Remembering Graham Taylor: Return to Aston Villa

Taylor returns to Villa Credit: PA

Graham Taylor's final stint in the West Midlands was back on familiar ground at Villa Park.

The former England manager initially returned to the Villa as a Director, insisting that he had no desire to make a return to management. But that didn't last long - he was back as manager by February 2002.

  • Here's what Graham Taylor had to say as he made his return to Villa Park.

Taylor's second spell in charge, however, failed to live up to expectations.

Aston Villa managed just 12 Premier League wins in the whole of the 2002 - 2003 season, finishing just three points above the relegation zone in 16th place.

  • Former chairman Doug Ellis reflects on the decision to bring Graham Taylor back to Villa Park.

After fifteen months back in charge at Villa, Taylor resigned from the position, citing problems in the upper management levels of the club.