Graham Taylor Networking Breakfast Meeting - Hornets join with Watford & St Albans Chambers to Launch Herts Business Alliance'
Friday 11 Feb 2011
We are delighted to have Graham Taylor OBE former England Manager and Chairman of Watford Football Club as our guest speaker at the launch of The Hertfordshire Alliance.SOLD OUT
He is best known as the manager of the England national football team, as well as being the manager of Watford, a club he took from the Fourth Division to the First in the space of five years, then from bottom of the second division to the Premier League in two seasons two decades later.
Graham's playing career began with Grimsby Town in 1962 for whom he went on to play 189 games at fullback, scoring twice. He was transferred to Lincoln City in the summer of 1968, he scored 1 goal in 150 appearances before being forced to retire from playing following a serious hip injury in 1972.
Taylor was the youngest person to become an FA coach, at the age of 27, following his retirement from playing, Taylor become manager of Lincoln City being the youngest manager in the league at the age of 28. Graham then went on to manage Watford and Aston Villa.
When Graham Taylor took over the highest managerial job in English Football many complained that he was doing so without ever having won a major trophy even though he had taken teams to second place in the league twice and an FA Cup final once.
In 2003, Taylor become vice-president at League One club Scunthorpe United, his home town club. In his first season they narrowly avoided relegation to the Conference. The following season, they were promoted to League One. Two years after that, they were promoted to the Football League Championship as League One champions
Taylor returned to Watford on 23rd January 2009, being appointed to the new board as a non-executive director and was appointed interim chairman on 16th December 2009
Time: 7:15 am
Speaker: Graham Taylor OBE, former England Manager and Chairman of Watford Football Club -The Changing Face of Watford
Type of event: Networking Breakfast
Address: Watford Football Club, Club Lounge, Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Herts, WD18 0ER
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Member price: £28.00
Non-member price: £28.00
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