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"I felt that I was pushing a car up the mountain"

These are the words of Torquay United's Director of Football who has resigned, just days after the exit of manager Paul Cox.

Dean Edwards was in joint-temporary charge of the side on Saturday when they were thrashed 7-3 at home to Bromley. The most goals the Gulls have conceded in 20 years.

Now Edwards, who led a summer takeover of the club, has followed the manager he appointed by walking out of Plainmoor.

Torquay Chairman David Phillips has told ITV News the club is looking at a number of people and there is likely to be an appointment within the next few weeks.

Club statement over latest Torquay resignation

Dean Edwards has resigned as Torquay United's Director of Football, days after the exit of manager Paul Cox Credit: ITV News

Torquay United can confirm that Director of Football, Dean Edwards, has resigned from his position.

Dean himself thought that owing to the financial restraints of the club, the position of Director of Football was unsustainable.

The club would like to put on record their immense thanks for the work that Dean has put in during the last five years. He was, of course, instrumental in forming the consortium that saved the club from closing in June of this year.

We wish him well in his future career and he will continue to help the club in the future as a consultant.

Meanwhile the club will be actively seeking a new manager.

John Ramshaw will continue as caretaker-manager for Tuesday's game against Boreham Wood here at The Launa Windows Stadium when we will be welcoming supporters of fellow West Country clubs such as Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City in true Devonian spirit.

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Another departure from Torquay United

Director of Football, Dean Edwards, resigns from Torquay United Credit: ITV News

The Director of Football at Torquay United has resigned - just days after the manager decided to leave.

On the teams website the it says Dean Edwards thought the position of Director of Football was "unsustainable" so has resigned.

On Friday is was confirmed manager Paul Cox left by "mutual agreement" so this current managerial departure comes as another blow for the club.

The club would like to put on record their immense thanks for the work that Dean has put in during the last five years.

He was, of course, instrumental in forming the consortium that saved the club from closing in June of this year. We wish him well in his future career and he will continue to help the club in the future as a consultant.

– Torquay United

Meanwhile the club will be actively seeking a new manager.

John Ramshaw will continue as caretaker-manager for Tuesday's game against Boreham Wood here at The Launa Windows Stadium.

Torquay United manager resigns

The manager of Torquay United has resigned after only three months in charge.

Paul Cox has left by "mutual agreement" following an apparent meeting about off-the-field issues yesterday.

Cox replaced Chris Hargreaves, who is on gardening leave after he refused to take a pay cut following the summer takeover by the consortium led by the now director of football Dean Edwards.

Torquay have not won a match for more than a month.

Torquay make it three draws in a row

Former Crawley Town player James Hurst scored both goals for the Gulls Credit: PA

In football, Torquay were in action last night and had to be content with a point. They drew 2 all at Kidderminster. Both Torquay's goals came from James Hurst - who blotted his copybook by conceding a late penalty.

The game was their third draw in a row.

Tonight's result Credit: ITV News

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The Goals: Torquay United v Exeter City

Torquay United and Exeter City stepped up their preparations for the new football season with Devon derby meeting at Plainmoor.

And it was the National League hosts who came out on top against their League Two rivals. The Grecians got the perfect start - Tom Nichols scoring in only the second minute.

But Torquay hit back with two balls into the box - Shepherd Murombedzi turned in the first, and in the second half Malachi Lavelle-Moore headed the winner.

Plymouth Argyle reach out to Torquay's young players

Torquay United have closed their youth academy. Credit: ITV News

Plymouth Argyle have offered trials to members of Torquay United's youth academy.

The Gulls have closed their academy to save money. Argyle's is run by former Torquay player and manager Kevin Hodges, who said he was delighted to offer the opportunity.

Devon's other club, Exeter City, also offered trials to Torquay's youngsters recently.

Torquay hire former Mansfield Town boss as new manager

Paul Cox managed Mansfield Town for three-and-a-half years. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Former Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox has just been announced as the new manager of Torquay United.

Cox's three-and-a-half years at Mansfield saw the club promoted back to the Football League after five years.

Torquay parted ways with former boss Chris Hargreaves in a dispute over pay.

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