28 July 2011

Stephenson steps down

Source: West Briton - TruroPeople Link HERE

TRURO City general manager Andrew Stephenson, who joined the club at the beginning of June to help develop off-field activities at Treyew Road, has resigned from his post.

Mr Stephenson, who in Saturday's matchday programme for City's pre-season friendly against Queens Park Rangers invited supporters to 'be part of an exciting new era', quit at the end of last week.

Mr Stephenson was unavailable for comment yesterday, but Briton Sport understands one of the main reasons for his departure was what he saw as a continuing difficulty working with the set-up at the top of the club.

A number of issues had apparently arisen during Mr Stephenson's seven-week stay which are believed to have caused differences of opinion.

During his short tenure, Mr Stephenson had set in place a number of initiatives as the club prepare for their first season in the Blue Square Bet Conference South.
A new website was launched at the start of the month, and the availability of club merchandise was increased.

Mr Stephenson had also worked on a food and drink franchise, with a hospitality unit due to be set up. And he had started a promotional campaign with advertisements and sponsorship deals.
A spokesman for Truro City confirmed that Mr Stephenson resigned last Thursday but the club declined to make any further comment.

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TruroFans opinion:

In addition to any apparent differences of opinion there may have been with the management of the club, Stephenson also made life uncomfortable for himself after the Sheepgate affair, where he commented on the Tiger Talk forum and said himself that "Clearly most of the so called fans on this site are sheep".  More comments can be found via this LINK , but it was a rocky start with the fans that didn't help his cause either.  TruroFans wishes Mr Stephenson good luck in his new venture.

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