Former England manager Peter Taylor appointed boss of non-league Maldon and Tiptree as he lands 24TH job of career
FORMER England boss Peter Taylor has taken the 24TH job of his managerial career with non-league outfit Maldon and Tiptree.
The 69-year-old was put in charge of the national team for one game in 2000 and handed David Beckham the captain’s armband for the first time in his career.
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GettyHe took charge of the England first team for one game more than two decades ago[/caption]
He also fielded England youngsters Gareth Barry, Jamie Carragher, Kieron Dyer, Rio Ferdinand and Emile Heskey.
The match, which came in between Kevin Keegan’s departure and Sven-Goran Eriksson’s appointment, ended in a 1-0 defeat to Italy.
Since then, Taylor has gone on to take charge of a host of clubs including Brighton, Hull, Crystal Palace, Bradford City, Gillingham and Dagenham & Redbridge.
He also spent three years as boss of the England U21s between 2004 and 2007.
And he then returned to the FA set-up nine years ago as manager of the U20s.
Now, after leaving National League South side Welling United just 166 days into his spell back in March, he has taken over at Maldon and Tiptree.
The Essex-based team currently ply their trade in the Isthmian League North Division.
They are 18th in the table after just three wins from their opening 17 matches.
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Speaking about Taylor’s arrival, Mitchell Cowling, general manager at Maldon and Tiptree, told the club website: “I am delighted to welcome Peter Taylor to Maldon and Tiptree FC.
“His wealth and knowledge is second to none and I am excited for everyone involved with the club to start working with him.”
Taylor will give his first interview as Maldon head coach on Thursday.