17 May 2013

Truro hang fire on naming new boss

Western Morning News 17th May. 2013.

Truro City are not expected to announce their new managerial set-up until the club knows what level they will be playing at next season.

And the club, which is still in administration, faces a race against time to agree a CVA with its creditors ahead of the Conference annual meeting on June 8.

A date for the CVA meeting has been set for Tuesday June 4th, just three days before the Conference meeting.

Club chairman Pete Masters said yesterday there were still three "hard core" creditors, owed around some £70,000, who had still to agree to the CVA.
Without that agreement City, who finished bottom of Blue Square Bet South, face a drop of up to three leagues to the Premier Division of the Western League.

And until the situation is clearer the club are in a difficult position as they try to assemble a competitive squad and managerial set-up for the new campaign.

The club is looking for a successor to Lee Hodges, who was told earlier this month that he would not be offered a new contract, and denied this week that head of football development, Steve Massey, would take charge, assisted by another former City boss Graeme Kirkup who is assistant manager to Nicky Marker at Ivybridge Town.

And another former City favourite Glynn Hooper, who has just stepped down as manager at Newquay, revealed that he had been approached about a possible coaching role at Treyew.

But with all the uncertainty surrounding what league City will be playing in next season, and the amount of travelling that will be involved, Hooper will not be rushing into any decision.

Masters said that Massey had been very busy talking to a number of players about next season.

There will be a lot of new players," he said. "But no firm decisions have yet been made, though contracts have been drawn up. We have to be flexible."

But he did confirm "without doubt" that the club would still be playing at Treyew Road next season.
Players thought to be interesting City include the Helston strike pair of former City player Liam Eddy and Mark Goldsworthy, the Bodmin duo of Chris Luxton and Olly Brokenshire and Falmouth Tow keeper Jason Chapman, another former City player.

But one player who will definitely not be at Treyew next season is striker Andy Watkins, who has joined Bath City after a glittering City career of 295 games and 143 goals.

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