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Guildford City Announce New Manager

Published on: 24 May, 2024
Updated on: 28 May, 2024

New City manager Carl Taylor at the Spectrum stadium.

Guildford City Football Club has appointed a new first-team manager. He joins the club with immediate effect.

The new manager Carl Taylor has spent a year away from management but is now said to be excited to be back in the game.

Football fans might know Taylor for his time at Banstead Athletic, but few are likely to be aware of his experience at higher levels of the game.

In his formative years, he played for Brentford, Kingstonian and Staines Town before moving into management at Feltham. He subsequently spent seven years at Maidenhead United in the Isthmian Premier and Conference South as manager or assistant, before 12 months at Hornchurch in Conference South.

After a break, Taylor returned to manage Burnham in the Southern League premier, before a spells at Chertsey Town and Banstead Athletic.

The new manager said: “This is an exciting project and I am keen to get started. I have a lot of experience coaching players all the way from park football to professional.

“I manage sides not just for the club, but for the players. Guildford City should be more successful and they have underachieved. To rectify that will take hard work on the pitch and I am looking forward to the challenge.

“I want to create a family culture for players, supporters and committee members”.

On behalf of the club, Club Secretary Barry Underwood said “We are delighted that Carl has agreed to join us as our new first team manager. After a frustrating time last season we are looking to reset, and make some progress under our new management team.

“I have known Carl for some years and I don’t think I’ve met anybody who knows as much about non-league football. Coaching wise I know that Carl has excellent man-management skills, and he has always enjoyed the respect of his players. He is also tactically bold not wedded to the same formations and line-ups. I am really optimistic that if we all work together then we will see better times.”

An announcement regarding season tickets will shortly be available ON the GCFC website.

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