Taylor has Gillingham hope
Peter Taylor hopes to land the Gillingham job on a permanent basis after stepping into the breach following Martin Allen's departure.
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Allen led the Gills to the League Two title last season but was sacked on Sunday after winning just two of 11 league games this term.
Ex-England U21 boss Taylor, who briefly managed the Gills in 1999-2000, has answered chairman Paul Scally's call to fill the void on an interim basis, but admits he is out to impress.
"I'm sure Paul has been inundated with agents and CVs," Taylor told Sky Sports' FL72 Review show.
"I think he just didn't want to make another long-term decision at the moment so he asked me if I'd be prepared to go in there short-term, which I am. I really enjoy the coaching and I enjoyed working with Gillingham.
"So I'm very happy to do that and I want to be doing well to throw my name in the hat."
Scally told the club's website that the search for Allen's permanent successor could take "considerable time".
"I have received already a huge response from potential new candidates such that the process of considering a replacement manager is clearly going to take some considerable time," he said in a statement posted on Monday.
"With that in mind, and based on my view that the playing staff require some immediate assistance to prepare for up and coming games, I contacted Peter Taylor to ascertain whether he would consider coming back to the club on an 'interim manager' basis, pending a full-time appointment to be made in the weeks ahead.
"I am delighted that Peter has accepted this role and he will take responsibility for the team with immediate effect, meeting the management and players tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, and taking charge of our game against Preston on Saturday and thereafter until a permanent appointment is made.
"I understand, and share the view that the changing of a manager is a major concern to all supporters, but I hope you will all accept either now, or in the fullness of time, that the decision made was made totally in the interests of the club, and whilst an extremely difficult decision to make I am absolutely confident it was the correct decision to take."