, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Couldn’t really see the point in Taylor coming to us anyway, he would have undermined Adam Sandler (Sadler) who is supposed to be doing a good job as academy coach. How many more chiefs do we need, time to start getting in the indians.


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