Taylor quits Linnets for Posh
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,
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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.
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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.”