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Graham Taylor was such a nice guy that he once agreed to be the best man at the wedding of a Watford fan he didn't know.

Tributes have flooded in for former England manager Taylor, who died aged 72 on Wednesday.

The former Watford and Aston Villa boss was widely regarded as one of football's most likeable figures.

Premier League chief Richard Scudamore said: "You will struggle to find a more decent individual in football."

And a story from 2008 pretty much summed up what a good man Taylor was.

Taylor agreed to be the best man for a life-long Watford supporter, who had met only once.

Don't ask me how I got away with it but I managed it.

Nigel Bristow met Taylor at a book signing and passed him a hand-written note asking him to do the honours as he tied the knot with Glennis Tuttle.

"I got the letter and I thought I knew what was coming," Taylor told the the Watford Observer at the time.

"I thought I'd be asked to do a video message but to my surprise he wanted me to be his best man.

"I sat down with my wife and agreed to do it.

"I had been invited down to see the QPR game anyway so I went back after the game and made a best man speech for a man I'd never met and a bride I'd never seen.

"Don't ask me how I got away with it but I managed it.

"This was a one off and I'm not being best man for anybody else!

"The sheer cheek of it just tickled my senses."