Taylor insisted he didn’t block the path of black footballers into his side, claims that have been created within a book titled ‘Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers’ which will be published on Friday.
The book was written by Emy Onuora, brother of former Huddersfield, Swindon and Gillingham striker Iffy Onuora.
In it, he writes that former Birmingham striker Richie Moran, who later became an anti-racism campaigner, spoke to Taylor at a Watford FC event inside the 1999-2000 season and was told by Taylor that he was spoken to by two FA members – that are not named – using the request to limit black players in his team.
Taylor denies that such conversations with any one from the FA took spot.
The 70-year-old told The Guardian: “That is not me attempting to evade it – and in addition, it does not mean I did not say it – but if everyone appears at my record with club and country, it would be clear to absolutely everyone anyway that I did not comply with what was apparently mentioned.
“If any one looks at my record, I could under no circumstances be accused of blocking the way for any black player.”
Taylor later spoke to the BBC and additional denied that the FA had ever been involved in player selection, saying: “It has taken me by total surprise because I can’t keep in mind anything about it at all.
“Certainly never through my time in the Football Association I had no FA people today coming as much as me and telling me which team to pick and to pick much less black players. I’d have remembered that.
“I have no memory of that conversation (with Moran). There undoubtedly was an event at Watford. I can do not forget that, but I certainly have no memory of a conversation about black players.
“I by no means had any troubles concerning group choice regarding black players in the Football Association.
“I’m going to have to take some form of legal assistance here. To possess my name linked into this type of factor is completely incorrect.”