STAGS APPOINT PAUL OGDEN AS CHIEF SCOUT
Stags appoint chief scout
mansfieldtown.net, Wed 29 Jun 2011
We can confirm the appointment of former Leek Town manager Paul Ogden as our new chief scout.
The 64-year-old, who has recently scouted for Crewe Alexandra, will be responsible for seeking potential acquisitions as well as reporting on our next opponents.
Paul, who had six separate spells as manager at Leek along with spells as boss of Northwich and Witton Albion, told mansfieldtown.net today: "I have known Paul Cox [the manager] for some time and recognised his abilities a number of years ago.
"The job he did at Eastwood was remarkable and his biggest strength is his work ethic as well as getting people to work well for him."
"I felt a sense of pride when asked to fulfil this job at Mansfield," he added
Former Witton Albion manager Paul Ogden will work for Mansfield Town
Thursday 30th June 2011, By Andrew Simpson
FORMER Witton manager Paul Ogden will watch potential recruits for Blue Square Bet Premier promotion hopefuls Mansfield Town next season.
The 64-year-old, who left Wincham Park in January, has been asked by new Stags boss Paul Cox to take over as chief scout at Field Mill.
“I have known Paul for some time and recognised his abilities a number of years ago,” Ogden told Mansfield's official website.
“His biggest strength is his work ethic as well as getting people to work well for him.”
Ogden stepped down as Albion manager at the turn of the year to concentrate on his day job.
The club initially refused to rule out a return for the ex-Leek favourite, who also managed Northwich Victoria during their famous run to the FA Cup fourth round in 1977, only to later appoint Brian Pritchard and Dave MacPherson.
MacPherson later resigned, leaving Pritchard to take sole charge earlier last month.
Ogden, who most recently has been scouting for League Two Crewe Alexandra, added: “I felt a sense of pride when asked to do the job by Mansfield.”
Former Witton Albion manager Paul Ogden pays tribute to 'smashing club'
Wednesday 6th July 2011
By Andrew Simpson »
FORMER Witton manager Paul Ogden has thanked Albion fans for their support after starting a new job as chief scout at Conference club Mansfield Town.
He told the Guardian that telephone calls from followers of the Wincham Park outfit had touched him.
“It was a surprise, no question,” he said.
“I gave everything I had in my short time at Witton, which I've grown to love as smashing club.
“The people there go about their task with a real passion and you can't help but be affected by that in some way.”
The 64-year-old former Leek Town manager started his new job with the Blue Square Bet Premier promotion-hopefuls last week after new boss Paul Cox asked him to watch potential new recruits.
Ogden left – temporarily at the time – Witton in January to focus upon his day job.
But chairman Mark Harris ended any chance of his return when he appointed joint management duo Brian Pritchard and Dave MacPherson.
Albion lost only five of 24 matches with the duo at the helm, earning the partnership the job on a permanent basis in April after guiding the team to tenth in the Division One North table
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