Legendary football (soccer) coach and manager. He is most famous for his managerial partnership with Brian Clough at Derby County and Nottingham Forest. The pair played together at Middlesboro before Clough's career was cut short by injury. Later, in 1965, Clough and Taylor (who was at the time manager of Burton Albion) joined together to manage Hartlepool. The pair breathed life into a vastly declining club and in 1967 they were appointed to run second division Derby County. The pair showed great management skills and astuteness in the transfer market, and by 1972 Derby County were First Division champions. Later in 1975 Clough became manager of Derby County's fierce rivals Nottingham Forest and the following year Taylor rejoined Clough as his assistant at Forest. With Forest came some of club football's greatest achievements. They took Forest out of the Second Division in 1977, won the First Division championship in 1978 and the European Cup in 1979 and 1980. From that point on things were less successful. In 1982, Forest finished in the lower half of the league, despite high profile signings such as Justin Fashanu and Peter Ward. This was the cue for Peter Taylor to announce his retirement from the professional game. His friendship with Clough, one of the greatest partnerships in football history, was to end the next year when he came out of retirement to coach Derby County and poached Forest's John Robertson. Clough was taking a rest at the time and was never able to forgive his lifelong friend. When Peter Taylor died in 1990, Clough and he were still not on speaking terms.
Bio by: Kieran Smith