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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 Pos Result Opposition Competition
119.08.2000120 - 0Aston Villa (H)Premier League
223.08.200041 - 0West Ham United (A)Premier League
326.08.200060 - 0Bradford City (A)Premier League
406.09.200032 - 1Ipswich Town (H)Premier League
509.09.200021 - 0Southampton (H)Premier League
614.09.2000-1 - 1Red Star Belgrade (H)UEFA Cup 1 leg 1
717.09.200022 - 0Chelsea (A)Premier League
824.09.200021 - 1Everton (H)Premier League
928.09.2000-1 - 3Red Star Belgrade (A)UEFA Cup 1 leg 2
1001.10.200010 - 0Sunderland (A)Premier League
1114.10.200030 - 3Manchester United (H)Premier League
1221.10.200050 - 1Liverpool (A)Premier League
1328.10.200032 - 1Derby County (H)Premier League
1401.11.2000-0 - 3Crystal Palace (H)League Cup 3
1504.11.200031 - 0Manchester City (A)Premier League
1611.11.200031 - 1Newcastle United (H)Premier League
1718.11.200033 - 0Middlesbrough (A)Premier League
1825.11.200040 - 3Tottenham Hotspur (A)Premier League
1902.12.200033 - 1Leeds United (H)Premier League
2010.12.200040 - 1Coventry City (A)Premier League
2116.12.200043 - 1Charlton Athletic (H)Premier League
2223.12.200032 - 1West Ham United (H)Premier League
2326.12.200041 - 6Arsenal (A)Premier League
2401.01.200161 - 2Bradford City (H)Premier League
2506.01.2001-3 - 0York City (H)FA Cup 3
2614.01.200160 - 2Ipswich Town (A)Premier League
2720.01.200170 - 0Arsenal (H)Premier League
2827.01.2001-2 - 1Aston Villa (A)FA Cup 4
2931.01.200180 - 1Southampton (A)Premier League
3003.02.200162 - 1Chelsea (H)Premier League
3110.02.200171 - 2Everton (A)Premier League
3217.02.2001-3 - 0Bristol City (H)FA Cup 5
3324.02.200172 - 0Sunderland (H)Premier League
3403.03.200142 - 0Liverpool (H)Premier League
3510.03.2001-1 - 2Wycombe Wanderers (H)FA Cup 6
3617.03.200170 - 2Manchester United (A)Premier League
3701.04.200190 - 2Charlton Athletic (A)Premier League
3804.04.200191 - 2Aston Villa (A)Premier League
3907.04.2001101 - 3Coventry City (H)Premier League
4014.04.2001111 - 2Manchester City (H)Premier League
4116.04.2001110 - 2Derby County (A)Premier League
4221.04.2001120 - 3Middlesbrough (H)Premier League
4328.04.2001130 - 1Newcastle United (A)Premier League
4405.05.2001104 - 2Tottenham Hotspur (H)Premier League
4519.05.2001131 - 3Leeds United (A)Premier League
4618.08.2001200 - 5Bolton Wanderers (H)Premier League
4725.08.2001200 - 4Arsenal (A)Premier League
4808.09.2001181 - 1Ipswich Town (H)Premier League
4910.09.2001-1 - 0Blackpool (A)League Cup 2
5015.09.2001173 - 2Derby County (A)Premier League
5117.09.2001181 - 2Middlesbrough (H)Premier League
5222.09.2001180 - 0Fulham (H)Premier League
5326.09.2001190 - 1Newcastle United (A)Premier League
5429.09.2001200 - 2Charlton Athletic (A)Premier League

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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