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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 July, 2004, 12:29 GMT 13:29 UK
Taylor returns to U21 role
Peter Taylor
Taylor had a successful spell in charge of the U21s in the 1990s
The Football Association has re-appointed Hull City boss Peter Taylor as England Under-21 manager.

After talks between the FA and Hull, it has been agreed Taylor will combine the roles although the deal will be reviewed at the end of the season.

"Being involved with England is always a great honour and I am delighted at being asked to take over the Under-21s again," Taylor told

"I've no doubts that I can combine the job with managing Hull City."

Taylor was in charge of the Under-21s from August 1996 to July 1999 before being replaced by Howard Wilkinson, despite a record of 14 victories, six draws and three defeats from his 23 matches.

He took charge of the senior team for the friendly against Italy in November 2000 following Kevin Keegan's resignation and made David Beckham captain for the first time.

Hull chairman Adam Pearson said: "Peter's involvement with the FA brings great prestige to Hull City and we feel sure that is will be a successful arrangement for all parties.

"We are confident that Peter can undertake these additional England Under-21 fixtures and successfully manage Hull in the forthcoming season."

Taylor's appointment comes amidst a reshuffle of coaching responsibilities at the FA with Sammy Lee joining as a full-time national coach.

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