Yeovil Town are being linked with a move for a Torquay United player before the end of the transfer window with strong rumours in Devon suggesting that forward Jo Kuffour is the man attracting the Glovers attention. Chief executive David Webb watched the Gulls 2-2 draw with Grimsby on Saturday, but then-Torquay coach Leroy Rosenior wouldn't at the time be drawn on Webb's intentions.
"I think he will have been looking at more than one player," Rosenior told the Western Morning News. "It's not the first time Yeovil have watched us and it isn't the first time we have had interested parties at our games. At the moment - all credit to the chairman [Mike Bateson] - we will do everything we can to fend off bids for any of our players. We need our better players here now more than ever because of our situation in the League."
Twenty-four hours after Rosenior said the above and that situation in the league he alluded to - Torquay are 23rd in League 2 on 24 points and are in real danger of relegation to the Conference for the first time in their history - finally took it's toll today as he and the Gulls went their separate ways after three and a half years with Rosenior as manager.
"We have decided that a parting of the ways is in the best interests of both parties," chairman Mike Bateson told his club's official site. "It's disappointing that it has had to end because Leroy and I had a great working relationship. Leroy has been with us for three and a half years, and we have had some tremendous highs. We have also seen a standard of football that has surprised us all. I thank him for his efforts and wish him all the best of luck for the future."
No announcement has been made as yet regarding Rosenior's successor. Somewhat inevitably, Glovers assistant manager Kevin Hodges, a former Torquay manager in his own right, has been linked with the vacant post.
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