Graham Taylor, Community Team

Breaking News - Many pay there respect via social media

Graham Taylor, who has died aged 72, of a suspected heart attack, is widely regarded as Watford's greatest ever manager and became one of football's most respected figures during a career that spanned almost 50 years. ( fans pay tribute )

 

Taylor took Watford from the Fourth Division to a second-placed finish in the top flight in five seasons.

He also guided the club to the only FA Cup final of their history - a 2-0 defeat against Everton in 1984

 

 A floral tribute for Graham Taylor, on the pitch before the Sky Bet Championship match at Molineux, Wolverhampton. A floral tribute for Graham Taylor, on the pitch before the Sky Bet Championship match at Molineux, Wolverhampton.

 

Steve Staunton and Ian Taylor lead the tributes to Graham Taylor Steve Staunton and Ian Taylor lead the tributes to Graham Taylor

 

Graham Taylor was one of a kind. watfordfc

 

Derby County manager Steve Mcclaren says GrahamTaylor death is a "sad loss to football."

 

Former England striker and #MOTD pundit Alan Shearer has paid tribute to Graham Taylor.

 

Graham Taylor after he completed Watford’s incredible rise to the top flight in 1982

 

 

Graham Taylor OBE (15 September 1944 – 12 January 2017) was an English football player, manager, and chairman of Watford Football Club.

 

 

Graham Taylor standing up to a racist fan abusing John Barnes

 

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2:20pm - Football Foundation

Graham Taylor OBE. A true legend and gentleman of the game, and a wonderful Ambassador for us and grassroots sport as a whole.

 

Elton John says Graham Taylor “like a brother to me”

 

 

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One of his former England players, Alan Shearer, was among the first to pay tribute.

Shearer tweeted: "Completely shocked by news of Graham Taylor. Always held him in the very highest regard - the man who gave me my first @england cap. So sad."

The Football Association and the League Managers Association also offered their condolences.

Ex Watford FC Manager Graham Taylor officially opened the Meriden Community Centre

 

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