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Torquay United sack manager Kevin Nicholson

Torquay United have sacked manager Kevin Nicholson. Credit: ITV News

Torquay United's Kevin Nicholson has become the first manager in any of England's top 5 leagues to be sacked this season.

The Gulls flirted with relegation last season and have failed to win any of their first four matches this campaign.

Torquay are due to face Guiseley away from home on Saturday as they look to get a win in the Conference Premier.

Following, the departure of Kevin Nicholson as manager of Torquay United, the team travel to Guiseley on Saturday under the stewardship of assistant manager, Robbie Herrera.

The search for a new manager has already begun and we welcome all applications for the position.

Please send applications to Torquay United General Manager Geoff Harrop by using the email address: club@torquayunited.com.

While we now move forward with a new direction, all of us connected with the club would like to thank Kevin for everything he has done for Torquay United.

As a player, he goes down as one of the United greats, a committed and talented full-back, and a member of some of the best sides to have graced Plainmoor in recent memory.

As a manager, Kevin has worked tirelessly to bring success back to the club. His work in the community has been outstanding and an example for future managers.

We all know football is a results business and this is a sad day for all of us at Torquay United. We wish Kevin every success for the future.

– Torquay United Football Club

Torquay United complete miracle escape with final day win to stay in National League

Torquay United have completed a miraculous escape with a win on the final day of the National League season.

The Gulls defeated North Ferriby United 2-0 at Plainmoor to finish comfortably outside the relegation places.

It was their third win on the bounce and completed a miraculous turn-around for manager Kevin Nicholson and his team.

Jeff Welch spoke to fans and players as the celebrations began at the final whistle this afternoon.

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Torquay takeover confirmed

Torquay United have today confirmed that the takeover of the club has finally been completed.

Riviera Stadium Limited a subsidiary of Gaming International were due to take over yesterday but a last minute legal hitch held up the deal.

Torquay have been struggling for some time Credit: ITV West Country

The Gulls Chairman David Phillips said if it didn't go through there was a real prospect of the club entering administration.

No representatives from GI were at Plainmoor today but they are expected to be in attendance for the Gulls next match which is the Boxing Day game at him to Forest Green

United's Manager Kevin Nicholson said he's spoken to Clarke Osborne from GI on the phone this morning he's told him he wants to introduce a five year plan to get the club on a firm financial footing and a footballing force .

Some fans aren't happy with the takeover Credit: ITV West Country

Torquay United WILL have new owner

Torquay United will have a new owner as of Monday (December 19) after the board unanimously approved the club's sale.

A 'subsidiary of Gaming International' Riviera Stadium Limited will own the controlling stake of the club.

In an statement they said:

The Board OF TUAFC are pleased to announce that they have today unanimously approved the sale of a controlling shareholding to Riviera Stadium Limited (RSL).

It is expected that contractual terms will be finalized on Monday 19th December, subject only to formal approval to the takeover by The Football Association National League.

A further release will be issued on Monday 19th December.

The TUAFC directors are hoping that the completion of the RSL deal will put an end to a protracted period of uncertainty, and offer the Club the opportunity to develop and succeed, both on and off the pitch.

RSL is a member of the Stadia UK division of Gaming International Limited, a UK-based leisure group.

– Torquay United
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