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Adam Murray confirmed as new Mansfield boss

Mansfield Town have appointed caretaker manager Adam Murray as their new full time boss.

Mansfield Town have appointed caretaker manager Adam Murray as their new full time boss. Credit: Press Association

The 33-year-old's appointment makes him the youngest manager in the football league.

He captained the Stags to the Conference Premiership title in the 2012/13 season, combining on-field duties with a role as assistant manager.

He was appointed caretaker boss after Paul Cox's departure and now succeeds Cox as manager

Mansfield caretaker boss wants vacant manager's job

Mansfield Town have revealed that the club's current caretaker boss, Adam Murray has applied to become the Stags' next manager.

Mansfield Town have revealed that the club's current caretaker boss, Adam Murray has applied to become the Stags' next manager. Credit: Press Association

The board say the interview process has finished and they will "leave no stone unturned before making a final decision".

The short listed candidates were interviewed at length by the club's chairman [John Radford] and board of directors yesterday. The board will now reconvene over the forthcoming days and will leave no stone unturned before making a final decision on the managerial appointment. Following recent speculation, the club can confirm that caretaker manager Adam Murray has applied for the job and was interviewed as part of the process.

– Mansfield Town

Paul Cox leaves Mansfield Town

Manager Paul Cox has today left Mansfield Town.

Adam Murray will take temporary charge of the first team, while the process of finding a successor begins.

Paul Cox has left Mansfield Town by Credit: Press Association

His departure came two days after they were held to a 1-1 draw in the FA Cup by non-league Concord Rangers.

"I've had a long discussion with Paul Cox this afternoon about the future of the club. This is a club which both Paul and myself hold very close to our hearts.

"Unfortunately, as a result of those discussions, Paul and I have regrettably reached the conclusion that it's in the best interests of Mansfield Town Football Club if he stepped down from his current role with immediate effect. Therefore, the search now begins for a new manager.

"I want to thank Paul for everything which he has achieved with the club over the past three-and-a-half years. We wish him the very best of success in the future.

"Finally, it remains for me to ask for all supporters to unite behind the club and whoever is appointed as our new manager, to ensure that the team has the best chance of achieving the successes on the pitch that we all want."

– John Radford, Chairman

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Funeral for Alvin Stardust

The funeral of glam rock entertainer Alvin Stardust, who grew up in Mansfield, takes place later.

Alvin Stardust died aged 72 Credit: PA Pictures

The service will be held in St Thomas's Church, where he married his wife, and will be followed by a cremation at Swansea Crematorium.

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Radio 5 Live presenter Nicky Campbell said he "did the attitude consummately":

Former member of Blue, Antony Costa, remembers acting alongside him in the stage show Boogie Nights.

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Singer and actor Alvin Stardust dies

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Singer and actor Alvin Stardust died this morning aged 72 after a short illness, his manager has said.

Stardust was set to release a new album, entitled 'Alvin, at the beginning of next month.

Writing on his official website he had said of the record:

I am extremely delighted to announce that my new album is now finished and will be released at the beginning of November by Conehead Records. "Alvin" is a new and exciting departure for me and I'm immensly proud of the finished product

– Alvin Stardust

Mansfield's Jones out for the long term

Mansfield Town defender Luke Jones is unlikely to play this season after suffering an Achilles injury in training.

The summer signing had been pencilled in for a comeback from tendonitis in the next couple of weeks, having recently started doing some light jogging.

But the club confirmed he now faces a spell on the sidelines of between ‘four to six months’.

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