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Former Argyle coach Kevin Nancekivell takes on academy role at Torquay

By HeraldSport  |  Posted: February 04, 2014

By Chris Errington Chief Football Writer @ChrisErrington1

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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.

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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.

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  • MikeSpiligan  |  February 05 2014, 4:07PM

    May I add my congrats too.... seems like a decent bloke, pity they will all be looking for alternative if The Gulls fail to avoid the drop.... Wasn't he a dairy farmer at one point ? don't sell the milking stool just yet Kev

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  • jonakos  |  February 05 2014, 11:26AM

    Good luck Kev, I met him numerous times when he worked under Fletcher and he was always a gent and a good laugh. Highly qualified too so Torquay's gain is Argyle's loss.

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