MICKY MOORE IS NEW ASSISTANT MANAGER
Cox names Micky Moore as No.2
mansfieldtown.net, Tue 21 Jun 2011
Micky Moore has resigned from his position as Solihull Moors manager to join Paul Cox as his assistant, we are pleased to announce.
Moore, a former manager of Stratford Town and assistant boss at Redditch United, played for Derby County, Swansea City, Redditch and Telford United and holds a UEFA A coaching licence.
He took over the reigns at Solihull Moors in December last year following illness to the club's then manager, Bob Faulkner. Micky guided The Moors to 7th position in the Blue Square Bet North - their highest ever league finish as well as recording an unbeaten run of 18 matches.
On his new appointment as assistant manager to Paul Cox, Micky told http://www.mansfieldtown.net: "Paul's had a fantastic career so far as a manager and we both sing off the same hymn sheet in terms of how we want our teams to play.
"It was difficult to leave Solihull and I was beginning to build on what we had achieved last season. There were few clubs I would have left Solihull to join but there is so much potential here at Mansfield.
"Football is all about winning and we want to bring a winning mentality to the club," he added
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Cox names his assistant at Field Mill
Nottingham Post, Tuesday, June 21, 2011
PAUL Cox has today confirmed Micky Moore will be his assistant manager at Mansfield Town in 2011-12.
The Uefa A-licensed coach has stepped down from his role as boss of Blue Square Bet North club Solihull Moors to sign a one-year agreement at Field Mill.
Cox is delighted to have Moore in place after failing to persuade his number two at Eastwood, Richard Cooper, to join him at the Stags.
"It's taken a bit of time because Micky has had to sort out his other commitments, but I'm glad to have it sorted now," he said.
"He did a very good job at Solihull last year after taking over following the death of Bob Faulkner and they were in the play-off places until close to the end of the season.
"But I think he enjoys being an assistant and I think that's where he sees his strengths as lying."
Moore gives up everything for the Stags
Nottingham Post, Wednesday, June 22, 2011
MANSFIELD Town's new assistant manager Micky Moore has sacrificed his role as boss at Solihull Moors to come to Field Mill because he believes he can help the club return to the Football League.
The 37-year-old has also relinquished his day job at Solihull College to join the Stags as Paul Cox's number two.
UEFA A licence-qualified Moore acknowledges his move is a gamble, given the fact he has agreed only a one-year deal.
But the former Derby County and Swansea player – forced to retire from playing professionally at 22 with a bad back injury – feels it is well worth it.
"It was a tough decision to take because we all know this kind of employment is not the most secure," said Moore.
"They say the only thing certain in football as a manager or coach is that you are going to get the sack one day.
"But you only have to look at the club and the set-up to see that this is a great opportunity – it's very exciting. I think Paul and myself can bring stability.
"With the history here, there is the potential to get back in the Football League and I want to be part of that."
Cox is delighted to have the position sorted after missing out in his bid to bring in his assistant at Eastwood, Richard Cooper.
He said: "There were one or two others I spoke to but more than anything he is on my wavelength."
Meanwhile, Cox has confirmed striker Conor Higginson has taken up the one-year option on his contract to stay with Mansfield for 2011-12
Moore makes a move to the Mill
chad.co.uk, Tuesday 21 June 2011
MICKY Moore this week resigned from his position as Solihull Moors manager at the end of their most successful season ever to join Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox as his assistant.
A former manager of Stratford Town and assistant boss at Redditch United, Moore (37) played for Derby County, Swansea City, Redditch and Telford United but was forced to retire at 29 through injury when he took and passed his UEFA A coaching licence.
He has since managed or been assistant at Solihull Borough, Stratford, Redditch and took over the reigns at Solihull Moors in December last year following the death of then manager, Bob Faulkner.
Moore went on to guide the Moors to seventh position in the Blue Square Bet North - their highest ever league finish - as well as recording an unbeaten run of 18 matches.
“I have known Mickey for a few years now, though I haven't worked or played with him, but have kept an eye on his career,” said Cox.
“First and foremost, he has a winning mentality. We have a similar thought process.
“He will be an extension of myself on the training ground. Micky is a talented coach and we get on well.”
Moore said: “I came down for a chat with Paul and he told me about the players and where he wants to go.
“Paul's had a fantastic career so far as a manager and we both sing off the same hymn sheet in terms of how we want our teams to play.
“It was difficult to leave Solihull and I was beginning to build on what we had achieved last season.
“There were few clubs I would have left Solihull to join but there is so much potential here at Mansfield.
“Being a Derby lad I know this club has a great tradition, a good history and is a big club in its own right.
“I know the team the gaffer is putting together will get fans through the door. We have the potential to attract crowds and be a big club again.”
He added: “There is no short-cut to success in this league. If there was then everyone would do it. It takes a lot of hard work and everyone to stick together.
“It is a difficult league. There are 46 games and it won't be won in August or September.
“Any side we put out here will be organised and hard-working.
“We know over a season there will be games in which we won't play particularly well.
“You can lose to a better side on the day or a refereeing decision can go against you. But the players will still have given everything and sweated blood.”
- Tickets are now on sale for the Stags Fans United (SFU) annual dinner, on Thursday 8th September at the Mint Indian Restaurant in Mansfield.
Former Stags striker and fans' hero Phil Stant will be guest speaker at the event, which starts at 7.30pm. Comedian Maxie Peters will also entertain.
Tickets, priced £25, are available from the Mansfield Town FC ticket office on 01623 482482.
- Stags' final pre-season friendly will be at their FA Trophy opponents, Chasetown, on Saturday, 6th August (3pm).
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