Ex-England manager Graham Taylor dies aged 72, fans pay tribute

Football is in mourning following the news that former England manager Graham Taylor has died at the age of 72.

The Birmingham Mail reported the news on Thursday afternoon, and tributes have been flooding in on Twitter from fans, football clubs and players.

Taylor managed the national side for three years between 1990 and 1993 following huge success at Watford and Aston Villa.

Under his guidance, the Hornets rose from the Fourth Division to the First Division across six years and he also led the team to the 1984 FA Cup final, where the team lost 2-0 to Everton.

Taylor returned to Watford in 1996 and spent five years at the club, taking them to the Division Two title and then later earned them promotion to the Premier League.

The Nottinghamshire-born football coach also had two spells in charge of Aston Villa, where they finished runners up in the Second Division and First Division in the 1987-88 and 1989-90 seasons respectively.

Article title: Ex-England manager Graham Taylor dies aged 72, fans pay tribute

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