Talks to keep former Torquay United assistant manager Robbie Herrera at Plainmoor have ended.

Discussions had been taking place between the Club and Robbie regarding a new role in the youth development.

General manager Geoff Harrop wishes Herrera the best for the future.

“We looked at some opportunities to keep Robbie at the Club and explored ways of him enhancing our youth development programme,” said Geoff. “He has great experience in youth football, but Robbie has decided that he is ready for a new challenge, which I fully understand and appreciate.

“We have left on great terms, and I wish him the best in whatever venture he moves onto. We look forward to welcoming him back to Plainmoor in the future.”

Robbie first joined the Club as a player in our youth system. He moved to Queens Park Rangers in 1988. He moved back to the Club on loan in 1992 before a very successful time at Fulham where he made 144 league appearances. He then made over 100 league appearances for the Gulls between 1998 and 2001.

After retiring as a player and a spell managing Torrington, he joined United’s former Youth Academy which ran from 2009 to 2015.  He was appointed assistant first team manager in October 2015.

Everyone at Torquay United Football Club would like to wish Robbie the very best for the future.