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Paul Hurst

3 August 2015


Manager Paul Hurst first joined Town in March 2011 and has seen the club reach the play-offs on three consecutive occasions since taking over.    

Prior to beginning his managerial career, Paul played as a left-back for Rotherham United and played over 430 games for them between 1993 and 2008, solidifying himself as a legend at Millmoor. Whilst at Rotherham, Paul was part of the team that was promoted  twice won the Football League Trophy Final in 1996 after a 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town 

Following a short loan spell at Burton Albion, Paul retired from football and took over at Ilkeston Town alongside his former Millers teammate Rob Scott. Their season at Ilkeston saw them finish second in the Northern Premier League and go on to win promotion to the Conference North via the play-offs. 

The duo left the club due to financial problems and took over at Boston United in July 2009, with the Pilgrims winning promotion to the Conference North via the play-offs and then challenging for the top positions in that league before they left to join Town in March 2011.

Following an eleventh place finish in their first full season, Town reached the play-offs in 2012-2013 season before losing out to Newport County over two legs.

Paul took sole charge of the club when Rob Scott left in September 2013 and after being edged out in the semi-finals again, this time by Gateshead, a successful campaign last time out followed.
Town came moments away from promotion as they reached the Conference Promotion Final and were the better team before losing out on penalties to Bristol Rovers.

Paul has brought a sense of optimism back to the club and got it challenging at the top of the table consistently, but will be hoping that this is the season that he will finally be able to guide the Mariners back to the promised land of the Football League.

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