Torquay United Appoint ‘God’ As Manager.
After the recent departure of Alan Knill, Club Chairman Thea Bristow has announced that Liverpool FC legend Robbie Fowler Will take charge as of 2nd July 2013.
About Robbie Fowler:
Robert Bernard "Robbie" Fowler (born 9 April 1975) is an English former professional footballer and manager who played as a striker from 1993 to 2012. Fowler was known for being a natural scorer with an instinctive goal-poaching ability.
He is best remembered for his playing days at Liverpool and is the fifth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. Fowler scored 183 goals in total for Liverpool, 128 of which were scored in the Premier League (162 Premier League goals in total). He subsequently played for Leeds United and Manchester City, before returning to Liverpool in January 2006.
He moved clubs 18 months later to sign for Cardiff City. He refused a one year "pay as you play" contract extension and signed with Blackburn Rovers on a three-month "pay as you play" deal instead. In December 2008, he departed Blackburn and forged a career in Australia with North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory.
In 2011, he joined Thai side Muangthong United as a player, but later was appointed player-manager which he remained until his retirement in 2012.
Fowler subsequently studied and completed his UEFA Coaching Licenses at MK Dons as well as being a pundit on the much loved BBC1's Football Focus
About Torquay United:
Torquay United Football Club is an English football club based in Torquay, Devon. The club participates in Football League Two, the fourth tier of English football. The club plays in a distinctive yellow & white stripe kit.
Full name Torquay United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Gulls
Chairman Thea Bristow
League League Two
2012–13 League Two, 19th
Torquay United Honours:
• League Two (1960's promotions gained in the "Fourth Division" era)
o Third Place: 1959/60, 1965/66, 2003/04
• Third Division South (Prior to League re-structuring)
o Runners-up: 1956/1957
• Football League Fourth Division
o Play-off Winners: 1990/91
• Conference Premier:
o Play-off Winners (1): 2008–09
• Southern League (Western Section)
o Winners (1): 1926/27
• Plymouth and District League
o Winners (1): 1911/12
• Torquay and District League
o Winners (1): 1908/09
• Third Division South Cup
o Runners-up: 1934
o Finalists: 1939 (Final never played due to outbreak of World War II)
• Football League Trophy
o Runners up 1988/89
• FA Trophy
o Runners up 2007/08