Exeter’s Matt Taylor: We targeted the first five or six games, it settled everyone down | Ben Fisher

17 October 2018 09:00
Former Exeter captain stepped into the long-serving Paul Tisdale’s managerial shoes last summer and is making a decent fist of it – second in League TwoWhen Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United, the impossible job fell to David Moyes. They may not operate in quite the same stratosphere but for whoever filled Paul Tisdale’s brogues at fan-owned Exeter, it had threatened to be a thankless task. It is not the first time Matt Taylor has heard the comparison but at this rate – unbeaten in nine matches and second in League Two – it may be one of the last.“It gets mentioned,” Taylor says, smiling. “When you take over from someone who had been in the job for 12 years, the start is so, so important. We really targeted the first five or six league games, because a good start settles everyone down, stops any questions and takes a bit of pressure off the whole club in general. But, we are three games away from a poor run of form, and then all of sudden people are going to be talking about the Moyes-Ferguson thing, or, ‘Who could ever replace Arsène Wenger?’ If the lads work as hard as they have in my first months here, then we might have a bit of success.” Related: Paul Tisdale leaves Exeter City after 12 years in charge Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian