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Tuffley Rovers confirm Richard Cox as new first team manager

Hellenic League Premier Division side Tuffley Rovers AFC have confirmed the appointment of Richard Cox as their new permanent first team manager.

Cox had been holding the role on an interim basis since Mark Pritchett resigned as manager in August 2020.

The appointment came after Cox was unanimously selected by the club’s Executive Committee following a recent recruitment process.

The new first team manager will begin the role with immediate effect alongside his role as Lead Youth Development Phase coach at Cheltenham Town.

Rovers’ Chairman Dan Boon believes Cox is the right man to take the club forward when football returns.

“Rich had the advantage of knowing the club well, he impressed the panel with his plans for developing the club and making us as successful as possible.

“We had some great applications, which emphasises the progress which has been made by the club,” said Boon.

The new manager was also quick to convey his excitement for the season ahead.

“I am delighted to be appointed to the role on a permanent basis.

“I feel that, after having the role on an interim basis, I have unfinished business and can’t wait to work with everyone involved to drive this great club forward,” said Cox.

Rovers are still waiting for news concerning the re-commencement of the Hellenic League season, but the club hopes to play a friendly tournament in April and May when the national lockdown is lifted.

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