AFC Bournemouth: Coach Hargreaves linked with Torquay return

Bournemouth Echo: Chris Hargreaves with Cherries boss Eddie Howe Chris Hargreaves with Cherries boss Eddie Howe

CHERRIES' first-team coach Chris Hargreaves is a leading contender to fill the vacant manager's post at his former club Torquay, the Daily Echo understands.

Hargreaves captained the Gulls when they returned to the Football League in 2009 and netted in their Conference play-off final victory over Cambridge at Wembley.

The 41-year-old, who is already believed to have had an interview for the manager's job at Northampton, would be a popular choice to replace Alan Knill, who was sacked by Torquay earlier today.

Hargreaves joined Cherries in July 2012 and headed up the club's newly-formed development squad under previous bosses Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks.

He was promoted to the first-team staff by Eddie Howe during a reshuffle which saw Stephen Purches handed a player-coach role.

Earlier this season, Hargreaves was linked with Torquay when Knill came under pressure during a poor run, with the Gulls understood to be planning to make a formal approach in the next few days.

Hargreaves, who has kept the family home in Devon, made more than 100 appearances for Torquay during a three-year stay at Plainmoor.

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9:02pm Thu 2 Jan 14

smhinto says...

Linked for the Torquay job by whom exactly?? Any club that is sruggling at the wrong end of the table is a poisened chalice and should be left alone.
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If he club can be saved with the resources avialble then fair play, but it wll be a struggle. One does not want a relegation on ones c.v. in ones first job in managament.
Linked for the Torquay job by whom exactly?? Any club that is sruggling at the wrong end of the table is a poisened chalice and should be left alone. . If he club can be saved with the resources avialble then fair play, but it wll be a struggle. One does not want a relegation on ones c.v. in ones first job in managament. smhinto

9:57pm Thu 2 Jan 14

rednblack37 says...

Is the Echo making up a story of a link because Chris Hargreaves played for Torquay? One wonders?
Is the Echo making up a story of a link because Chris Hargreaves played for Torquay? One wonders? rednblack37

10:31pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Yorkie Cherry says...

rednblack37 wrote:
Is the Echo making up a story of a link because Chris Hargreaves played for Torquay? One wonders?
It is reported in the Herald Express in South Devon as well.Hargreaves was linked before Knill's appointment. As smhinto rightly says Hargreaves would be wise to leave this job possibility well alone. Also the place is a dump.
[quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: Is the Echo making up a story of a link because Chris Hargreaves played for Torquay? One wonders?[/p][/quote]It is reported in the Herald Express in South Devon as well.Hargreaves was linked before Knill's appointment. As smhinto rightly says Hargreaves would be wise to leave this job possibility well alone. Also the place is a dump. Yorkie Cherry

10:37pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Afcbives says...

Wonder who's gonna be our new first team coach gonna be if chris leaves?
Wonder who's gonna be our new first team coach gonna be if chris leaves? Afcbives

3:11pm Fri 3 Jan 14

smhinto says...

In addition, we must remember that Alan Knill who was a Torquay until recently and Boothroyd who was at Northampton are both experienced lower division managers and know what they are doing. If they have failed at these two clubs that well be telling you something!! I.e leave well alone.
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These clubs would benefit more from promoting from within i.e. someone who knows the players. They will start by putting square pegs into square holes and round pegs into round holes and get back to basics.
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When you are at the bottom of League Two or any other division for that matter, it is a job that is best left well alone.
In addition, we must remember that Alan Knill who was a Torquay until recently and Boothroyd who was at Northampton are both experienced lower division managers and know what they are doing. If they have failed at these two clubs that well be telling you something!! I.e leave well alone. . These clubs would benefit more from promoting from within i.e. someone who knows the players. They will start by putting square pegs into square holes and round pegs into round holes and get back to basics. . When you are at the bottom of League Two or any other division for that matter, it is a job that is best left well alone. smhinto

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