Taylor quits Linnets for Posh

PUBLISHED: 17:52 04 November 2006 | UPDATED: 09:48 14 September 2010

DAVID THORPE

King's Lynn celebrations over to their 2-1 FA Trophy win at Leyton turned to despair when manager Tommy Taylor confirmed he would has resigned to take a coaching position at Peterborough United.

King's Lynn celebrations over to their 2-1 FA Trophy win at Leyton turned to despair when manager Tommy Taylor confirmed he would has resigned to take a coaching position at Peterborough United.

The news could hardly come at a worse time for the Linnets as they are preparing to make their first appearance in the FA Cup first round proper for a decade - at Bishops Stortford on Saturday.

Taylor's terms at The Walks included a clause which would allow him to leave if an offer from a Football league club came along - and with the Linnets at the top of the Southern League as well as going strong in both cup competitions Posh have taken advantage,

The former West Ham defender told his players after today's game and then admitted to being “massively disappointed” at leaving the Linnets at such a stage.

“It has taken two and a bit seasons to get where we are now and I've really enjoyed myself here,” he added in an interview on Radio Norfolk. “But I have done my bit to get the team to this stage and the fact is that chances like this one don't come along every week. I have always wanted to get back into full time football and when the opportunity comes along you've got to take it.

I have told the boys that there is no reason why they should not win next week and go on to win the league as well.”

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