Manager Info

  • Graham Taylor

  • 1990 - 1993

  • Born: 15th Sep 1944, Worksop 

  • Died: 12th Jan 2017, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire

  • Graham Taylor started as an apprentice with Scunthorpe United before making his senior debut with Grimsby Town in 1962 playing as full-back. He was sold to Lincoln City for £4,000 in 1968 and, sadly, had to retire in 1972 with a serious hip injury.
    He became Lincoln City manager at the tender age of 27 and got them promoted to the Football League in 1972 and won the Fourth Division title in 1976. In 1977 he was hired by Watford chairman Elton John and lead the club out of the Fourth Division into the First in only five years. They finished runners-up in their first season and the following year got to the UEFA Cup third round. In 1987 he left for Aston Villa, who had just been relegated to the Second Division. He led them back on his first attempt and again acheived a runners-up in the First Division two years later. He accepted the England job after the 1990 World Cup.
    Qualification for Euro '92 was not thrilling and a last gasp Gary Lineker eqauliser against Poland sent England through. They were lacklustre in the final tournament failing to score only once in two draws and a defeat. During the final game (a two-one loss to hosts Sweden), he was vilified by the England press for substituting Lineker and was branded a "Turnip" by The Sun. The 1994 World Cup qualifying was even less edifying and they suffered losses away to Norway and Netherlands plus the ignomy of going a goal down against minnows San Marino after only 8 seconds. England failed to qualify for the World Cup and the press pressure lead him to resign soon afterwards.
    After England he managed Wolverhampton Wanders and went back to Watford and Aston Villa.
    He died, unexpectly, from a heart attack in January 2017.

Match Types

    • Type
    • Played
    • Won
    • Drawn
    • Lost
    • For
    • Against
    • Friendly
    • 14
    • 9
    • 3
    • 2
    • 21
    • 10
    • World Cup Qualifier
    • 10
    • 5
    • 3
    • 2
    • 26
    • 9
    • European Championship Qualifier
    • 6
    • 3
    • 3
    • 0
    • 7
    • 3
    • European Championship Finals
    • 3
    • 0
    • 2
    • 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • United States Cup
    • 3
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 2
    • 5
    • England Challenge Cup
    • 2
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 5
    • 3
    • Competitive Matches
    • 24
    • 9
    • 10
    • 5
    • 41
    • 22
    • Home
    • 15
    • 9
    • 5
    • 1
    • 31
    • 9
    • Away
    • 18
    • 8
    • 5
    • 5
    • 22
    • 19
    • Neutral
    • 5
    • 1
    • 3
    • 1
    • 9
    • 4
    • Total
    • 38
    • 18
    • 13
    • 7
    • 62
    • 32