Taylor made for Chatteris return

Wisbech town football club having the FA Cup at Fenland park ahead of their last FA cup game at Fenland Park''Manager Steve Taylor
Wisbech town football club having the FA Cup at Fenland park ahead of their last FA cup game at Fenland Park''Manager Steve Taylor

STEVE Taylor has been named as Chatteris Town’s new manager and returns to the club after an 11-year absence.

He replaces Jimmy Unwin who left at the end of last season to take up a full-time post with Norwich City’s academy.

The last time Taylor, who lives locally, was in charge at West Street they finished fifth in the Ridgeons League in the 1999-2000 season with a young side.

Taylor left after the club failed to back him with a couple of new signings to try and take the title. He went to Ely City and won promotion there the following season.

Since then he has had spells in charge at Haverhill and a rocky ride at Wisbech where the fans did not really give him a chance and he left after four months of the season in 2008.

Taylor said: “I have watched Chatteris over the last two seasons and they have a good young side.

“I took a break from football after the Wisbech job and have had some offers from clubs to come back but wanted a job that I felt was right for me.

“I have no intention of breaking up the side and will bring in three to four players at the most to add a bit of experience. But everyone will get their chance at the club including the promising reserve players.

“Everyone starts with a clean sheet.

“Obviously the aim to is to get the club back into the Ridgeons League but everything at the club has to be right for that.

“They did well last season and, with the experience of playing in the Premier Division for the first time, should improve again.”

Chatteris start training again on July 5 and Taylor has already arranged for some new faces to come along and have a look at the club then.

One player missing this season will be Jon Brierley, who has moved to London.