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Truro City appoint former manager Massey to new post

By Rhod_Mitchell  |  Posted: January 21, 2013

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Truro City have sprung a surprise by appointing former manager Steve Massey as Head of Football Development with immediate effect.

His role which will embrace the First, Second, Youth and Ladies' teams, say the club, with the emphasis on working with the team managers, while attracting the very best players within the county to the club and developing their skills to play at the highest standard possible.

Truro City Chairman Peter Masters said:  "Steve Massey brings with him the additional football knowledge and experience the club needs at this decisive time, given the historical problems and the 10-point deduction from both the first and second teams at the beginning of September, 2012, as a penalty for entering Administration. 

"The reality is that the second team looks secure in its League, being currently positioned out of the drop zone, which is in contrast to the first team which so far this season has won only five of the 23 games played, lost the last three and are now 16 points adrift at the bottom of the Conference South League (and still would be without the 10 points deduction) with just 19  games remaining.

"Therefore as Chairman it is encumbering on me to take action now and as such it will be Steve's first task to support Lee Hodges as first team manager in every way possible to ensure that we have a squad that is capable of returning to its winning form in an attempt to avoid relegation whilst planning for every eventuality in future. It is still mathematically possible to stay up and anything can happen and even more so when you consider the financial status of one or two other Clubs in this League at this particular time."

It will be interesting to see how the appointment pans out, especially with manager Hodges.  The colourful Massey is not afraid to ruffle a few feathers so it certainly won't be boring.

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