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Full name Thomas Frederick Taylor
Date of birth 26 September 1951 (age 61)
Place of birth Hornchurch, England
Playing position Defender (retired)
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
1966–1970 Leyton Orient 114 (4)
1970–1979 West Ham United 340 (8)
1977 → Team Hawaii (loan) 19 (0)
1979–1982 Leyton Orient 116 (5)
1982–1983 Beerschot 27 (0)
1971–1973 England U-23 13 (0)
1995–1996 Cambridge United
1996–2001 Leyton Orient
2003 Farnborough Town
2004–2006 King's Lynn
2007 Peterborough United (caretaker)
2007–2008 Boston United
2011 Belper Town
2013 PS Kemi Kings
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Thomas Frederick Taylor (born 26 September 1951 in Hornchurch, London) is an English football manager and former footballer. As a footballer, he played as a defender. He is the former manager of Belper Town.
Taylor played for Leyton Orient, helping them to promotion to Division Two, and captained the England youth team. He won 13 caps for the England Under-23 team, but never made a senior appearance.
Taylor joined West Ham United in October 1970 and was a member of the team that won the FA Cup in 1975. In 1977 he played for Team Hawaii of North American Soccer League from May to August of this year on loan from West Ham. He returned to Orient in 1979 after losing his place in the Hammers side to Alvin Martin. He played a total of 396 games and scored eight goals for the Hammers.
After a spell in Belgium with K. Beerschot V.A.C., Taylor joined Charlton Athletic as youth coach. He moved into football management in New Zealand for three years, then joined Maidstone United as a coach in 1989.
Taylor became youth team manager at Cambridge United in 1993 and went on to manage the first team in 1995. A year later, he returned to Brisbane Road to manage Leyton Orient.
In 2001, after five years at the club, he left Orient and joined Darlington, leaving in October 2002. Taylor then joined Conference side Farnborough Town, officially taking on the manager's role in May 2003.
In November 2004, Taylor was appointed manager at King's Lynn. In 2006 he joined rivals Peterborough United as assistant to Keith Alexander. At the time of his departure King's Lynn were top of the Southern League. On 15 January 2007, following the departure of Alexander, he was appointed caretaker manager. With the job going to Darren Ferguson five days later, Taylor became number two once again, after overseeing one loss for the club.
In July 2007 he left Peterborough to become manager of Boston United, who had recently been double-relegated from League Two to the Conference North.
Taylor was appointed manager of the Grenada national football team in May 2009. His first game in charge of Grenada was friendly against Panama on 10 June 2009. Taylor contacted Blackburn Rovers'Jason Roberts, Leeds United's Jermaine Beckford and Southampton F.C.'s Bradley Wright-Phillips in the hope of convincing the players to become eligible for Grenada.
He joined FC Torrevieja, in Alicante, Spain, as Director of Football, in January 2010 but left three months later.
In May 2011 he was appointed as manager of Belper Town. In September of that year Taylor resigned as Belper manager after a poor start to the season which saw them exit the FA Cup to lower level opponents.
As a player
West Ham United
FA Cup winner: 1974–75
European Cup Winners' Cup runner-up: 1975–76
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