Andrew Taylor Steps into Coaching at Sunderland

  • December 08, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton defender Andrew Taylor has been appointed to the role of first-team coach at League One rivals Sunderland.

Taylor, who made 88 appearances during a three-year spell with Wanderers, departed the University of Bolton Stadium this past summer and made the decision to call time on his playing career after failing to agree terms on a deal with a new club.

The 33-year-old is a popular figure within the game and had served as a union representative during his time with the Trotters, providing him with the authority and experience required as he makes his first steps towards management.

He will be reunited with former Bolton boss Phil Parkinson at the Stadium of Light, who believes Taylor has all the tools to make a success of his return to the North East - having been born and raised in nearby Hartlepool.

"He has a lot of experience playing at all levels," Parkinson said.

"He's very intelligent, understands the game, and he will be a good asset for us."

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