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Cox leaves role as Barrow manager

Vanarama National League club Barrow have confirmed that manager Paul Cox has "mutually agreed" to leave his position at the club.

The Bluebirds released a statement on Thursday after, thanking the former Torquay United and Mansfield Town manager for his services during his two years with the Cumbrian club.

Cox joined Barrow in November 2015 and led them to an eleventh placed finish in the National League.

In his first full season in charge, Barrow went on unbeaten run lasting twenty six games, before they were beaten 4-1 at Gateshead.

Despite their remarkable run, the Bluebirds missed out on the play-offs by two places and seven points.

However, the club did reach the Third Round of the FA Cup, before being knocked out of the competition by Rochdale.

Cox was linked with a move to take over the vacant managerial position at Hartlepool United during the summer before TNS manager Craig Harrison took over the role.

After five games of the current season, Barrow sit in twelfth position in the National League table.

A club statement read "Barrow AFC and Paul Cox have mutually agreed to his resignation from his role as First Team Manager, effective
immediately.

It was decided that this was in the best interests of both parties. Barrow AFC is grateful to Paul Cox for his work the
past two years in taking the club forward. His efforts have made the club more professional both on and off the pitch. We wish him the best of luck in the next step of his career.

Paul Ogden will stay in his role as Head of Football Operations and Michael Moore will be interim manager until further notice.

There will be no further statement on this matter"

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
Image: Barrow AFC

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