Imps legend Graham Taylor to be inducted into club’s Hall of Fame

Former Lincoln City manager Graham Taylor OBE will be posthumously inducted into the Imps’ Hall of Fame this weekend.

Taylor, who managed the Imps between 1972-1977, died from a suspected heart attack at the age of 72 in January 2017.

Graham’s family will be present at the unveiling of the Hall of Fame plaque in the Buildbase Legends Lounge. Fans will be able to pay tribute to him at 2.50pm on Saturday, prior to the League One clash against Oxford at Sincil Bank.

He will become the third member inducted into the Hall of Fame after Colin Murphy and Grant Brown.

Taylor is highly thought of in the city and in October 2018 a new road in the Ermine area of the city – Graham Taylor Way – was named after him. It is one of two new roads running through a development of 88 homes off Ingleby Crescent. The other road is called Imp Close.

Graham Taylor Way in the Ermine area of Lincoln. Photo: Lindum

Taylor coached the Lincolnshire League team, City School Old Boys, from January 1970 before becoming the Imps’ coach in 1972 when his playing career was ended by injury.

He guided the Imps to a record-breaking Division Four title-winning campaign in the 1975-76 season and went on to manage Watford, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and the England national team.