Peter Taylor turns down Newcastle role
Tuesday 04 January 2011
Bradford manager Peter Taylor has turned down the chance to become Alan Pardew's assistant at Newcastle, according to Bantams joint-chairman Mark Lawn.
Pardew has been working without a number two after succeeding Chris Hughton at St James' Park last month and had earmarked the experienced Taylor for the role.
However, the former England Under-21 boss has opted to remain at Bradford.
Lawn told the Yorkshire Post: "Newcastle approached us between Christmas and New Year and we subsequently agreed compensation for the remainder of Peter's contract.
"But since then Peter has indicated he wants to stay and we hope that is the end of it."
Bradford are 10th in npower League Two and beat Bury 1-0 yesterday.
There has since been speculation Newcastle may make a second approach for Taylor, but Lawn believes he will stick to his word and stay at Valley Parade.
"I have been in football for four years so nothing shocks me anymore," added Lawn on Sky Sports News.
"All I can do is take the word of Peter and I have been told he wants to stay and therefore I think that is what he is going to do, he's a very honest man.
"In all our dealings he has been very straight.
"We're now talking to him about the future so it looks to me we're moving forward with Peter Taylor as our manager."
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