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New Daggers boss Taylor happy job is keeping him busy

PUBLISHED: 10:00 25 June 2018

Peter Taylor (left) in the stands before kick off during his spell as Gillingham director of football (Pic: Andrew Matthews/PA)

Peter Taylor (left) in the stands before kick off during his spell as Gillingham director of football (Pic: Andrew Matthews/PA)

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One-time England caretaker manager took over from John Still in role last month

New Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor says he is pleased the job has kept him busy in his first few weeks in the role.

Taylor took over from John Still, who stepped down in May with Daggers in significant financial difficulty.

The new man at the helm has already had to deal with the departures of Fejiri Okenabirhie and Craig Robson, who left to join Shrewsbury Town and Barnet respectively, with both attracting undisclosed fees.

The 65-year-old has also been busy trying to identify players with which to boost his team ahead of the new campaign.

But in his first role in club football since leaving Gillingham as director of football in September last year, Taylor is just glad to be back working.

“I probably expected it to be busy simply because when I had the interview, I knew that a lot of players were going to be going and that a lot of players were needed,” said the former Leicester City boss.

“I knew that if it wasn’t people ringing me up, I’d be ringing them up as I knew we had to get some bodies in the building.

“It’s been busy, but it hasn’t been crazy. Before I came back into football with Dagenham, I wasn’t doing a lot so I’m quite happy working hard.”

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