Taylor: 'Why I Turned Down Newcastle'!

Peter Taylor: “I was flattered to be asked by Alan Pardew to be his assistant at such a huge club like Newcastle United.

"It is something I have always said I would be interested in one day.

“I have a lot of respect for Alan and for Newcastle United, who are a magnificent club, but I just really didn’t want to break my commitment here at Bradford.

"At present, I am contracted here until the end of the season and I didn’t want to walk away from that any earlier.

“I believe in what we are trying to achieve here.

"We have started the new year in a good vein of form and it’s up to us to keep that going.

"I would like to wish Alan and Newcastle all the very best for the remainder of the season, but now we must focus on ourselves.”