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Struggling Guiseley appoint former Barrow boss Cox as new manager

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By Matt Bishop

Struggling National League side Guiseley have appointed former Barrow and Mansfield boss Paul Cox as their new manager.

The 45-year-old, who led Mansfield to promotion from Non-League’s top-tier in 2013, resigned from his role in charge at Barrow last month, just five games into the new season.

He now arrived at Nethermoor Park and replaces former Lions boss Adam Lockwood, who was sacked with the club languishing in the relegation zone.

Guiseley are understandably delighted to have appointed Cox, and a statement on the club’s website said: “Paul is rightly regarded as one of the top managers at this level.

“We look forward to a long and successful period with him at the helm as we embark on our three to five year plan where we intend to make sure that the club continues to thrive.

“Paul has wide playing and football management experience, having played for Notts County and Hull City in the Football League, and then in the upper levels of the Non-League game.

“As a Manager he has had considerable success winning Championships with both Eastwood Town and Mansfield Town, taking them into the Football League.”

Cox’s first game in charge will be on Saturday, when his new side take on Eastleigh at home.

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