Exeter City appoint new manager
Exeter City today confirmed that they had promoted U-23 coach Tom James to be their new first team manager on a one-year contract, following Matt Taylor's surprise resignation last week.
This is James's first managerial role, and the 26 year old now holds the distinction of being the youngest manager in England's top four divisions. The Grecians narrowly missed out on a playoff position last year, and prior to that, had lost two playoff finals in a row.
James said in his press conference today: "I know most people won't know who I am, and I would like to assure the fans that I can get the best out of this squad. We've been a nearly club for too long, and I intend to take the club to League One by the end of this season."
Exeter open their season at home against Macclesfield.