Graham Taylor

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Date of Birth September 15, 1944
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Jan 12, 2017 (72)
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Graham Taylor

Graham Taylor, OBE was an English football player, manager, pundit and chairman of Watford Football Club. He was the manager of the England national football team from 1990 to 1993, and also managed Lincoln City, Watford, Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, Taylor grew up in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, which he regarded as his hometown. The son of a sports journalist who worked on the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph, Taylor found his love of football in the stands of the Old Show Ground watching Scunthorpe United. He became a player, playing at full back for Grimsby Town and Lincoln City. After retiring as a player through injury in 1972, Taylor became a manager and coach. He won the Fourth Division title with Lincoln in 1976, before moving to Watford in 1977. He took Watford from the Fourth Division to the First in five years. Under Taylor, Watford were First Division runners-up in 1982–83, and FA Cup finalists in 1984.

About Graham Taylor

Soccer manager who led several clubs, including Aston Villa, England's national team, the Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Watford.

Before Fame

He attended Henderson Avenue Junior School.

Achievement

He played professionally from 1962-1972.

Family Life

He was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. He had two daughters with his wife Rita Cowling.

Associations

He managed striker Darius Vassell on Aston Villa.

Information related to Graham Taylor

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  • UEFA Euro 1992 managers
  • English Football Hall of Fame inductees
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