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Thompson named new Truro City boss

By This is Cornwall  |  Posted: December 29, 2009

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Former Yeovil Town manager Steve Thompson has been named as Truro City's new boss after the exit of previous boss Sean McCarthy by "mutual consent" earlier this month.

He will be City's fifth manager in as many years.

The 46-year-old, who was born in Plymouth, was named tonight as McCarthy's successor and will take charge of the Zamaretto Southern League premier division side with immediate effect.

His first game in charge will be the New Year's Day home match against Clevedon Town.

Thompson, who lives in Yeovil, played for his home club of Saltash Utd before joining Bristol City and combined his career with his full time job with the RAF where he was a fitness instructor.

He played for Bristol City before moving to Torquay where he made just one appearance and his RAF duties took him to London where he played for Slough Town and then joined Martin O'Neill’s Wycombe Wanderers in 1992 for a fee of £15,000 and was part of Wycombe's Conference and FA Trophy double-winning side.

The following season, Wycombe’s first as a Football League side, Thompson played in the victorious Division Three Play-Off final at Wembley in 1994.

He moved to Woking in August 1996, winning a second FA Trophy winners' medal against Dagenham and Redbridge in 1997 and scored the last minute equaliser in Woking’s surprise 1-1 draw with Premiership side Coventry City in the FA Cup.

He joined Yeovil Town in 1998, combining playing awith being as the club’s fitness coach. He then became manager before reverting to player assistant-manager when Dave Webb took over.

And when Webb departed he worked under Colin Addison and Gary Johnson before being appointed as manager for a second time.

In May 2006, he went back to being first team coach role at under new manager Russell Slade, as the club reached the League 1 Play-off Final at Wembley in 2007.

Following Slade's exit at the start of this year he again became caretaker manager for one game before being released by the club after nearly 11 years of service

Now he has the task of getting Truro back into the play-off picture as City bid for a record-breaking for fifth successive promotion.

His CV meets chairman Kevin Heaney's demand of having a manager who has been in charge of a club at Conference level and higher but it will now all be about results as the Treyew Road club bid to get their disappointing season back on track after such a bright start.

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    Dee, Truro  |  January 01 2010, 12:20PM

    Looking forward today to the first of may home matches for this year Kev.

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    Ken, Falmouth  |  January 01 2010, 10:47AM

    Pity there's no vegetation at Treyew Road.

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    Tiger fan, Helston  |  December 31 2009, 2:50PM

    Did anybody watching The Day of the Triffids on tv over Christmas notice the similarity between Eddie Izzard and Kevin Heaney?

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    Dev, truro  |  December 31 2009, 1:53PM

    Insurance to ensure the results no doubt.

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    Truro Sceptic, truro  |  December 31 2009, 1:51PM

    Three questions - how much has Heaney paid Yeovil to buy Tommo out of his contract? How much is he being paid to come to Treyew Road? Is he proposing to commute between Yeovil and Truro, or will he be relocating his family to Truro?

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    James, Truro  |  December 31 2009, 1:50PM

    Five managers in five years must know something that few of us do yet.

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    Carol, Illogan  |  December 31 2009, 1:43PM

    I'm sorry, but just reading this makes my blood boil. Talking about 'Heaney's expectations' with such an air of reverence suggests that they are likely to be either relevant or reasonable. Let's not forget that this is the former so-called 'tycoon', whose 'business empire' crashed last year leaving literally hundreds of Cornish businesses well out of pocket or in ruins - since when did such 'expertise' need to be held in awe at all ? It all smacks of Little Boys' Games to me - self-stylin' after Abramovitch - and I really don't think we need to see any more of that in Cornwall.

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    Dave, Perranporth  |  December 31 2009, 1:24PM

    Looking forward to seeing the Chairman waving his rattle in support of the lads at the home game tomorrow.

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    Demi, Grampound  |  December 31 2009, 1:21PM

    I'm suspecting that Ivor is on the Folly Stock Media payroll - the results recently can't be so good for the gate, or for paying all Kev's mounting bills,

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    Tony Baritone, Penzance  |  December 31 2009, 11:27AM

    I'd heard a rumour that Kevin Conboy who is currently playing in the Danish league for Esjberg was about to join Truro as player manager. Now that WOULD have made a great headline!

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