Taylor Confirmed As Interim Manager
The reports on Monday morning that Peter Taylor was being lined up as the next Gillingham manager have proven to be true.
Well, true to a degree at least...
Having sacked Martin Allen on Sunday the appointment, and return to Priestfield, of our former boss Taylor was confirmed by Paul Scally as our "interim manager" by the afternoon of Monday.
Scally has said that he is in charge with immediate effect with that the case against Preston this weekend and until a new manager is found, he said: 'He will take responsibility for the team with immediate effect.
'He will take charge of our game against Preston on Saturday and thereafter until a permanent appointment is made.'
A season managing the Gills in 1999-2000 culminated in a place in the league two play offs, after which he accepted an offer with Leicester (which last a year) during which time he was named caretaker manager of England for one game.
It's a strange appointment in many ways in as much as it's in an interim basis.
John Schofield had been put in temporary charge, so if we were looking for a caretaker to take the reigns while a new manager was being sought it's a little odd that Allen's former number two wasn't allowed to continue in this capacity?
This almost seems as though Taylor is going to be given the job but he is being given a kind of "trial basis" before hand, if it goes well he then gets the job, if not someone else comes in...
Having said that, perhaps a win-win situation then?