Players, clubs and fans have begun paying tribute to football legend Graham Taylor, who passed away on Thursday.
He was highly respected within the football community, which is indicated by the outpouring of grief following his death.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former @England manager Graham Taylor.— The FA (@FA) January 12, 2017
Completely shocked by news of Graham Taylor. Always held him in the very highest regard - the man who gave me my first @england cap. So sad.— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) January 12, 2017
Graham Taylor's decency towards his media denigrators post-England marked him out as an exceptional man. Never forgot but never showed it.— Pat Murphy (@patmurphybbc) January 12, 2017
Saddened to hear the news that Graham Taylor has died, a man who loved his football & achieved his ultimate goal. Only 72 years of age RIP— Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) January 12, 2017
Sad news about Graham Taylor . Had so much respect for him . Gave me my premier league debut and I will always be thankful .— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) January 12, 2017
Very sad to hear the news about Graham Taylor. A @WatfordFC legend and an absolute gentleman— Ashley Young (@youngy18) January 12, 2017
Devastated to hear the news Graham Taylor has passed away. Greatest influence on my career. My condolences to Rita and family— Tony Daley MSc (@TonyDaley7) January 12, 2017
Devastated at the news of Graham Taylor's passing from the age of 14 he was like a father figure to me at Villa & Wolves. A great great man.— stevefroggatt (@Froggy123Steve) January 12, 2017
Taylor's success at Watford saw a stand named after him at Vicarage Road.