GLOUCES­TER CITY

The Non-League Football Paper - - THE WEEK IN WORDS -

have ap­pointed Mike Cook as their new man­ager fol­low­ing the sack­ing of Chris Todd last week.

The Na­tional League South side find them­selves in a rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle af­ter a 17-game win­less run.

The Tigers have wasted lit­tle time in find­ing Todd’s re­place­ment with Cook hav­ing pre­vi­ously worked at the club as as­sis­tant man­ager to Chris Burns.

The for­mer Coven­try City and Cam­bridge United young­ster re­tired from pro­fes­sional foot­ball with a spinal in­jury at 22, mov­ing into coach­ing with Cam­bridge and later as part of Chel­tenham Town’s com­mu­nity pro­gramme.

Cook, 50, pre­vi­ously man­aged Cin­der­ford Town be­tween 2004 and 2006.

In a back­room reshuf­fle, he is joined by for­mer City striker Andy Hoskins who has be­come for­wards coach, Karl Bayliss will look af­ter player re­cruit­ment with Mike Green and Tom Web be­com­ing de­fen­sive and mid­field coaches re­spec­tively.

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