Gulls Go For Wotton As Truro Boss Heads For Plainmoor

Torquay United incoming new owners have made their first big move, appointing Paul Wotton as their new manager.

The Truro City manager has agreed to lead the Gulls forward in the National League South after a turbulent year.

The 46-year-old leaves the White Tigers after almost five years to take over the reins at Plainmoor, after taking them to promotion in 2023 before securing survival last term.

The two south west clubs have agreed a compensation fee for the former Plymouth Argyle captain, who is thrilled to move to Devon in his new role.

It was also confirmed that veteran manager Neil Warnock has joined the new look board as they look to the future.

Torquay have announced the Bryn Consortium - a group of successful local businessmen - have agreed a deal to buy the club after it went into administration in March.

“Following a meticulous search, the Consortium Board agreed that Paul’s credentials and vision were most closely aligned with our own and he will arrive at Plainmoor as part of a restructuring of the football set up at the club,” said Mark Bowes-Cavanagh, the club’s in-coming co-chairman.

Truro said in a statement: "Everyone connected with Truro City thanks Paul for his time spent in charge of the football club and we wish him well in his future endeavours.The process of replacing Paul is now well underway."

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