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Peter Taylor fact file

October 9 2007

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor

The highs and lows of former Crystal Palace manager Peter Taylor's career.


Born in Southend on January 3.


Joins boyhood club Southend United as a trainee.


Crystal Palace snap up the winger and scores 33 goals in 122 appearances.


Gets capped for England while playing for the Third Division club.


Makes big-money move to Tottenham Hotspur, making 123 appearances.


Joins Leyton Orient where he plays 56 games.


Loaned out to Oldham Athletic and makes permanent switch to Exeter City - his last club as a player.


Becomes player-manager of non-league Dartford leading the club to the Southern Cup twice.


Moves on to become Southend manager but resigned after being unable to take Shrimpers beyond midtable of Division One.


Helps Conference club Dover Athletic avoid relegation.


Glenn Hoddle asks him to become England Under-21 manager. After just one defeat in 15 matches, Taylor was replaced by Howard Wilkinson.


Takes on Gillingham manager role and leads the Gills to Division Two play-off triumph over Wigan Athletic.


Appointed Leicester City manager in the Premier League and after a shock FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Wycombe Wanders, City finish in 13th place. Sacked two months into 2001/02 campaign with the Foxes bottom, having spent 23million on players including the 5m buy of Ade Akinbiyi.


England caretaker manager for a 1-0 defeat against Italy and makes David Beckham captain for the first time.


Went to Brighton & Hove Albion to become manager and led a team built by former boss Micky Adams to the Division Two title. Resigns due to the club's lack of ambition.


Installed as Hull City manager and steers them to Division Two in 2004 and the Championship in 2005. An 18th place finish for the Tigers followed.


Re-appointed England Under-21 coach part-time while still at Hull.


June - Becomes Crystal Palace boss after Simon Jordan pays 300,000 compensation to Hull to land his services.


January - Resigns as England Under-21 manager to concentrate on job at Palace.

May - Leads Palace to a disappointing 12th place finish at the end of the 2006/07 Championship season.

October - Sacked 10 games into 2007/08 campaign after just 10 points on the board.

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