How to keep the team going after last season’s disaster
The news from yesterday was that the FA had taken steps to prevent the next team-related disaster, but this one was different.
The club’s football operations director, Steve Walsh, had spoken to senior officials from the club’s human resource department and they agreed with the decision to remove the former England goalkeeper and coach as the new boss.
It was decided to replace him with former Manchester United player Graham Taylor.
The decision was backed by the club and the FA, with Taylor’s replacement, Michael Laudrup, meeting the players and discussing the changes on Wednesday morning.
Taylor said: “This was the right thing to do.
We are now in a very different place, it was time to move on and move on with our lives and our future.”
Taylor was in a good position to deal with a potential crisis at the club, having been the first England manager to win the FA Cup in the last four years, after taking the job when it was created in 2009.
But he admitted that the club was in an uncertain financial position.
The FA said in a statement: “After discussions with Mr Taylor on Monday, the FA is satisfied with the decisions taken by the Board of Control for Football (CoCo) to ensure that the Football League remains the strongest in the world.”
The FA’s director of football, David Gill, said: We have made it clear to Graham that the Board and CoCo have been given a clear mandate to deliver on their responsibility and the club is confident of the progress it is making.
The board will work with Graham and his team throughout the process to ensure the future of the club.”