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Torquay prepare for first game under new management

Torquay in training at Plainmoor Credit: ITV West Country

Torquay are preparing for their first game under new management. The Gulls travel to Aldershot tomorrow without a win in their last 10 matches but player manager Kevin Nicholson says everyone's starting with a clean slate.

All the stuff that's gone on behind the scenes, all the stuff that's gone on on the pitch, it doesn't matter. It was nothing to do with me. The players were here but as far as I'm concerned, what they do from now on is all that matters.

– Kevin Nicholson, Torquay United Player-Manager

"From now on we're a no-excuse environment" - fighting talk from Torquay's new manager

Torquay United have announced Kevin Nicholson will take over as manager following the departure of Paul Cox earlier this month.

The 34 year-old is well known to fans of Torquay having appeared over 300 times for the team during a seven-year period.

We caught up with him to hear about his plans for the club, which has had some troubled times recently:

Torquay lose at home to Boreham Wood

Tonight's result Credit: ITV News

Plymouth Argyle fans showed their support tonight for their troubled neighbours Torquay United as the Gulls took on Boreham Wood at Plainmoor.

More than 100 Pilgrims fans were expected at the match after Torquay lost both their manager and director of football.

Torquay lost the match 2-1 - their goal coming courtesy of Alex Fisher.

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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.

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.

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