Torquay United



Nickname Gulls

Founded 1899

Stadium Plainmoor

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Torquay have appointed Chris Hargreaves as their new boss following the sacking of Alan Knill at the start of the New Year. The League Two club had suffered back-to-back defeats at home to fierce rivals Exeter and Plymouth, which left them struggling second from bottom of League Two. However, under new boss Hargreaves they will be looking to jump out of the relegation zone and out of danger.

Having played most of their recent history in the Football League it was a huge disappointment to fans when the Gulls were relegated to the Conference at the end of the 2006-2007 when they finished bottom of the table.

However, it wasn't long before they were back into the Football League as in the 2008-2009 season they gained promotion through the play-offs with a 2-0 win over Cambridge United at Wembley saw them gain promotion out of the Conference.

Since then they have cemented their place in the League and under manager Martin Ling will be looking to gain promotion to League One, but with some top notch sides coming up from the non league sphere, it will be a tough job for the former Leyton Orient boss.

They have always been a club that have prided themselves on finances and even with the breakdown of ITV Digital they managed to stay afloat comfortably and a few good cup runs have certainly aided they financial state.

Under Paul Buckle Torquay United blossommed, but after he left for Bristol Rovers, the Gulls' future is now in Ling's lap and as an emerging manager will be looking to build with the club and promotion will certainly be the key over the up-and-coming seasons for the West Country club.

Recent Form


A mixed set of recent results has seen Torquay United collect wins versus Dover Athletic, Braintree Town, Solihull Moors and Southport while suffering adverse results at Lincoln City, Chester City and Eastleigh. Draws against Aldershot Town, Wrexham and Tranmere Rovers has seen them show mid-table form at best.


Recent Results

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
Paul Buckle01 Jul 2016 - 30 May 2011Won: 104, Drawn: 58, Lost: 64
Kevin Nicholson28 Sep 2015 - PresentUnknown
Paul Cox17 Jun 2015 - 18 Sep 2015Won: 4, Drawn: 4, Lost: 2
Alan Knill07 May 2013 - 02 Jan 2014Won: 5, Drawn: 8, Lost: 14
Alan Knill *20 Feb 2013 - 06 May 2013Won: 4, Drawn: 4, Lost: 6
Martin Ling12 Jul 2011 - 29 Apr 2013Won: 33, Drawn: 23, Lost: 31
Leroy Rosenior17 May 2007 - 17 May 2007Unknown
Keith Curle08 Feb 2007 - 17 May 2007Won: 2, Drawn: 4, Lost: 9
Ian Atkins13 Apr 2006 - 04 Dec 2006Won: 9, Drawn: 8, Lost: 12
John Cornforth25 Jan 2006 - 13 Apr 2006Won: 4, Drawn: 3, Lost: 5
Leroy Rosenior01 Jul 2002 - 01 Jan 2006Unknown
Roy McFarland20 Jul 2001 - 23 Apr 2002Won: 13, Drawn: 22, Lost: 15
Colin Lee28 Mar 2001 - 02 Jul 2001Won: 3, Drawn: 4, Lost: 2
Kevin Hodges01 May 1996 - 01 Jun 1998Won: 38, Drawn: 26, Lost: 42
Neil Warnock15 Feb 1993 - 02 Jun 1993Won: 5, Drawn: 5, Lost: 5
Ivan Golac01 Feb 1992 - 01 May 1992Unknown
Cyril Knowles01 Jun 1987 - 01 Oct 1989Won: 46, Drawn: 46, Lost: 28
David Webb01 Feb 1984 - 21 Aug 1985Unknown
Bruce Rioch01 Jul 1982 - 14 Jan 1984Won: 31, Drawn: 26, Lost: 15
Allan Brown01 Jan 1969 - 01 Oct 1971Unknown
Jack Butler01 Jul 1946 - 30 Jun 1947Unknown
Billy Butler01 Jul 1945 - 30 Jun 1946Unknown

* Caretaker/Interim Manager

League Performance
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