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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 May, 2003, 14:36 GMT 15:36 UK
Graham Taylor's career in pictures
Elton John waves to fans at Wembley at the 1984 FA Cup final against Everton, which Watford lost
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The financial backing of flamboyant pop star Elton John helps Taylor take Watford to the 1984 FA Cup final
Graham Taylor guided Aston Villa to second place behind Liverpool in the 1989-90 season
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During his first three-year spell at Aston Villa, Taylor guides the club to second place in the old First Division
Graham Taylor looks on during England match with Holland in 1992
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Taylor succeeds Bobby Robson as England manager in 1990 but his side fail miserably at the 1992 European Championships
England manager Graham Taylor discusses tactics with assistant Lawrie McMenemy
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England's failure to qualify for the 1994 World Cup earns Taylor the tabloid nickname of 'Turnip head' and he soon resigns
Graham Taylor during his time at Wolves
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Taylor is tempted back to management by Wolves but is unable to guide them to promotion and is sacked
Graham Taylor celebrates Watford play-off win in 1999
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After an unsuccessful spell in charge of Wolves, Taylor returns to lead Watford from Division Two to the Premiership
Graham Taylor looks on in the rain as his side lose to Arsenal
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Watford's stay in the top flight is brief as they are soon relegated with the then lowest points tally in Premiership history
Graham Taylor holds aloft a Aston Villa shirt after taking over as manager for a second time
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After resigning from Watford, Taylor rejoins the managerial rat-race by taking over for a second spell at Aston Villa
Graham Taylor waves to the fans on his return to management with Aston Villa
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Taylor receives a warm welcome from the Villa fans on his first game back in charge against Chelsea in February 2002
Graham Taylor looks over as Mark Delaney lies injured during a game with Blackburn
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However, Taylor's return to Villa Park is far from successful as injuries and a lack of spending power hamper Villa's progress
Graham Taylor claps the Aston Villa fans
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Taylor applauds the fans at Villa's last home game of the season, but resigns as manager just 11 days later



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Taylor quits Villa
14 May 03  |  Aston Villa

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