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Truro City manager Lee Hodges resigns after two matches

Truro City manager Lee Hodges and assistant Chris Todd have stood down from their positions just two games into the new season.

The White Tigers are playing home games at Torquay’s Plainmoor stadium and after their 1-1 draw at Weston-super-Mare last night, Hodges revealed their decision to leave.

“I do not want to say too much. It is not just one thing, but a culmination of different things,” he told Cornwall Live.

“As things stand this was our last game in charge and we would like to thank everyone including all the fans and players who have supported us.

“I know it is not good timing, but it gives the club plenty of time to get someone else with lots of games left. I feel I need a break, I am drained and it’s not fair on the players.”

The duo, who guided Truro to the National South play-offs last season, signed new two-year deals to stay at the club this summer but informed chairman Peter Masters and the players they would be stepping down before Tuesday’s match.

The club announced their departure this afternoon in a statement: “Truro City FC can confirm that first-team manager, Lee Hodges, and assistant manager, Chris Todd, both tendered their resignations ahead of last night’s game.

“We have reluctantly accepted their decision and thank them for their efforts on behalf of the club and wish them well in the future.

“There has already been considerable interest in the vacancy and we hope to be in the position to make an announcement shortly.

“In the mean time, now is the time for us all to look forward and ensure that the players are given the backing that they deserve as we look to secure our first victory of the season on Saturday.

“Senior player, Ben Harding, will be in charge of the team in the interim period and the players are all rallying around him to ensure that we can continue moving forward and making progress.”

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