Developing and support play – Issue 3 (October 2010)
Peter Taylor was named as manager of Bradford City in February 2010. Previously, he had enjoyed a wealth of managerial roles, the most notable being taking charge of the full England team in November 2000 when he was appointed caretaker manager for one match, in which he gave David Beckham the captain’s armband for the first time.
At the time, Taylor was manager of Leicester City, having previously managed Dartford, Southend United, Dover Athletic, and the England Under-21 side.
After departing Leicester in 2001, he joined Brighton and Hove Albion, then, with notable success, Hull City, gaining the club successive promotions in 2004 and 2005 and, consequently, a place in the Championship.
Taylor left to join Crystal Palace in June 2006 before spells at Stevenage Borough and Wycombe Wanderers, as well as rejoining the national team for a further three years as England Under-21 coach.
As a player, he made over 250 appearances for Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur combined, and also appeared for Southend United, Leyton Orient, Oldham Athletic and Exeter City.
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