Peter Taylor Turns Down Newcastle

For the second time in just under three years, Peter Taylor has turned down the chance to become a coach at Newcastle United.

Peter Taylor – turns down Newcastle

This time it was the chance to become Alan Pardew’s Assistant Manager at Newcastle.

Pardew has been working with a coaching staff of three since succeeding Chris Hughton at St James’ Park last month.

And there was news that broke yesterday, that he wanted to bring the experienced Taylor to Tyneside, to fill the role of Assistant Manager.

However, the former England Under-21 boss has decided to remain at Bradford.

The Bradford Joint Chairman Mark Lawn told the Yorkshire Post:

“Newcastle approached us between Christmas and New Year and we subsequently agreed compensation for the remainder of Peter’s contract.”

“But since then Peter has indicated he wants to stay and we hope that is the end of it.”

Taylor also rejected the Newcastle Youth Academy Director job back in May, 2008, when it was offered to him by the then Director of Football, Dennis Wise.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Alinufc

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #1

    damn hes picked bradofrd over us really shows alot for ashleys reputation for treating managers 🙁

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #2

    Dont see why he would drop from No 1 to No 2 anyways!


  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m more bothered that Taylor seemed happy to make it public that he might be in line for the job, then has (or at least his club chairman has) publicly turned it down. It shows a real lack of class – now anyone else offered the job will publicly feel very second choice, which makes our job harder.

    Peter Taylor will hopefully never be offered a role at a decent club again.

  • hitman

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #4

    get carver in

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Tight Ashley. This probably is all to do with wages.

  • milburn 77

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #6

    agree totally with AngerOfTheNorth, if he wasnt interested in taking he job why make any statement about it at all?

  • ginkoh

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #7

    If he doesn’t want to be here so no reason he should come for us.

    I still want Carver to be our No.2 more than him.

  • expatgeordie

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Good riddance I’d rather have Carver anyway.

  • geoff777

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Got to be wages.
    Most assistants at top 5 clubs will be on more than Pardew gets.

  • HaZ-NUFC

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #10

    we want Wilkins!!!!

  • sammydolan

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Yea AngerOfTheNorth – seems to be a common thing with managers using the publicity to show there loyality as well as engineering moves. I cannot see what the hell he’s gained from telling everyone we were after him? Maybe he’s won over some Bradford fans…. I *might* be biased here but I’d rather win over a shed load of Newcastle fans than Bradford ones 🙂

    Wonder if anyone had made any moves for Ray Wilkins? I can’t help but thinking I’d love big Chris back 🙁

  • hitman

    Jan 4, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #12

    bradford chairman on SSN now saying compo was sorted and taylor just had to sort out wages….

  • Shot Bru

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Hitman..if it was a case of Taylor turning us down because of wages i reckon we have missed a trick there…..Taylor’s knowledge of the lower leagues and non-league is second to none..surely pay the man the going rate because we will recoup his wages and some on the talent he identifies for the club…

  • dublin mag steve

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #14

    id say ray wilkins is getting paid more by sky sports than he would get as assistant at newcastle anyhow dont think hed want the job as hes more qualified than pardew

  • Sav

    Jan 4, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Get Carver!

    “You’re a big man, but you’re in bad shape. With me it’s a full time job. Now behave yourself. ”
    (JC to FatAsh)

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 4, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #16


    it’s only us oldies will know what the hell you mean. great film.

  • Thump

    Jan 4, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Amazing film, Rotanda.


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