Former Taunton Town manager Leigh Robinson says that the opportunity to take the reins at Truro City was not one he could turn down, in a statement explaining his reasons for departing the Viridor Stadium, report the Somerset County Gazette.

Robinson leaves after six years in charge of the Peacocks, alongside assistant Michael Meaker, which means coaches Rob Dray and Matt Villis are in charge of the team for the immediate future.

Robinson missed Saturday’s draw with Basingstoke Town, due to his wedding that day, meaning that his final game overseeing Taunton was the 3-1 win at Tiverton on Bank Holiday Monday.

He said: “I am admittedly sad to be leaving a football club that has been so good for me over the last six years, and that I’ve had so many wonderful memories at, but I’m also excited to be starting a new challenge.

“There will of course be people raising an eyebrow at this move, as there has been some negativity and uncertainty around Truro this season with the stadium move and so on.

“But for me as a manager, the job is to build a team to win football matches, and none of this off the pitch stuff should affect my ability to do this.

“I am ambitious to manage at a higher level and that is what this move is all about.”

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