Thompson named new Truro City boss
Former Yeovil Town manager Steve Thompson has been named as Truro City's new boss after the exit of previous boss Sean McCarthy by "mutual consent" earlier this month.
He will be City's fifth manager in as many years.
The 46-year-old, who was born in Plymouth, was named tonight as McCarthy's successor and will take charge of the Zamaretto Southern League premier division side with immediate effect.
His first game in charge will be the New Year's Day home match against Clevedon Town.
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Thompson, who lives in Yeovil, played for his home club of Saltash Utd before joining Bristol City and combined his career with his full time job with the RAF where he was a fitness instructor.
He played for Bristol City before moving to Torquay where he made just one appearance and his RAF duties took him to London where he played for Slough Town and then joined Martin O'Neill’s Wycombe Wanderers in 1992 for a fee of £15,000 and was part of Wycombe's Conference and FA Trophy double-winning side.
The following season, Wycombe’s first as a Football League side, Thompson played in the victorious Division Three Play-Off final at Wembley in 1994.
He moved to Woking in August 1996, winning a second FA Trophy winners' medal against Dagenham and Redbridge in 1997 and scored the last minute equaliser in Woking’s surprise 1-1 draw with Premiership side Coventry City in the FA Cup.
He joined Yeovil Town in 1998, combining playing awith being as the club’s fitness coach. He then became manager before reverting to player assistant-manager when Dave Webb took over.
And when Webb departed he worked under Colin Addison and Gary Johnson before being appointed as manager for a second time.
In May 2006, he went back to being first team coach role at under new manager Russell Slade, as the club reached the League 1 Play-off Final at Wembley in 2007.
Following Slade's exit at the start of this year he again became caretaker manager for one game before being released by the club after nearly 11 years of service
Now he has the task of getting Truro back into the play-off picture as City bid for a record-breaking for fifth successive promotion.
His CV meets chairman Kevin Heaney's demand of having a manager who has been in charge of a club at Conference level and higher but it will now all be about results as the Treyew Road club bid to get their disappointing season back on track after such a bright start.