Taylor confirms FA talks
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
England Under-21 boss Peter Taylor has had 'informal discussions' with The FA.
England Under-21 boss Peter Taylor has revealed having 'informal discussions' with the Football Association regarding Sven Goran Eriksson's successor.
The FA are in the midst of looking for the Swedish tactician's replacement when Eriksson steps down from his post after this summer's World Cup finals in Germany.
The Hull City manager insisted that the meeting with officials at Soho Square was not an interview for himself, but more a discussion regarding his opinion on what direction The FA should go in finding Eriksson's successor.
"It was a discussion and that was all," Taylor said. "I've had informal discussions, but it was more a case of me giving an opinion on what should happen.
"They probably wanted to know my feelings about it and all the things surrounding it.
"Because I have been around there and for five years, in two different spells, I would have been quite surprised if they hadn't asked for my views.
"It was definitely not an interview. With me, it was a conversation on who I thought could do it."
Meanwhile, former England international Nicky Barmby looks set to be offered a new contract by Hull in the near future.
The former Tottenham Hotspur, Middlesbrough, Everton, Liverpool and Leeds United man is currently under contract until the end of the season, having joined his hometown club back in the summer of 2004.