Taylor could keep Gills job
Taylor could keep Gills job

Peter Taylor could keep the manager’s job at Gillingham despite losing to Portsmouth on Sunday.

Having watched on as his side came out second best at Priestfield, Taylor conceded he could be considered for the job for a third spell having taken on the role in a caretaker capacity following Ady Pennock’s departure.

Stepping in from his role as Director of Football, Taylor brings a wealth of experience, but doesn’t appear to be in the running with the likes of Steve Evans, Shaun Derry and Martin Allen all ahead of him according to the bookies.

With Chairman Paul Scally hopeful of making an appointment by the end of the week and having twice approached Mansfield Town to lure Evans to Priestfield, Taylor admits he could fulfil the role if asked:

“I don’t make a secret that I’m fully qualified to do the job — I’ve done it before; I’ve had lots of clubs.”

“But it’s not anything I’ve put myself up for this time.”

“It wouldn’t surprise me if the chairman’s got plans this week. The next manager could come along here and may not want a director of football alongside him which I fully respect.”

Taylor went on to state he found calls from fans for Scally to go as “disappointing” with the club seemingly already in a relegation fight, just two weeks into October.

With a tough trip to Peterborough United to come on Saturday, finding their next win is crucial for a Gillingham side clearly lacking confidence and finding goals hard to come by.