TORQUAY UNITED have snapped up former Plymouth Argyle first team coach Kevin Nancekivell.
Herald Sport understands the 42-year-old has started work as the professional development phase coach within the Gulls’ youth academy.
Nancekivell is the latest ex-Pilgrims’ player to become part of the set-up at Plainmoor.
Chris Hargreaves was appointed as Torquay’s manager last month, as the successor to Alan Knill, with Lee Hodges as his assistant.
Both of them are former Argyle midfielders who are now controlling the destiny of the League Two club.
Nancekivell was part of the youth set-up at Home Park when he was promoted to the role of first team coach under manager Carl Fletcher in November 2011.
When Fletcher was sacked, Nancekivell and Romain Larrieu were joint caretaker bosses for one match.
That was a 4-0 defeat away to Port Vale in January 2013, after which John Sheridan took over as manager, with Nancekivell and Larrieu remaining on his backroom staff.
However, at the end of last season, Nancekivell and Larrieu left the club as part of a reshuffle carried out by Sheridan.
Nancekivell took on a role working with Argyle’s under-16s squad later in the summer, but has now moved to Torquay in a full-time post.
He played seven times as midfielder for the Pilgrims during the 2000/01 season and scored one goal.