WATFORD RENAME STAND IN HONOUR OF GRAHAM TAYLOR

Watford have renamed a stand at Vicarage Road after their former manager and chairman Graham Taylor.

The end in question was known as the Rous Stand, named after Sir Stanley Rous, who was a local sports teacher in Watford, and who became an international referee and the president of FIFA between 1961 and 1974.

Taylor managed the Hornets for 10 seasons spanning across the 1970s and 1980s, taking the club from the fourth tier of English football to runners up in the old First Division. He then returned in 1996, and took Watford to the Premier League for one season.

"I feel truly honoured that Watford would seek to recognise my time at the club in this way," Taylor said.

"It will certainly feel strange coming to future Watford home matches and sitting in a stand named after myself, although it's something that myself and my family can take immense pride in. So I would thank everyone at the club most sincerely for this wonderful gesture."

Posted on 01/12/2014