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5th December 2013 21:46

Moore back in business with Stags
chad.co.uk, 02 December 2013

Micky Moore got down to business as the new first team coach at Mansfield Town today, trying to help the side end a poor run of six straight League defeats and 10 League games without a win.


Moore, who was manager Paul Cox’s assistant two years ago, has left Conference form side Nuneaton Town to link back up with his old boss this week.

“Since Micky left here 18 months ago I have kept in contact with him every couple of weeks to be honest,” said Cox.

“We went on and did well last season after he left, but he has done good job at Nuneaton too as assistant manager and first team coach.

“It was a position we needed to fill here with only myself and Richard Cooper at the club.

“I think Micky will give us an extra dimension on the coaching field.

“He enjoys working with players from morning through to evening. He will improve individuals and structure the XI.

“There are certain aspects of our shape I have not been happy with over the last month.

“There are only so many jobs I can do at the same time at the football club without getting over-stretched or over-complicating things.

“Micky took his first session with the players today and it looked a positive one.”


Cox compliments returning Moore
mansfieldtown.net, 2nd December 2013

Manager Paul Cox believes Micky Moore will add ‘an extra dimension’ to our coaching team following his first session with the players today.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/cox-compliments-returning-moore-1211304.aspx#kkpWDXfU40TsrGpv.99

Before our Sky Bet League Two with Morecambe on Saturday, we confirmed that the 40-year-old had re-joined us in the position of first team coach.

Moore, who was our assistant manager in the 2011/12 season, has most recently been working at Skrill Premier side Nuneaton Town.

“Since Micky left us 18 months ago, I’ve kept in contact with him,” said our boss.

“We did well last season, but Micky has also done a good job as assistant manager/first team coach at Nuneaton Town and he’ll give us an extra dimension on the coaching field.

“What Micky will do is to stick to his strengths. As a coach he enjoys working with players from morning through to the evening and he’ll help to improve individuals.

“But more than anything [he will work on] structure within the 11. There have been certain scenarios within our shape that I’ve not been too happy with over the last month or so.

“Micky is good at what he does. He had his first session with the players today and it was a positive session.”

Meanwhile, playmaker Chris Clements, who was substituted due to a back injury on Saturday, is expected to resume training tomorrow.

“Clemmo will be fit for training tomorrow and he just needed another 24 hours rest today,” said Cox.

“(Lee) Stevenson’s gone for a scan on his calf and he could be a doubt for Saturday‘s match at Oldham, but we’re slowly getting players back [from injury].

“(Louis) Briscoe started back training today, so that’s a massive positive. (Ryan) Tafazolli is getting stronger every week and we’re slowly getting back to having a full squad.”


Radford backs Cox in impromptu Facebook chat with Stags fans
chad.co.uk, 02 December 2013

Under-fire Stags manager Paul Cox was pleased to hear that club chairman John Radford had publicly backed him in an impromptu Facebook chat with fans yesterday.


Cox took some flak from fans at the end of Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by Morecambe, their sixth League loss on the bounce, and some fans called on Radford to sack the manager via the social network site when invited to pose questions by the chairman.

However, Radford dismissed that course of action for now and Cox said: “He is a good man. That is why I am still at this football club.

“Going back eight months, 10 months, I have had ample opportunities to leave the club and go on to what people could see as bigger jobs.

“But I have stayed here because of the chairman. I enjoy working with him and being at the club.

“Part of me worries at the moment that I am letting him down a bit. It is the third season we have had this sticky patch, though probably not with as many defeats. But we have always come out the other side of them.

“Myself and the chairman support each other. This is a horrible, nasty and ruthless business. But I am a loyal person and I get along with people that are very loyal.”

In his Facebook session Radford told fans: “ No manager is unsackable, however, I feel that the current team and coaching staff can turn this situation around.”


Micky Moore says Nuneaton Town will struggle to keep manager Kevin Wilkin and his best players
Thursday 05 December 2013, Written by MATT DAVIES
Read more: http://www.nuneaton-news.co.uk/Sport/Nuneaton-Town-FC/Micky-Moore-says-Nuneaton-Town-will-struggle-to-keep-manager-Kevin-Wilkin-and-his-best-players-20131205080026.htm#ixzz2mdKIfptg

MICKY Moore says Nuneaton Town could struggle to hold on to ‘miracle worker’ manager Kevin Wilkin and his crop of talented young players.
Wilkin’s former assistant, who returned to the Mansfield Town coaching staff last week, says other clubs will start to take notice of the people who have taken Boro to fifth in Skrill Premier on potentially the lowest budget in the league.
He said: “The football club has a great manager and a great set of players.
“The manager is working miracles there. He is doing a phenomenal job.
“When I came in we had just been promoted and now they are the highest placed part time club in the country on a shoestring budget.
“Look at Hyde, Welling and Dartford. People talk about second season syndrome and they are all struggling.
“Nuneaton are flourishing. I don’t think it will be long before clubs start to notice the job he is doing under big restraints.
“You’ve got to be realistic. Nuneaton Town are not set up to be a top Conference club.
“It will get harder and harder to pull rabbits out the hat. We managed to get Theo Streete, Amari’i Bell and Louis Moult in the summer, all top signings.
“When you stop being able to get these players the club will struggle.
“It’s not just Kevin that’s making it happen. There are great people there.
“That’s what makes it a great club. He is tremendously supported by (fitness coach) John Warren, (goalkeeping coach) Richie Hearne, (kit man) Darryl Strong, (secretary) Richard Dean, (physio) Paul Egan and (physio) Richie Norman.”
As for the playing staff, Mansfield first team coach Moore, fears Boro will struggle to hold onto the young players that have taken the club to new heights.
“All the young lads can have good careers. James Armson, Adam Walker, Gaz Dean and Wes York - they are people they might have a hard time keeping,” he said.
“Clubs will be looking at them and rightly so.”
Moore joined Nuneaton at the start of last season after predecessor Ken Gillard moved to Crystal Palace’s academy.
The former Solihull Moors manager admits to finding it a challenge in his first few months, but he is full of praise for the way the players won their battle against relegation.
“When I came in they had enjoyed a few years of tremendous success. Ken had done a fantastic job alongside Kevin.
“I think in the first three to six months I found it a bit of a culture shock. It took a bit of time for the players to understand what I was about and vice versa.
“I had just come out of a full time club in Mansfield. I had 12 months experience of the Conference so I knew exactly what was needed to win games.
“The lads were brilliant. They really bought into what I was telling them and I knew we would stay up.
“The second half of the season was fantastic. This season has gone better than expected but that is because of the foundations laid after Christmas.
“We didn’t change too much. We brought in a four or five good players and built on what we had.”
With that in mind, the former Telford United striker admits he thought twice about whether to leave Nuneaton.
“It came as a massive surprise when Mansfield came in for me.
“There were massive mixed emotions. I listened to what they had to say and spoke with my family.
“In the end the chance to work in the Football League with a two-and-a-half year contract was too much to turn down.
“I was sorry to leave Kevin. He’s a personal friend.
“I’ve had a great response off the Nuneaton players. I can’t speak highly enough of them and I wish them every success,” he said.


twitter Louis Briscoe @louisbriscoe
First day back training. All went well. Glad to be back amongst it



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