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Watford FC to honour Graham Taylor with statue

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Watford Football Club's greatest manager Graham Taylor, will be honoured by a statue this summer.

The unveiling of the statue by Taylor's family will take place on The Graham Taylor Matchday on Sunday 4th August, the club has told. 

The commemorative match will continue to take place every year at Vicarage Road, with the statue as its centre piece. Taylor's family have been contributing to the final design of the statue in order to do the legend justice, and it will pay homage to his life and very successful time with the football club.

Becoming Watford Manager in 1977, Taylor managed to take the team from the Fourth Division to the First, in just five years. He served as England Manager from 1990 - 1993, but one of Taylor's most memorable successes was leading Watford into the Premier League for the first time in 1999. The 72-year-old passed away in January last year.

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