PRO­FILE

We take an in-depth look at the ca­reer of Ex­eter boss Matt Tay­lor

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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.

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