Peter Taylor

Full name: Peter John Taylor
Birthdate: 03.01.1953
Birthplace: Rochford, Essex
Joined from: Gillingham
Nationality: England
Honours: None
Other clubs as manager: Dartford, Southend United, Dover Athletic, Gillingham, Brighton & Hove Albion, Hull City, Crystal Palace, Stevenage Borough, Wycombe Wanderers, Bradford City
Serving Period: 12.06.2000 - 30.09.2001
Games: 54
Wins: 19
Draws: 9
Losses: 26

Manager profile

Taylor will be remembered by most Leicester fans as one of the worst managers in the club's history, largely due to splashing big amounts of cash on players that simply couldn't cut it at Premier League level. He took charge of the club from 2000-01 after cutting his managerial teeth with Dartford, Southend United, Dover Athletic, Gillingham and even the England U21s, where he really made a name for himself with some good results.

He was given more money to spend than any other manager in the clubs history, but spending it on players such as Ade Akinbiyi, for £5 million, didn't do him any favours with the City faithful. He also brought in Junior Lewis on high wages, a player that followed Taylor around at other clubs before and after his stint in Leicestershire.

Most fans believed that Taylor quickly ruined almost everything Martin O'Neill, the previous manager, had successfully created within a year of him taking charge. That said, Taylor actually had a great start as City boss and had Leicester top of the Premiership after eight games. They stayed top for two weeks, with Taylor being awarded the Premier League Manager of the Month award for September 2000 and City remained in the hunt for a european place until the latter stages of the season. A shock 2-1 home defeat against lowly Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup proved to be the catalyst for a poor end to the season. Nine defeats in City's last ten games saw them sucked down to 13th place in the table.

The momentum of poor form continued into the start of the 2001-02 season, with Leicester losing 5-0 to newly-promoted Bolton Wanderers at home on the opening day. Things didn't get better and Taylor was soon sacked at the end of September.

During his stint with Leicester he was in fact given the role of England manager for one match only, as caretaker boss. It came against Italy away in November 2000 and Taylor looked to blood young players in the game, as well as being remembered for handing David Beckham the captain's armband for his country for the very first time.

After being sacked from his position with City he went on to take charge of Brighton within two weeks, where previous boss Micky Adams had moved in the other direction to be assistant manager to Dave Bassett at Leicester. He guided Brighton to the Division Two championship but resigned at the end of the season due to his frustration with the club's lack of financial resources. Moves to Hull City, a second spell with England U21s, Crystal Palace, Stevenage Borough, Wycombe Wanderers and Bradford City followed before the Bahrain national team took his services on in July 2011.

Competition Total Won Draw Lost F A Win %
League 46 15 8 23 44 68 32.61%
FA Cup 4 3 0 1 9 3 75%
League Cup 2 1 0 1 1 3 50%
Europe 2 0 1 1 2 4 0%
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
All matches 54 19 9 26 56 78 35.19%
All matches(54)
Date Competition Opposition Result Pos Stadium
119.08.2000Premier League Aston Villa (H)0 - 012Filbert Street
223.08.2000Premier League West Ham United (A)1 - 04Upton Park
326.08.2000Premier League Bradford City (A)0 - 06Valley Parade
406.09.2000Premier League Ipswich Town (H)2 - 13Filbert Street
509.09.2000Premier League Southampton (H)1 - 02Filbert Street
614.09.2000UEFA Cup 1 leg 1Red Star Belgrade (H)1 - 1-Filbert Street
717.09.2000Premier League Chelsea (A)2 - 02Stamford Bridge
824.09.2000Premier League Everton (H)1 - 12Filbert Street
928.09.2000UEFA Cup 1 leg 2Red Star Belgrade (A)1 - 3-Arnold Schwarzenegger-Stadium
1001.10.2000Premier League Sunderland (A)0 - 01Stadium of Light
1114.10.2000Premier League Manchester United (H)0 - 33Filbert Street
1221.10.2000Premier League Liverpool (A)0 - 15Anfield
1328.10.2000Premier League Derby County (H)2 - 13Filbert Street
1401.11.2000League Cup 3Crystal Palace (H)0 - 3-Filbert Street
1504.11.2000Premier League Manchester City (A)1 - 03Maine Road
1611.11.2000Premier League Newcastle United (H)1 - 13Filbert Street
1718.11.2000Premier League Middlesbrough (A)3 - 03Riverside Stadium
1825.11.2000Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A)0 - 34White Hart Lane
1902.12.2000Premier League Leeds United (H)3 - 13Filbert Street
2010.12.2000Premier League Coventry City (A)0 - 14Highfield Road
2116.12.2000Premier League Charlton Athletic (H)3 - 14Filbert Street
2223.12.2000Premier League West Ham United (H)2 - 13Filbert Street
2326.12.2000Premier League Arsenal (A)1 - 64Highbury
2401.01.2001Premier League Bradford City (H)1 - 26Filbert Street
2506.01.2001FA Cup 3York City (H)3 - 0-Filbert Street
2614.01.2001Premier League Ipswich Town (A)0 - 26Portman Road
2720.01.2001Premier League Arsenal (H)0 - 07Filbert Street
2827.01.2001FA Cup 4Aston Villa (A)2 - 1-Villa Park
2931.01.2001Premier League Southampton (A)0 - 18The Dell
3003.02.2001Premier League Chelsea (H)2 - 16Filbert Street
3110.02.2001Premier League Everton (A)1 - 27Goodison Park
3217.02.2001FA Cup 5Bristol City (H)3 - 0-Filbert Street
3324.02.2001Premier League Sunderland (H)2 - 07Filbert Street
3403.03.2001Premier League Liverpool (H)2 - 04Filbert Street
3510.03.2001FA Cup 6Wycombe Wanderers (H)1 - 2-Filbert Street
3617.03.2001Premier League Manchester United (A)0 - 27Old Trafford
3701.04.2001Premier League Charlton Athletic (A)0 - 29The Valley
3804.04.2001Premier League Aston Villa (A)1 - 29Villa Park
3907.04.2001Premier League Coventry City (H)1 - 310Filbert Street
4014.04.2001Premier League Manchester City (H)1 - 211Filbert Street
4116.04.2001Premier League Derby County (A)0 - 211Pride Park
4221.04.2001Premier League Middlesbrough (H)0 - 312Filbert Street
4328.04.2001Premier League Newcastle United (A)0 - 113St James' Park
4405.05.2001Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H)4 - 210Filbert Street
4519.05.2001Premier League Leeds United (A)1 - 313Elland Road
4618.08.2001Premier League Bolton Wanderers (H)0 - 520Filbert Street
4725.08.2001Premier League Arsenal (A)0 - 420Highbury
4808.09.2001Premier League Ipswich Town (H)1 - 118Filbert Street
4910.09.2001League Cup 2Blackpool (A)1 - 0-Bloomfield Road
5015.09.2001Premier League Derby County (A)3 - 217Pride Park
5117.09.2001Premier League Middlesbrough (H)1 - 218Filbert Street
5222.09.2001Premier League Fulham (H)0 - 018Filbert Street
5326.09.2001Premier League Newcastle United (A)0 - 119St James' Park
5429.09.2001Premier League Charlton Athletic (A)0 - 220The Valley

Peter Taylor transfers in

Player Club Fee Date
Gary Rowett Birmingham City £3,000,000 04.07.2000
Callum Davidson Blackburn Rovers £1,600,000 07.07.2000
Simon Royce Charlton Athletic Free 11.07.2000
Trevor Benjamin Cambridge United £1,300,000 12.07.2000
Ade Akinbiyi Wolverhampton Wanderers £5,000,000 27.07.2000
Richard Cresswell Sheffield Wednesday £750,000 01.09.2000
Damien Delaney Cork City £50,000 24.10.2000
Billy McKinlay Blackburn Rovers On loan 27.10.2000
Matthew Jones Leeds United £3,000,000 13.12.2000
Roberto Mancini Lazio On loan 18.01.2001
Dean Sturridge Derby County £350,000 19.01.2001
Junior Lewis Gillingham £50,000 30.01.2001
Kevin Ellison Altrincham £50,000 06.02.2001
Lee Marshall Norwich City £600,000 21.03.2001
Dennis Wise Chelsea £1,600,000 25.06.2001
Ian Walker Tottenham Hotspur £2,500,000 09.07.2001
James Scowcroft Ipswich Town £3,000,000 31.07.2001

Peter Taylor bought 17 players for £22,850,000

Peter Taylor transfers out

Player Club Fee Date
Theo Zagorakis AEK Athens Free July 2000
Pegguy Arphexad Liverpool Free 01.07.2000
Ian Marshall Bolton Wanderers Free August 2000
Graham Fenton Stoke City Free 10.08.2000
Tony Cottee Norwich City Free 11.09.2000
Lawrie Dudfield Lincoln City On loan 15.09.2000
Steve Walsh Norwich City Free 15.09.2000
Stuart Campbell Grimsby Town On loan 15.09.2000
Stan Collymore Bradford City Free 26.10.2000
Lawrie Dudfield Chesterfield On loan 04.12.2000
Neil Lennon Celtic £5,750,000 08.12.2000
Stuart Wilson Cambridge United Free 22.12.2000
Jon Ashton Notts County On loan January 2001
Phil Gilchrist West Bromwich Albion £500,000 22.03.2001
Tommy Goodwin Released Free May 2001
Stuart Campbell Grimsby Town £200,000 30.05.2001
Tim McCann Glentoran Free June 2001
Lawrie Dudfield Hull City £250,000 22.06.2001
Richard Cresswell Preston North End £600,000 13.07.2001
Steve Guppy Celtic £350,000 02.08.2001

Peter Taylor sold 20 players for £7,650,000
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