, Sturrock’s the boat at Torquay United – man overboard

Sturrock’s the boat at Torquay United – man overboard

Harold Wilson, Labour Prime Minister of the 1970’s was reputed to have said that a “week’s a long time in politics.”

A week is a long time for anyone in football – especially Paul Sturrock.

Like most people, Paul Sturrock couldn’t wait until Friday, the end of the working week. In his case he left his ‘advisor role’ at Torquay United after only four days on the job. The former Plymouth boss (58) , out of football for over two years since leaving Southend in 2013, after being offered a permanent role elsewhere. On this issue Sturrock initially remained tight-lipped on where this permanent position will be, althoughit has now been confirmed as being the newly-appointed manager at Yeovil Town.

Despite his 96 hours on the books at Torquay United, this isn’t the quickest ‘grab yer coat, yer leaving’ moment in football at Torquay, Leroy Rosenior is the current holder of that title. Rosenior was sacked at Torquay after a new consortium took over in 2007.

Rosenior’s tenure at Torquay – a total of 10 minutes.

Torquay aren’t bitter at the events surrounding Sturrock’s appointment and departure with vice-chairman Bill Phillips saying,


“I am very disappointed but we wish Paul the very best of luck in his new job.”

Torquay are hopeful in finding someone else to help manager Chris Hargreaves with his duties.

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