Former Hereford United supremo Graham Turner steps down as manager of Shrewsbury Town

Graham Turner waves goodbye to Hereford United fans in 2010.

Graham Turner waves goodbye to Hereford United fans in 2010.

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FORMER Hereford United supremo Graham Turner has stepped down from his managerial role at League One rivals Shrewsbury Town.

He felt recent results culminating in Shrewsbury's 's 3-0 defeat against Rotherham meant it was now the right time to stand down.

Herefordshire-based Turner said: "It's a very sad decision. It's a club that I've really enjoyed working at, it's a club that gave me my first opportunity in management so I'll always appreciate that and will always be close to the club.

"I just feel that sometimes there's a fresh voice needed in the dressing room, and I think the time is right to do that at this club."

Turner said his managerial career spanning more than 35 years was now at an end.

He added: "I've got to be honest, you sit and contemplate the future, and I would think it would be fair to say that my managerial days are over.

"There might be something I can contribute somewhere. There may be a door open to come back at sometime in the long-term future here.

"I think it would be fair to say I can't see myself in another managerial role."

 

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6:12pm Tue 21 Jan 14

A.Non01 says...

Perhaps he can come back to Edgar street and teach Keyte how to run a football club responsibly !
Perhaps he can come back to Edgar street and teach Keyte how to run a football club responsibly ! A.Non01
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11:54pm Tue 21 Jan 14

silentbull2 says...

Would like to see him back has manager
But not chairman
He is part of the reason we have such a sh"t ground!!

I'm not saying that the current one is better either before anybody starts ;-)
Would like to see him back has manager But not chairman He is part of the reason we have such a sh"t ground!! I'm not saying that the current one is better either before anybody starts ;-) silentbull2
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12:58pm Wed 22 Jan 14

A.Non01 says...

My comment was more a dig at the current chairman than genuine wish for a return of the old.

There were two sides to turner as Chairman here. He did a fantastic job of righting a sinking ship, getting the club back on it's feet financially - to the extent that they were making year on year profit. However he was very much blinkered to off the pitch matters like the state of the stadium, pr and marketing the club.

Would hate to see him back in total control but a seat on the board with all the experience he has to offer would not be a bad idea though.
My comment was more a dig at the current chairman than genuine wish for a return of the old. There were two sides to turner as Chairman here. He did a fantastic job of righting a sinking ship, getting the club back on it's feet financially - to the extent that they were making year on year profit. However he was very much blinkered to off the pitch matters like the state of the stadium, pr and marketing the club. Would hate to see him back in total control but a seat on the board with all the experience he has to offer would not be a bad idea though. A.Non01
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3:36pm Wed 22 Jan 14

fordshire77 says...

Lets see...... if I was Turner and offered a backroom job at either a league 1 club OR a seat on the board of a skint club about to go into administration in the blue square league? you don’t have to very bright to know he wouldn’t give us a second thought.
As sad as it is Hereford United ship is sinking and if anyone thinks Turner is coming back with £100k+ in his pocket to invest in The Bulls then they have clearly got there head suck up the bulls back side!
We need to get ready for what the future holds for us...... A life without football at edger street! as who will pay the electric bill when there’s no money coming in.
I hate to sound so bleak as I’m a supporter but really don’t see no way out!
Lets see...... if I was Turner and offered a backroom job at either a league 1 club OR a seat on the board of a skint club about to go into administration in the blue square league? you don’t have to very bright to know he wouldn’t give us a second thought. As sad as it is Hereford United ship is sinking and if anyone thinks Turner is coming back with £100k+ in his pocket to invest in The Bulls then they have clearly got there head suck up the bulls back side! We need to get ready for what the future holds for us...... A life without football at edger street! as who will pay the electric bill when there’s no money coming in. I hate to sound so bleak as I’m a supporter but really don’t see no way out! fordshire77
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