It's 33 years since Manchester United opted for Ron Atkinson rather than Watford manager Graham Taylor to take over

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history On this date in Watford FC's history

Monday, June 1, 1981

Manchester United appointed Ron Atkinson as their new manager, succeeding Dave Sexton.

Watford boss Graham Taylor had been regarded as the other leading candidate for the role, with chairman Elton John admitting: "I couldn't have stood in Graham's way."

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

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1:35pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Poppet Bear says...

and the rest is History.........!!!!
and the rest is History.........!!!! !! Poppet Bear
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