Former England manager Graham Taylor dies aged 72
Former England football manager Graham Taylor has died. He was 72.
A family statement said: "With the greatest sadness, we have to announce that Graham passed away at his home early this morning of a suspected heart attack. The family are devastated by this sudden and totally unexpected loss."
Taylor managed England from 1990 until 1993. He was a club manager at Lincoln, Watford, Aston Villa and Wolves, and in recent years a pundit on the BBC and BT Sport.
A fly-on-the-wall Channel 4 documentary 'An Impossible Job' told the story of his time in charge of the England team and gave rise to his catchphrase "Do I not like that."
Graham Taylor's decency towards his media denigrators post-England marked him out as an exceptional man. Never forgot but never showed it.— Pat Murphy (@patmurphybbc) January 12, 2017
I am deeply saddened and shocked to hear about Graham's passing. He was like a brother to me. We shared an unbreakable bond since we first met. We went on an incredible journey together and it will stay with me forever. He took my beloved Watford from the depths of the lower leagues to unchartered territory and into Europe. We have become a leading English club because of his managerial wisdom and genius. This is a sad and dark day for Watford. The club and the town. We will cherish Graham and drown our sorrows in the many brilliant memories he gave us. I love you Graham. I will miss you very much. My thoughts go out to Rita, Joanne, Karen and the whole Taylor family. @watfordfcofficial #GrahamTaylor #RIP