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Torquay United sack manager Alan Knill


Torquay United have sacked manager Alan Knill with the side looking at the prospect of dropping out of the Football League.

Torquay were fortunate to survive the previous league campaign, and they're currently 23rd in the table with only five wins to their name this season. 

Head of youth Geoff Harrop has been put in temporary charge of the first team.

Knill, was brought in as temporary boss in February 2013, and appointed permanent manager in May .  

"It is with great regret that Torquay United can announce we have terminated the contract of manager Alan Knill," read a club statement.

"The first half of this season has not gone as we all hoped and the board at Plainmoor believe now is the right time for a change."

"We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Alan for all his hard work at our club and especially his success in helping us stay in League Two at the end of last season. We all wish him the very best in his future career."

Knill's last game in charge was a 2-0 defeat by Devon rivals Plymouth Argyle on New Year's Day, a result which came hot on the heels of a 3-1 loss to Exeter City, the third member of Devon's League Two contingent.


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