The coaching team at PlainmoorMANAGER
TORQUAY United have appointed Paul Cox as the new manager after placing his predecessor Chris Hargreaves on gardening leave.
Cox arrives at the Launa Windows Stadium after enjoying great success as manager of Eastwood Town and then Mansfield Town, earning the Stags a return to the Football League two seasons ago.
As a player, Cox was a tough defender with the likes of Notts County, Halifax Town and Kettering Town, moving into management with Eastwood Town in the Northern Premier League.
Successive promotions with Eastwood caught the attention of bosses at Mansfield and Cox became the new manager at Field Mill in May 2011. It took Cox just two seasons to win the Conference Premier title in a campaign that also saw the Stags reach the FA Cup Third Round.
His first full season as a manager in the Football League ended in a very respectable mid-table finish and it came as a big surprise when he left the club back in November.
It is another bold and decisive move from the new consortium in charge of Torquay United and we would all like to wish Paul Cox every success in his career at the Launa Windows Stadium.