Peter Taylor May Be Joining Newcastle As Assistant Manager

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.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • UpdaToon

    Jan 3, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Taylor wouldn’t make a bad coach and has a good track record of man management. A bit like Ray Wilkins. Might even tempt Beckham to come and play here –

  • Thump

    Jan 3, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Wouldn’t mind him but think I’d prefer Carver for nostalgia sake.

    From wiki, his managerial honours:

    As a manager


    * Southern League Cup winner: 1988, 1989
    * Southern League Championship Match winner: 1988, 1989
    * Kent Senior Cup winner: 1987, 1988


    * Football League Division Two Play-Off Final winner: 1999–00

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    * Football League Division Two winner: 2001–02

    Hull City

    * Football League Division Three runner-up: 2003–04
    * Football League One runner-up: 2004–05

    Wycombe Wanderers

    * Football League Two 3rd: 2008–09

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 3, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #3
  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 3, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Some big clubs in that list : )

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #5

    I think that’s the only photo of him smiling Ed. The photos in the other articles make this guy look like a serial killer or a terrorist 😛
    Of course you should never judge a book by it’s cover but he does seem stubborn and strict like a certain Mr Graham Souness lol. I really don’t care as long as he doesn’t mess up team morale and gets the team training well and hard.

  • Thump

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #6

    If true GeordieGerman, I wish him the best of luck. I hope he makes a name for himself and sticks two fingers firmly up at Fat Ash. We should never have let him go.

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Thump, Hope he get’s the job too Thump, Crystal Palace couldn’t get a nicer Guv.

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #8

    looks like the deal could be coming closer as they both would take pay cuts to play regular

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #9

    also we seem to be after Wayne Bridge according to some reports i dont seem to believe it though as he wont even get a game

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #10

    aw god daily mail defo not true a didnt realise it was them ha

  • baro

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #11

    Wayne Bridge? Why would we bring him in when we have Jose Enrique and young Shane Ferguson? They are both young and i see no reason what so ever bringing Bridge in. Otherwise I’d take Bentley and Robbie Keane in any day. They are better than what we have. We should only have 4 strikers not 10. Carroll, Keane, Ameobi, Ranger the rest need to leave. Bentley is a winger who has a dipping perfect cross. He will feed Carroll as will Joey Barton.

  • dublin mag steve

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #12

    dont know about peter taylor hes one of the few managers to have travelled more than alan pardew wether or not he turns out to be the right man ill give him a chance i think the beckham link is lidicrous hes not what we need neither is that cockey cockney git david bentley wayne bridge would never get in ahead of jose we need a striker with something a bit different pace especially and a left winger i think gutierez is soing backwards theres never an end product with him id love to see adam johnson although he seems to be back in favour.

  • dublin mag steve

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #13

    does anyone else think kenny miller of rangers would be a good addition he seems to be playing out of his skin.

  • dublin mag steve

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #14

    btw way i meant to say on the link to becks i just cant see posh strutting her stuff doen the big markets on a sundey night id say powers will give you something in the region of 1,000,000 to 1 on that happening

  • Sav

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:52 AM

    Comment #15

    Its the Bigg Market (singular), Dublin Steve.
    Like to see Carver brought in a s well but Llambias and FatAsh seem paranoid like ‘Get Smart’ on acid.

    Get Carver!
    You’re a big man, but you’re in bad shape. With me it’s a full time job. Now behave yourself.
    (John Carver to FatAsh).


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