Peter Taylor departs Gillingham with immediate effect
Last Updated: 12/10/17 5:28pm
Gillingham have announced that Peter Taylor has left his roles as director of football and caretaker manager at the club with immediate effect.
The 64-year-old, who managed England as a caretaker in 2000, took charge of the Gills on an interim basis following the departure of Ady Pennock on 25 September.
But Taylor failed to oversee a revival or watch his team score a goal in the three league games since then, as the Gills drew 0-0 with Scunthorpe and then lost 1-0 to Blackburn and Portsmouth.
Taylor did supervise a Checkatrade Trophy win at Colchester but his third stint at the club has now ended ahead of Saturday's trip to Peterborough.
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A club statement on Thursday morning read: "Peter Taylor has today left his role as Director of Football.
"Peter was appointed to work alongside Ady Pennock. However, given Ady has now left the club, Peter has also decided there is no role for him going forward.
"First team coach Steve Lovell will continue to manage the team, assisted by the club's coaching staff."
In terms of a more permanent appointment, Gillingham have been linked with Mansfield boss Steve Evans, Shaun Derry of Cambridge, and another of their former managers in Martin Allen.
The Gills are currently 23rd in the League One standings, with just seven points from their first 12 games.
Lovell hopes the players will produce a response at Posh.
"I will do it the way I want to do it; I will play a formation the way I want to play and we will roll our sleeves up and have a go," he said.