Chris Hargreaves
📸 Aaron McLean

Yeovil Town’s new manager Chris Hargreaves might be more known for his role as TV pundit for BT Sport, but he has been in coaching and management positions within clubs for a number of years.

However, this is only his second ever first team managerial role after a spell in the hot seat with Torquay.

Following the sacking of Alan Knill, Hargreaves was given his first taste of management with the Plainmoor side in January 2013.

Sitting second bottom of League Two it was always going to be a tough task, and despite an upturn in form – including a first match win over Wimbledon and local derby successes over both Bristol Rovers and Exeter – Torquay dropped out of the Football League.

The following season back in the National League saw Torquay fail to bounce back up finishing in mid table.

That season included a six-match winning streak throughout August of 2014, but a trio of winless streaks in October, December and February 2015, cost them any hope of sneaking a play-off place.

That squad included a couple of front men who found goals into the double figures, Ryan Bowman and Louis Briscoe.

There was also a handful of appearances for Josh Wakefield who would go onto to spend a short time with Yeovil the following season.

The side finished 13th with 61 points, 15 points away from 7th.

Following the conclusion of that season, in early June, Hargreaves was placed on gardening leave after Torquay was taken over and the new owner offered him a ‘significant’ pay cut.

In total, he was in charge for 75 games, winning 27 and losing 33, with 15 draws.

 

 

 

 


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