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Wycombe name Taylor as new boss

Peter Taylor
Taylor has the job of guiding Wycombe out of League Two (Getty)

Wycombe Wanderers have appointed former England Under-21 coach Peter Taylor as their new manager.

Taylor, who has been out of work since leaving Stevenage last month, succeeds Paul Lambert in the Adams Park hotseat.

"I've got so much enthusiasm still to be a manager and I love being on the training ground," said Taylor, 55.

"I've learnt from every club I've worked at whether I've had success or failure. I'm delighted with this opportunity," he added.

As well as his role with England Under-21s, Taylor also took caretaker charge of the full England side for one game in 2000.

His club management career has seen him enjoy spells in charge of Southend, Gillingham, Leicester, Brighton, Hull and Crystal Palace.

And Taylor said he was confident of the club mounting a promotion challenge next season.

"I think I can help players improve and I think we will have an organised team," he said.

"The supporters will enjoy seeing the side play. I want a good relationship with players and supporters and I want a good relationship between players and supporters.

"You've always got a chance if everybody goes for the same thing, if we all pull in the same direction we have a real good chance."

Lambert took over at Adams Park in July 2006 and led the club to the Carling Cup semi-final in his first season.

He resigned as Chairboys boss on 20 May following the 2-1 aggregate defeat by Stockport in the League Two play-off semi-finals.

The 38-year-old claimed the time was right to move on following the club's failure to win promotion to League One.

see also
Lambert resigns as Wycombe boss
20 May 08 |  Wycombe
Manager Taylor to leave Stevenage
28 Apr 08 |  Stevenage

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