We take an in-depth look at the career of Exeter boss Matt Taylor
Born: Chorley, 1982 (Age 36) Playing career: A goalkeeper, Taylor was on the books at Everton and Preston North End as a teenager before starting his career at Non-League Burscough. He made his debut for the club in 2000 and was a regular for three seasons, winning one promotion and the FA Trophy in 2003. He later played for Matlock, Hucknall, Halifax and Guiseley before joining Team Bath as a centre-half. Player of the Year in his only season with the Students, Taylor joined Exeter in 2007 and went on to score 17 goals in 147 games, winning promotions from both the Conference and League Two. Signed by Charlton in 2011, he won the League One title in his first season then helped the Addicks finish ninth in the Championship before moving to Bradford in 2013. He then played for Colchester, Cheltenham, Newport and Bath before retiring in 2016, aged 34. Management career: After coaching at Hartpury College whilst studying for his licences, Taylor was named Under-23 coach at Exeter City in 2017. When Paul Tisdale resigned at the end of the 2017-18 campaign, he was named first-team manager.