Gloucester City have appointed former Eastleigh manager Chris Todd as their new manager.
The Tigers have also appointed Tom Webb and Mike Green as assistant manager and coach respectively, both on permanent deals.
Todd watched his new side fall short 1-0 away to Billericay Town and will take charge of his first official game this weekend.
Gloucester host Bromley FC as they look to reach the FA Cup 1st round proper for the third time in six years.
After yesterday’s performance every single person connected to the club wakes up today with a sense of pride.
— Gloucester City AFC (@GCAFCofficial) October 14, 2018
Todd took Eastleigh on a memorable cup run to the FA Cup 3rd round when they were knocked out by Championship side Bolton Wanderers.
Upon his appointment, Todd said: “It is a blow obviously to the Club with the previous manager leaving but that’s football and as one door closes another inevitably opens.
“I’m really excited about the challenge ahead, for me personally it’s a real honour with the Club looking to come home, to think that I’ll be the man to do that.
“Even though it’s very much a family and volunteer run Club, Gloucester City is an ambitious Club and you can tell that after meeting the board and hearing their vision for it.
Todd highlighted that his experiences will help bring success to the club, he continued: “With my experiences, I believe I’ve got a lot to offer and I cannot wait to get started.
“With the vision the board have and me coming in, hopefully that will signal the start of a new era for the Football Club.”
City Chairman, Rod Jenner, added: “Chris understands the vision we have for Gloucester City and it’s great that we can welcome him aboard to work with Tom Webb and Mike Green.
“I’m very excited about this appointment and think that we’ve been able to turn what could have been a loss into a brilliant opportunity for positive change.
“We needed someone with the guile to understand that winning football is both the ability to play attractively but also occasionally win ugly. With Chris, myself and the board firmly believe we have that.”
Assistant Manager Tom Webb is seen as a club legend for Gloucester, having made over 718 appearances for the the Tigers since signing for the club back in 2000 as a 16-year-old.
Mike Green has returned to the club after pursuing a career away from football, having previous playing experience at Forest Green Rovers, Cinderford Town and Bath City.
Gloucester haven’t had a manager stay longer than five years in over a decade since David Mehew’s reign.
The fans will be hoping Todd can bring success and stability back to the club in the future.
Read our preview of Gloucester City’s match against Bromley FC HERE.