GillsConnect News Desk

Dateline: THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2017

Peter Taylor

(caretaker)

League &

Senior Cup

Gills record

Sep 2017 >

05

01

02

02

03

04

PLAYED

WON

DRAWN

LOST

G/FOR

G/AGST

HOME: Pl 02 / W 00 / D 01 / L 01

AWAY: Pl 03 / W 01 / D 01 / L 01

1st HALF GOALS 01

2nd HALF GOALS 02

WIN PERCENTAGE 20%

1st HALF GOALS 02

2nd HALF GOALS 02

When goals conceded

 
 

This is after a five game sequence in charge that has not brought about success in the League but only one win in the CheckaTrade Trophy and a midweek victory over non-league Phoenix Sports in the Kent Senior Cup after a penalty shoot-out.


Peter Taylor said he wanted to carry on at Gillingham but the Chairman Paul Scally wasn’t so keen and the pair agreed to part company. Taylor said, “I wanted to carry on, not long-term, but I felt I could have helped.” Taylor continued, “I felt I could have contributed to helping the team. I said to the Chairman I would like to carry on. He didn’t think it was a good idea and the people he is thinking about bringing in meant my role as Director of Football would change.”


Fitness coach Nigel Withington has also left the club along with Taylor. This leaves Coach Steve Lovell and Youth Team boss Mark Patterson to take over first-team duties on a temporary basis starting with the League One away fixture at fifth place Peterborough on Saturday.


Chairman Paul Scally is taking his time appointing a new permanent manager with Mansfield boss Steve Evans, Cambridge United manager Shaun Derry and former manager Martin Allen all reported to be in the frame.

A brief statement issued by the Club said, "The Club can confirm that Peter Taylor has left his role as Director of Football/Caretaker Manager with immediate effect.”

Peter Taylor

wanted to

carry on