Paul Cox to be unveiled as new Mansfield Town boss

PAUL Cox is set to be unveiled as the new Mansfield Town manager at a press conference this afternoon.

The 39-year-old has been a strong candidate ever since he resigned from neighbouring Eastwood Town this month after guiding them to two promotions and an FA Cup third round appearance in five years.

But his successful time with the Badgers ended in cruel fashion when, after taking them into the Blue Square Norh play-offs this year, he was told they would not be allowed to go up into Mansfield’s division if successful due to inadequate ground facilities.

Cox then resigned from Eastwood and was one of seven candidates interviewed for the Stags job this week following last week’s departure of Duncan Russell.

Another of those seven was caretaker manager Paul Hall whose future is now uncertain with the club.

A defender in his playing days, Cox began his career with hometown club Notts County and, after a loan spell at Hull City, went on to have spells with Kettering Town, Halifax Town and Hucknall Town before starting out in management with Eastwood.

Full story on later today.