Ex-Truro duo want to pair up again

The Non-League Football Paper - - FA VASE 2ND ROUND QUALIFYING - By Matt Bad­cock

CHRIS TODD says he and Lee Hodges are ready for their next man­age­ment chal­lenge af­ter their shock Truro City exit – and they’d love to team up again.

The duo quit the National League South White Tigers af­ter just two games of the new sea­son.

It came on the back of a cam­paign where they took the Cor­nish club into the FA Cup first round proper for the first time in its his­tory and also reached the play-off elim­i­na­tor match.

Although they fell at the first hur­dle it was con­sid­ered a suc­cess­ful sea­son, with keeper Tom McHale even se­lected for the Eng­land C side.

But the club has had ma­jor changes in the sum­mer, not least the ground­share switch to Torquay United where new boss Leigh Robin­son will look to lead them up the ta­ble.

Todd wishes the exTaun­ton Town man­ager well but says it’s time to hop back on the sad­dle him­self – and if he can do it with Hodges then all the bet­ter.


“We’re both ready, my­self and Lee, to go back in,” Todd, the for­mer Eastleigh man­ager, told The NLP. “What­ever hap­pened at Truro has hap­pened and we move on. It was a shame we couldn’t work things out but that’s foot­ball. We don’t have any qualms with them and we wish them all the suc­cess in the fu­ture. “They’ve got a new man­age­ment team now and we wish them well – I’m sure they will do what we ex­pected which was to sus­tain the club in that league and maybe try to push for­ward. “It was a shame to leave be­cause we did so well last sea­son with the FA Cup run and fin­ish­ing in the play-offs. These things hap­pen and now we look to move on. “As coaches and a man­age­ment team we want to get back in the game. We feel we’ve got a lot to of­fer.” Todd says work­ing with Hodges has im­proved him no end. “It was bril­liant of him to let me come in,” Todd said. “I sup­pose, at times, com­ing from be­ing a man­ager to be­ing some­one’s as­sis­tant man­ager, peo­ple don’t see that work­ing be­cause they get wor­ried they want their job or have a dif­fer­ent agenda.

“Lee know­ing me and the way I work, he brought me in. I went from coach to as­sis­tant man­ager and we had a great time. It would be a real shame if we didn’t work to­gether again some­where else.

“We knew when we left Truro we would be in this po­si­tion so we know we have to bide our time – but I hope it come sooner rather than later.”

PIC­TURE: Paul Childs

OP­POR­TU­NITY: Chris Todd and in­set, left, Lee Hodges are look­ing for a way back in

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