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Tommy Taylor
Personal information
Full name Thomas Frederick Taylor
Date of birth 26 September 1951 (1951-09-26) (age 58)
Place of birth    Hornchurch, England
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Grenada (manager)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Leyton Orient
West Ham United
Leyton Orient
114 (4)
340 (8)
116 (5)
027 (0)   
National team
1971–1973 England U-23 013 (0)
Teams managed
Cambridge United
Leyton Orient
Farnborough Town
King's Lynn
Peterborough United (caretaker)
Boston United

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Thomas Frederick 'Tommy Tactics' Taylor (born 26 September 1951] in Hornchurch, Essex) is an English former footballer managing Grenada as of May 2009. As a footballer he played as a defender.



Taylor played for Leyton Orient, helping them to promotion to Division Two, and captained the England youth team. He won 13 caps for the England Under-23 team, but never made a senior appearance.

Taylor joined West Ham United in October 1970 and was a member of the team that won the FA Cup in 1975. In 1977 played for Team Hawaii of North American Soccer League from may to august of this year. He returned to Orient in 1979 after losing his place to Alvin Martin. He played a total of 396 games and scored eight goals for the Hammers.

After a spell in Belgium with K. Beerschot V.A.C. [1], Taylor joined Charlton Athletic as youth coach. He moved into football management in New Zealand for three years, then joined Maidstone United as a coach in 1989.

Taylor became youth team manager at Cambridge United in 1993 and went on to manage the first team in 1995. A year later, he returned to Brisbane Road to manage Leyton Orient.

In 2001, after five years at the club, he left Orient and joined Darlington. He didn't last long though, leaving in October 2002. Taylor then joined Conference side Farnborough Town, officially taking on the manager's role in May 2003.

In November 2004, Taylor was appointed manager at Kings Lynn. He brought the ire of the fans in November 2006, joining bitter rivals Peterborough United as assistant to Keith Alexander. At the time of his departure Kings Lynn were top of the Southern League.[1] On 15 January 2007, following the departure of Alexander, he was appointed caretaker manager.[2] With the job going to Darren Ferguson five days later, Taylor became number two once again, after overseeing one loss for the club.

In July 2007 he left Peterborough to become manager of Boston United, who had recently been double-relegated from League Two to the Conference North.[3]



As a player

West Ham United

Managerial statistics

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Margate England 1991 1991
Cambridge United England April 1995 November 1996 74 28 29 17 37.8
Leyton Orient England November 1996 October 2001 289 98 93 78 33.9
Darlington England October 2001 October 2002 53 15 25 13 28.3
Farnborough Town England May 2003 2003
King's Lynn England November 2004 November 2006
Peterborough United (caretaker) England 15 January 2007 20 January 2007 1 0 1 0 0.00
Boston United England July 2007 November 2008
Grenada Grenada July 2009 Present


  • Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. pp. 199–200. ISBN 1 903135 50 8.  

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