please log in to view this image [/IMG] Peter Taylor 2002 - 2006 Full name;____Peter John Taylor_____Date of birth;___3 January 1953 (age 59) Place of birth;___Rochford, England____Playing position; Winger please log in to view this image [/IMG] Senior career 1970–1973 Southend United, Apps. 75, gls 12 1973–1976 Crystal Palace, Apps 122, gls 33 1976–1980 Tottenham Hotspur, Apps 123, gls 31 1980–1983 Leyton Orient, Apps 56, gls 11 1983 → Oldham Athletic (loan) Apps 4, gls 0 1983–1984 Exeter City, Apps 8, gls 0 Total Apps 388, Total goals 87 National team 1976 England, Apps 4, goals 2 please log in to view this image [/IMG] Teams managed 1986–1990 Dartford 1993–1995 Southend United 1995–1996 Dover Athletic 1996–1999 England U21 1999–2000 Gillingham 2000–2001 Leicester City 2000 England (caretaker) 2001–2002 Brighton & Hove Albion 2002–2006 Hull City 2004–2007 England U21 2006–2007 Crystal Palace 2007–2008 Stevenage Borough 2008–2009 Wycombe Wanderers 2010–2011 Bradford City 2011– Bahrain Hull City In November 2002 Taylor was appointed manager of Hull City who were weeks away from their move to the 25,404-seat KC Stadium. A mid-table finish was followed in 2003–04 by promotion as Division Three runners-up. They finished League One runners-up the following season, 2004–05, and thus reached the Football League Championship in the 2005–06 season – their first appearance at that level since 1990–91, and they finished 18th in the league. From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Taylor_(footballer_born_1953) please log in to view this image [/IMG] Cold, fussy, hard to like, bad-tempered … and the best manager we’ve ever had. Two promotions in his first two full seasons. He crafted a team capable of winning any game put before them, defying the howls of derision from supporters underwhelmed by individual signings (Aaron Wilbraham, Delroy Facey, Marc Joseph, Junior Lewis), outraged by isolation of heroes (Justin Whittle) and generally irritated by Taylorisms such as belting the ball to the far right flag on kick off, bringing everybody back to defend corners even when we were behind, and playing as defensively as any Hull City team could ever be upon going ahead. Cynics say Taylor was lucky, idiots say he was over praised because he didn’t finish top of the table with either promotion, but ultimately he revived Hull City in a way previous managers could never have done so – by being right, knowing best and ignoring the paying public who had too many years of hypercriticism and mistrust ingrained in them to notice a job being executed well. He got out at the right time for man and club, albeit messily, but still only the acutest of churls didn’t wish him good cheer when he got his dream job at Crystal Palace, and with Phil Parkinson’s appointment we soon missed him like hell. Phil Brown’s glories owe, as the man himself happily admitted, almost as much to Taylor as they do to Brown himself. From http://www.ambernectar.org/blog/2009/10/the-soul-of-hull-city-–-part-four/ And finally from “A Century Of City” by Mike Peterson – (Written in 2004 while Taylor was still our manager) Taylor, Peter (2002 - ) Experienced at both club and international level, it was considered something of a coup to attract a manager of Taylor’s calibre to manage a club in the Football League’s basement division. And so it proved. Having acclimatised himself to the requirements for success at that level, Taylor set about the task of providing City’s first promotion for nearly twenty years with determination. That determination paid dividends and with a game to spare season 2003 / 04 ended with the Tigers moving onwards and upwards. Reproducing that performance in the following season proved to be within his capabilities and the club celebrated their centenary season with another promotion – the first time in their history that back-to-back promotions had been achieved. In the process Taylor matched or bettered a number of other Tiger managerial records – and did so whilst also managing the England Under-21 side on a part-time basis. As the Tigers enter their second century of existence, the journey continues with Peter Taylor at the helm.