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Former Owls manager Paul Sturrock
Former Owls manager Paul Sturrock
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Former Owls manager Paul Sturrock has left his role as an advisor to Vanarama Conference Premier side Torquay United after just four days in the role.

Sturrock, who memorably led Wednesday to promotion via the League One play-offs in 2005, was appointed on Sunday after two years out of the sport.

But the Scot decided to move on today, having reportedly been offered a permanent managerial job at Yeovil Town.

In a statement, Torquay vice-chairman Bill Phillips said: “I am very disappointed but we wish Paul the very best of luck in his new job.

“We still believe in the principle of someone to work with manager Chris Hargreaves and to provide an additional sounding board for ideas, both tactically and in terms of recruitment. I also genuinely believe Chris endorses that view.

“Paul Sturrock fitted the bill because he lives locally but I wish him well in his new job. Events can take over the best laid plans but we have to find someone comparable with Paul.

“The principle is there and now it’s finding the right person. The basis of the idea is to do everything we can to help Chris achieve great success as the manager of Torquay United.”

Torquay sit in 17th position.