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Cox Lands First Managerial Post

Thirty-nine year old former 'Orn Neil Cox has landed his first managerial post with non-league side, Leek Town.

The Staffordshire outfit parted company with manager Wayne Johnson last week and they have turned to former Hornet Neil Cox as Johnson's replacement.

Cox left Vicarage Road in 2005 after falling out with Aidy Boothroyd having spent five successful years in WD18, captaining to the club to an F.A Cup Semi final and featuring in a League Cup Semi final defeat to Liverpool.

Signed for 500k in 2000 now-chairman Graham Taylor, Cox also featured for Scunthorpe, Middlesbrough, Bolton, Aston Villa, Cardiff City and Crewe Alexandra.

After retiring in 2008 Cox moved to Portugal to become a property developer. Cox is out of the country on business this weekend but will assume the reigns at Leek ahead of next weekend's clash.

It has to be said Cox's decision to start at the bottom strikes me as a sensible one, learning to cut his teeth at a lower less pressurised level, much like former Hornet's Dean and David Holdsworth who have managed Newport County and Mansfield Town respectively to non-league success in recent years.




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Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 8 2010

Time: 4:20PM

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Wish him luck, he has been under some quality managers, so he should have learnt some things, but not sure he will go a long way with it.
ANDY710
A tad surprised he took it considering he'd moved to Portugal and become a property developer. Also I'm sure I read an interview once where he stated he wasn't interested in staying in the game.
wfc123
 

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