Stuart Taylor Embarks on His Next Coaching Challenge with Dundee FC
Stuart Taylor will embark on his next coaching challenge with Scottish Premiership new boys Dundee after being appointed as Tony Docherty’s no2 at Dens Park.
The 48-year-old Football Careers client forged a stellar reputation in the technical area with his work alongside close friend Paul Lambert at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Stoke City, and Ipswich Town. Stuart has also been a boss in his own right with Irish club Limerick, Aston Villa’s Under-23s, and most recently with Hamilton Accies in the Scottish Championship.
Now shrewd former Aberdeen and Kilmarnock assistant boss Docherty feels Taylor is the perfect fit as he embarks on his own first stint as the main man with the Dark Blues.
Tony hailed the knowledge Stuart — who also worked in Qatar with Al Khor Sports Club in his fledgling days as a coach — will bring to his new role. Docherty stressed:
“Stuart has extensive knowledge and experience as an assistant manager. He’s worked all over the world and has a very impressive CV.
“I went through a really robust process to get the right person in and I am really confident about everything that Stuart will bring to the club.”
Docherty has inside knowledge of what is required in the role of right-hand man to a gaffer in the Scottish Premiership. He has been a key figure alongside Derek McInnes at both Aberdeen and Kilmarnock. Now in his first job as a manager in his own right, he sees Taylor as a key appointment.
As a player, Stuart started his career at St Mirren, playing for the Buddies across six seasons. He made over 100 appearances for Airdrieonians across two spells before finishing his playing days at Hamilton Accies as player/assistant boss under Graham Potter’s former Chelsea no2 Billy Reid.
New Dens boss Docherty pointed out:
“Stuart has been a reserve team manager at Aston Villa and a manager in his own right at Hamilton. So he ticks every box in terms of experience and knowledge, which is what I think I need coming into my first gig.
“He will complement the existing staff we have at Dundee and also it helps that I know Stuart personally as well. In terms of his character and type of person he is, he ticks all the boxes there. It has taken a wee bit of time to get the right one in, but I am really happy with bringing Stuart to the club.”