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Torquay's new manager unveiled at press conference

Chris Hargreaves at this afternoon's press conference at Plainmoor Credit: ITV News West Country

The former captain of Torquay United who helped guide the club to promotion from the Football Conference in his playing days at Plainmoor says he'll do his upmost to keep the Gulls in the football league.

Chris Hargreaves also revealed that he had been offered the vacant manager's job at Northampton Town this week, the side that sit one place below Torquay at the bottom of League 2.

Hargreaves is sat between Club chairwoman Thea Bristow and Vice-chairman Alex Rowe, with assistant manager Lee Hodges (far left) Credit: ITV News West Country

This afternoon's press conference at Plainmoor - Hargreaves is sat in between Club chairwoman Thea Bristow and Vice-chairman Alex Rowe. Hargreaves is joined by his assistant manager Lee Hodges (far left).

New Torquay manager

Torquay United have revealed that Chris Hargreaves is the new manager at Plainmoor.

He replaces Alan Knill, who left the club last week.

Chris has started work already and we are thrilled to have a new manager in place for the challenges ahead over the second half of the season.

We now have a vibrant and ambitious management team to take us forward.

– Thea Bristow, Torquay United Chairwoman

Torquay sack Alan Knill

Torquay have sacked their manager Alan Knill Credit: PA Wire

Torquay Utd have sacked their manager Alan Knill.

The club issued the following statement this lunchtime confirming their decision.

"It is with great regret that Torquay United can announce we have terminated the contract of manager Alan Knill.

The first half of this season has not gone as we all hoped and the Board at Plainmoor believe now is the right time for a change.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Alan for all his hard work at our club and especially his success in helping us stay in League 2 at the end of last season. We all wish him the very best in his future career.

The search for a new manager begins immediately but, in the meantime, our head of youth Geoff Harrop will take the team for Saturday’s game with Morecambe at Plainmoor.

No further comment will be made at this time."

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