Former England Manager Graham Taylor Dies Aged 72

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Former England manager Graham Taylor has died at the age of 72.

Taylor was a defender for Grimsby and Lincoln City before becoming a manager when he took over the latter in 1972.

He was best known for his spell in charge of the England national team. He also had two spells at both Watford and Aston Villa – leading both to the runners-up spot in the old First Division (now the Championship).

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Taylor was appointed England manager in 1990 and spent just over three years at the helm of the national team.

He played more than 300 games as a professional footballer between 1962 and 1972, with 189 appearances for Grimsby Town and 150 for Lincoln City.

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