John "Jack" Taylor
(15 February 1914 - 22 February 1978) was an English footballer
who became a manager
Taylor was a full-back who started his playing career with Wolverhampton Wanderers
in 1931. He made his senior debut on 1 February 1936 in a 0-5 loss at Brentford. He became a first team regular after Cecil Shaw
left in November 1936 and was a virtual ever-present for the next season-and-a-half. His only full season in the team saw the club missed out on the league title by a single point.
He was transferred to Norwich City
in Summer 1938, and replaced in the Wolves side by his younger brother Frank
. He managed one full season at Carrow Road
before the suspension of league football due to World War II. After guesting for Barnsley
during the war, he joined Hull City
in July 1947.
Hull were at the time were managed by former Sunderland
inside-forward, Raich Carter
, when Taylor was part of the side that won the Third Division North
championship in 1948-49
In May 1950, he dropped into the non-league to become player-manager of Weymouth
. He returned to the Football League
in June 1952, when he replaced Dave Mangnall
who had been recently relegated from the Second Division
. Under Taylor they never managed to finish higher in the league than 10th. In addition to this they suffered two humiliating FA Cup
defeats to non-league opposition, including a 6-1 thrashing by in the 2nd round in December 1957. He was asked to manage the Third......