Former Newcastle United centre-back Steven Taylor admits he’d love to return to the club as a coach once he retires from his playing career
Taylor left the club in 2016 following 268 appearances in black and white, with him now playing down under with Wellington Phoenix following spells in Portland, Ipswich and Peterborough.
He may be at the other side of the world, but it seems he’s still following every minute of action at St James’ Park – with him admitting to setting alarms at 4 and 5am to watch our games.
Here’s what he’s had to say when asked about the club during his chat with the Chronicle:
“They show all of the Premier League games over here and I’m up at 4am or 5am or whatever for every Newcastle match. I’ve even converted some of the other lads to the cause and they’re joining me now,”
“I think they’ll be OK. Rafa is phenomenal and in Salomon Rondon, they have a great physical presence. I love watching him play, he’s a proper number nine, a real handful.”
“I’ll come back to watch games sure, and I’d love to work with the under-23s or Academy one day. But for now, there’s a lot of football left to play,”
Taylor always had the heart of a Lion, and his attitude and commitment to the cause could never be questioned, however injuries and too many rushes of blood often cost him.
He’s played in the America and Australia over the past few years, but it sounds like he’d jump at the chance to return to Tyneside if a coach role was offered his way.
Do you think he’d be a good man for the job in a few years time?