ADAM MURRAY IS NEW ASSISTANT MANAGER, MOORE LEAVES
Adam Murray is Cox's new No.2
mansfieldtown.net, Thu 21 Jun 2012
Adam Murray has been appointed as Paul Cox's assistant manager after replacing Micky Moore who has returned to his previous job as a college tutor.
The manager confirmed the news earlier today and told mansfieldtown.net: "We offered Mick another year, but he has a young family on the way and has returned to the college and will take up a part-time role with another football club from what I gather."
Fans' favourite Murray makes the step up to the coaching staff after an impressive season last term, when he captained the side in over 40 matches.
On his new player/assistant manager, Cox said: "I have a good working relationship with Adam. He is really excited about the role and can't wait to get started."
The manager also announced that he will look to recruit an additional first team coach, while Andy Todd and Ian Pearce will continue in their capacities as player-coach and physio, respectively.
We would like to thank Micky Moore for his efforts whilst with us and wish him every success in the future
MICKY ADDS MOORE QUALITY
By Ben Cooper | 22nd June 2012
Nuneaton Town are delighted to announced the appointment of former Mansfield number two Micky Moore as the new assistant manager to boss Kevin Wilkin.
Micky replaces Ken Gillard, who left to join Crystal Palace's youth setup after helping Wilkin guide Boro to three promotions in four seasons.
He said: "I have known Kevin since he was Roger Ashby's assistant and since then we have spoken at least once a fortnight. Mansfield offered me a new one-year contract to stay as Paul Cox's assistant, but as I was on a 12-month sabbatical from my lecturing job at Solihull College, I decided to turn it down and return to that post.
"Kevin knew I was considering the offer and called me this week to see if I was going to be staying with Mansfield. When I said I was not he suggested meeting up to talk about me becoming his assistant. Kevin has tried to get me on board at Boro a few times, but this time it has worked out.
"I know that I have some very big boots to fill taking over from Ken. He did a superb job and fully deserves his move into full-time coaching at Palace."
Mickey played as a centre forward for Derby County and Swansea City before moving into non-league football and gaining his UEFA A coaching licence. He joined Kevin's backroom staff at the Triton Showers Community Arena two seasons ago, but left before a training session was held to take up the post of assistant manager at Solihull Moors, before stepping up to manager halfway through the season. As well as his tenure at Solihull Moors, he has managed Stratford Town and had a stint as assistant manager at Redditch United.
After helping guide Solihull Moors to a four-month long unbeaten run which saw his side finish just behind Boro (and just outside the play offs) in 2010-11, he joined Paul Cox at Field Mill for the 2011-12 season with Mansfield. Mansfield finished third, breaking all kinds of records along the way. "I had a great time at Mansfield and I want to thank everyone there for the season we shared. Now I am looking forward to working with everyone at Nuneaton, the chairman, the players and the fans."
As well as a brilliant record as an assistant manager and coach, Mickey also brings with him a great knowledge of non-league football, and valuable experience of the Blue Square Premier Division. "It is a very tough division, at least 70% of the teams are full time and the standard is really high.
"There are sides in this division with great histories and who attract big crowds. You only need to look at how well sides do after they win promotion to the football league to see how high the standard is in the Blue Square Premier."
Micky is looking forward to the sizeable challenge facing Boro in our first season in the Blue Square Premier. "I watched Boro a few times last season, and I know many of the players from down the years. Kev has done a great job of building a side which has mainly stayed together over the years and I am really looking forward to working with all the players."
Kevin said: "I have tried to bring Micky in on previous occasions and this time everything has fallen in place and hopefully it will be to our benefit.
"He is very organised and meticulous and hopefully he will prove to be a very good signing. He has experience of being in the Conference, which will stand us in great stead."
Adam Murray To Be Stags Assistant Boss?
Speculation is growing that Adam Murray could soon be unveiled as the new assistant boss at Mansfield Town.
It follows an interview on the club's website where new signing George Pilkington said this when talking about manager Paul Cox: "Obviously I knew Muzza (Adam Murray) as well, his assistant, he knew me from Luton."
It has prompted rumours and speculation amongst fans that Murray, who was captain last season, will become Cox's number two for the new campaign.
So far, there's been no response from the club about the comment.
Cox told Mansfield 103.2 last week that his assistant last year, Micky Moore, had been offered a new deal, adding: "He's gone away to think about it. We understand that we can't force someone to sign a contract but we'll just wait to see what Micky says."
So, fans will now wait to see if it was just a slip by a new player or whether there will be backroom changes at the One Call Stadium.
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