Paul Taylor (footballer, born 1949)

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Paul Taylor
Personal information
Full name Paul Taylor
Date of birth (1949-12-03) 3 December 1949 (age 64)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1969-1971 Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971-1973 Sheffield Wednesday[1] 6 (0)
1973-1974 York City[2] 4 (0)
1974 Hereford United (loan)[3] 1 (0)
1974 Colchester United (loan)[4] 9 (0)
1974-1977 Southport[5] 95 (16)
? Los Angeles Skyhawks ? (?)
Columbus Magic ? (?)
Teams managed
1987-1988 Gillingham
1990 Walsall
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Taylor (born December 3, 1949 in Sheffield, England) is a former Association football player and manager. Currently he holds the position of Director of Football for Walsall.[6]

Playing career[edit]

Taylor began his playing career with his hometown team, Sheffield Wednesday, turning professional in 1971, but only made six first-team appearances before being sold to York City in 1973. He again failed to establish himself as a regular at Bootham Crescent and was loaned out to Hereford United and Colchester United. In 1974 he was sold to Southport, where he finally established himself as a first-team regular, making over 100 appearances in total.[6]

In 1977 Taylor left England to play in the United States.[6]

Managerial career[edit]

In 1981, Taylor returned to England as assistant manager of Gillingham after the appointment as manager of Keith Peacock, with whom he had worked in America. He remained in this role until Peacock was sacked in December 1987, whereupon he was promoted to manager. His reign was unsuccessful, however, and he was himself sacked less than a year later.[6]

After leaving Priestfield Stadium, Taylor joined Walsall, where he served as coach and assistant manager and also had a very brief spell as manager. In 1994 he became Director of Football, a post he holds to this day.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : 1946/47 - 2005/06". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  2. ^ "YORK CITY : 1946/47 - 2003/04". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  3. ^ "HEREFORD UNITED : 1972/73 - 1996/97". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  4. ^ "COLCHESTER UNITED:1950/51-1989/90 & 1992/93-2006/07". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  5. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (1984). Canon League Football Players' Records 1946-1984. Newnes Books. pp. p374. ISBN 0-600-37318-5. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Past Managers". Walsall F.C. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 

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