One time Charlton captain Matt Taylor has been appointed manager of Exeter City after the departure of Paul Tisdale after twelve years in charge at St. James's Park. Taylor is also a former Grecians player.
Taylor signed a two-year contract for Charlton on 1 July 2011, moving on a free transfer from Exeter City. In August 2011 he was appointed vice-captain by manager Chris Powell. He quickly established himself in the centre of defence alongside Michael Morrison, and scored his first goal for the club in an FA Cup 4–0 away win at FC Halifax, in November 2011. He was released by Charlton at the end of the 2012–13 season.