Ex-England caretaker boss and Leicester manager Peter Taylor lends Portsmouth coaching assistance

Kenny Jackett has turned to Peter Taylor to assist Pompey training sessions.

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 12:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 12:50 pm
Former Leicester boss Peter Taylor has today been helping out with Pompey training. Picture: Pete Norton/Getty Images

The former caretaker England boss was today at their Copnor Road training base overseeing the Blues players.

A long-time friend of Jackett, the 67-year-old’s last managerial position was at Dagenham & Redbridge, before his dismissal in December 2019.

Now Taylor has been asked to contribute to Pompey on an irregular basis, with no contract in place.

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The arrangement is similar to the one which saw Stuart Pearce take coaching sessions on occasions during the last few years.

Like Pearce, Taylor is a hugely respected coach in the game, while has managed 15 clubs, including Leicester, Crystal Palace, Brighton, Hull and Bradford.

He has also overseen England at under-21s (two spells) and under-20s, while, in November 2000, took the full England side for a match against Italy on a caretaker basis.

At the time, Taylor was Leicester boss, and blooded under-21 players Rio Ferdinand, Gareth Barry and Emile Heskey, while handed he captaincy to David Beckham for the first time.

Jackett already has assistant boss Joe Gallen and first-team coach Jake Wigley on his Fratton Park coaching staff.

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