Paul Taylor (footballer, born 1949)

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Paul Taylor
Personal information
Date of birth (1949-12-03) 3 December 1949 (age 68)
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)
1974Hereford United (loan)[3] 1 (0)
1974Colchester 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

Paul Taylor (born 3 December 1949 in Sheffield, England) is a former football player and manager. For a number of years he held 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 USA.[6]

Managerial career[edit]

In 1979 Taylor was appointed Head Coach of Columbus Magic, a position he held until the club folded after the 1980 season.

In 1981, he 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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : 1946/47 - 2005/06". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  2. ^ "YORK CITY : 1946/47 - 2003/04". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  3. ^ "HEREFORD UNITED : 1972/73 - 1996/97". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Transfer 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 Transfer Database. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  5. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (1984). Canon League Football Players' Records 1946-1984. Newnes Books. p. 374. ISBN 0-600-37318-5. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Past Managers". Walsall F.C. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2007. 

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