Sunday, September 17, 2017

A new chapter... Gary Owers appointed Head Coach

After a protracted recruitment process (over 3 weeks, in which the Gulls played 6 matches since the sacking of Kevin Nicholson), Gary Owers has been appointed as Head Coach (manager) of Torquay United.

Gary Owers played for Sunderland (appearing in the 1992 FA Cup Final) and also played for Bristol City; Notts County; Forest Green Rovers and Bath City.

He became a player-coach at Bristol City before starting his managerial career at Forest Green Rovers in 2005. He joined Aldershot Town as assistant manager and helped guide the team to tge League 2 play-offs.

Gary Owers will need to call upon all of that experience as he joins the Gulls after a disastrous start to the 2017/18 season. After 10 games the Gulls had yet to win.

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Gulls fans everywhere will welcome Gary Owers to Plainmoor and will hope that he can orchestra a change in the Gulls fortunes after a tumultuous few years.