Bradford manager Peter Taylor, who was coach of the England U21 side, has been linked with the Assistant manager job on Tyneside.
Peter Taylor – this man is an excellent coach!
Peter Taylor is currently the manager at Bradford and has been at Valley Parade for 10 months after succeeding Stuart McCall.
Indeed Newcastle approached Peter Taylor a couple of years ago to take over the Youth Academy but he didn’t take up the offer and instead Richard Money eventually got the job.
Here’s an article we had out at that time on the possibility of Peter coming to the Tyneside club, back in 2008.
Looking through our records he was offered the job in early May, 2008 by Dennis Wise, but he turned the opportunity down.
Taylor has already admitted there was some credence to the speculation linking him with the vacancy at St James’ Park, and this is what he said:
“I will discuss that with the correct people,” “I don’t want to be rude to anybody but there could be something in it. I would prefer to leave it at that.”
There is no doubt that Peter Taylor is an excellent coach, with huge experience. and it would be a bit of a coup for Newcastle if they could persuade the 58 year old to relocate to Tyneside.
Peter also took charge of the England side in 2000, after Kevin Keegan walked out on the team after the 1-0 defeat against Germany.
As a player, Peter played for both Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur as a winger, and he has managed a number of different clubs, but only Leicester City in the Premier League.
He got the job in the summer of 2000, but didn’t last too long in that job – and he was sacked after about 15 months – but in the first few months had a very good start and in October of 2000 had them top of the Premier League.
Here are all the teams that Peter has managed:
1986-1990 Dartford 1993–1995 Southend United 1995–1996 Dover Athletic 1996–1999 England U21 1999–2000 Gillingham 2000–2001 Leicester City 2000 England (caretaker) 2001–2002 Brighton & Hove Albion 2002–2006 Hull City 2004–2007 England U21 2006–2007 Crystal Palace 2007–2008 Stevenage Borough 2008–2009 Wycombe Wanderers 2010– Bradford City
Peter Taylor is an excellent coach, and a real gentleman, and it would be great news if Newcastle could get him in as Assistant Manager to Alan Pardew – that’s for sure.
That may also mean that John Carver will not be on his way back home to Newcastle, of course.