Graham Taylor – more successful than all of Watford’s other managers combined

This Saturday, in memory of their most successful manager, Watford are hosting the inaugural Graham Taylor Matchday between themselves and Real Sociedad. Graham Taylor sadly passed away in January this year aged 72, but in Watford, he has left behind a legacy. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, along with the backing of then chairman Elton John, Taylor led the small Hertfordshire side from the Fourth Division to the First Division in just five seasons. Indeed, Taylor has been the man behind five Hornets promotions in his three spells at the club, with Watford only recording nine Football League promotions in the entire history, since being admitted to the Third Division almost a century ago. […]