Dagenham & Redbridge part company with boss Peter Taylor: A change is required based on recent results in order to both enable sufficient time for the board to select a replacement and for the new manager to start and achieve our aspirations
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE have parted company with manager Peter Taylor.
The Daggers are sitting three places and two points above the relegation places in the Vanarama National League with 31 points from 28 games following their 3-0 defeat at Bromley yesterday.
Neil Smith’s side bounced back from their awful 3-0 defeat at Vanarama National League South side Dorking Wanderers in The Buildbase FA Trophy First Round and back-to-back league defeats to Eastleigh (3-2) and Dover Athletic (3-0) with a comfortable win over the Essex side at Hayes Lane.
Bromley remain in third-place in the table with 47 points and are now only two points adrift of leaders Barrow, who have a couple of games in hand.
But the Daggers’ poor performance at Hayes Lane and a run of seven league games without a win has meant that the 66-year-old former England and Gillingham manager has lost his job.
“It is with disappointment that the board of Dagenham & Redbridge announce that Peter Taylor has left the club with immediate effect,” said a club statement.
“The club would firstly like to place on record its sincere thanks to Peter, who stepped in as manager in June 2018 when the club was under extreme pressure, and with his extensive expertise was able to assemble and guide the team.
“With that said, a change is required based on recent results in order to both enable sufficient time for the board to select a replacement and for the new manager to start and achieve the aspirations set forth by our investment group.
“Work has commenced on the search process for a new manager, but for the immediate future, day to day team affairs will be handled by Terry Harris and Jody Brown.”
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