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:
â€œIâ€™ve taken all things into account in making this decision.”
“Iâ€™ve got so much enthusiasm still to be a manager and I love being out on the training ground. “
“Iâ€™ve learned from every club Iâ€™ve been at, whether Iâ€™ve been a success or a failure.â€
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.