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Wycombe and Taylor part company

Peter Taylor
Taylor's Wycombe had picked up six points in 11 games

Wycombe Wanderers have parted company with manager Peter Taylor by mutual consent after their disappointing start to the League One season.

Taylor led the Chairboys to promotion from League Two last season but they are second from bottom in the table and have not won since 29 August.

His assistant Junior Lewis has also left the Adams Park club.

Head of youth development Richard Dobson will take caretaker charge for Saturday's game with Gillingham.

Taylor took over in May 2008 and led them to promotion in his first season, but results this term have cost him his job.

606: DEBATE
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The 56-year-old has had a mixed managerial career, leading Gillingham, Brighton, Hull and Wycombe to promotions but having less illustrious spells at Leicester, Crystal Palace and Stevenage Borough.

He has also managed England Under-21s and been the country's senior caretaker boss for a friendly with Italy in 2000, when he made David Beckham England's captain for the first time.

Chairboys owner Steve Hayes told BBC Three Counties Radio: "We started the season reasonably well, but truthfully, six points from 33 is very worrying. We've been speaking for the last few weeks and now seemed the right time to make a decision.

"I think we need a change. [Peter's] body language in the last few weeks has not been great and he doesn't seem to be as happy as he was last year.

"I now want a manager that is going to be here for a good period of time, somebody that buys into our culture and vision as to what we want from the football club, and hopefully someone that is going to entertain the supporters.

"We do have somebody in mind and we have made an approach."

Meanwhile, Wycombe have released defender TJ Moncur from his contract.

The 22-year-old joined from Fulham in January but only made six appearances for the Chairboys.



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