Former Gulls Defender Chris Todd has been appointed as United’s new Under-18 manager.

Chris established himself as a favourite with the Yellow Army during his three years as a Torquay player, which culminated in a Man of the Match performance in the 2008/09 Play-Off Final win over Cambridge United at Wembley.

Managerial spells at Eastleigh and Gloucester followed, before Todd took up a coaching position at South Devon College, during which time he was instrumental in the progress of defender Louie Slough, who signed professional with United last month.

With his impressive track record in developing young players already bearing fruit, this made Chris the ideal candidate to become the new man in charge of our Under-18 side.

Chris’ appointment will see him maintain his links with the college, which will further strengthen the links between the two parties.

The club have acted quickly to make this appointment, with Chief Executive George Edwards and Manager Gary Johnson both identifying Todd as their prime target.

“It was a no brainer!” said Johnson