Gerry Taggart

Where is Gerry Taggart now?

A passionate and committed defender, Gerry Taggart retired from playing professionally in 2007 after a brief spell playing in non-league football with Tamworth.

Over an 18-year playing career Taggart made over 500 first-team appearances and was twice a League Cup winner with Leicester City as well as a First Division title winner with Bolton. 

He will always be remembered by Wanderers fans for scoring ‘the goal that never was’ against Everton in 1997 which was the first game at their new Reebok Stadium.

The impact of the disallowed goal (which should have stood) meant that Bolton dropped two important points and ended up relegated that season on goal difference with Everton staying up instead.

He was also an important member of the Northern Ireland international side during the 1990’s winning 51 caps and scoring seven goals.

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Upon retiring from playing Taggart immediately joined former side Leicester City as one of their first team coaches under manager Gary Megson.

When Megson left after just six weeks to join Bolton Wanderers as their new manager, Taggart and fellow coach Frank Burrows took charge of the first team for five games before the appointement of Ian Holloway.

He left Leicester in 2010 to join former team-mate Paul Dickov at Oldham Athletic as his assistant manager but the pair left in 2012 after a run of poor results.

In August 2014 he made a return to football as chief scout at Doncaster Rovers linking up once again with Dickov who was manager at the time but he left a year later after Dickov was sacked.

Away from coaching, Taggart has worked extensively in the media working as a match summariser for BBC Radio Leicester and numerous bits on BBC Radio 5 live and Sky Sports News.

He currently does a lot of work for Leicester City’s in-house television and radio channels LCTV and LCFC Radio.

Follow on Twitter @Gerry_Taggart

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Gerry Taggart: Premier League Statistics

NationalityNorthern Ireland
Goals Scored9
Yellow Cards29
Red Cards3
Premier League Teams Played forBolton Wanderers, Leicester City

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