DOWNES APPOINTED AS TORQUAY’S NEW ASSISTANT MANAGER


TORQUAY United manager Gary Johnson has appointed Aaron Downes as his new assistant at Plainmoor.

Downes spent three years with the Gulls between 2012 and 2015 and made more than 100 appearances for the club. He was United’s 2012-13 player-of-the-season and became a popular figure at the club.

He became Johnson’s first signing as manager of Cheltenham Town in 2015 and he appointed captain. He became an integral part of the Robins’ National League promotion push and after ending his playing career in 2018 joined Cheltenham’s academy and first team coaching setup.

“I’m very happy to have brought Aaron back to the club,” said manager Gary Johnson. “I think people respected his energy and his enthusiasm and his commitment in his playing days. He’s very similar now in his coaching.”

Shaun Taylor remains on the first team coaching staff, despite Downes’ arrival as assistant manager/first team coach.

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