Notts County Assistant Manager Neil Cox has left the club to join Scunthorpe United as the Irons First Team Manager.
It was a job too hard to refuse for Scunthorpe born Cox who made his debut for his hometown team in 1990 before forging out a career at the likes of Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Bolton and Watford to name a few.
The former AFC Wimbledon Assistant Manager joined Notts as Neal Ardley’s number two and has played a huge part in the club’s ambition to return to the football league and is a man highly regarded by all at Meadow Lane.
Cox, who takes on his first Managerial role stated it’s been a “Manic few days but first and foremost, I’d like to thank Ard’s, Notts County Football Club and the fans. It was a big decision to leave the club. It’s great to be onboard (at Scunthorpe United) and coming home.”
Notts Manager Neal Ardley stated on Cox leaving “Coxy has been a very loyal assistant manager and an excellent coach who has always had my back and given me everything. He deserves this opportunity and I couldn’t stand in his way.”
Scunthorpe were 20th in League Two at the close of last season with Cox saying “I can’t wait to get started and I’m raring to go. I want to get the town together and get everyone on board.”
*Main image @Neil_Cox taking charge of his hometown club after leaving 29 years ago.