Taylor leaving Hornets role
Graham Taylor has stepped down as non-executive chairman of Watford.
The former England manager was appointed to the role in January 2010 after a brief stint as interim chairman but, with the Championship outfit now in a stable position both on and off the pitch, Turner has opted to stand aside as he also struggles to devote the time required to the position. Taylor will also relieve his duties as non-executive director at Vicarage Road, which he has held since January 2009, but will remain as life president. He told the club's official website: "Having accepted the position of non-executive chairman after being interim chairman, I have always made it clear I never felt this to be something for the long-term." He added: "I'm about to head off to the Euros as part of the BBC commentary team and then away on private holidays. This not only highlights the lack of time I now have to devote to the Watford chairmanship but also provides a natural break for the club to plan ahead." Owner Laurence Bassini will act as interim chairman until Watford's board arrange a permanent long-term replacement.