Beadle and Brough among applicants for Gloucester City job

Gloucester City have received more than 20 applications for the vacant first team manager position, after the club parted ways with Chris Todd yesterday.

The former Torquay United defender was shown the exit door by the club following a 3-1 defeat at home to Weston super-Mare on New Year’s Day – a loss that marked four months without a league win and Todd’s 11th defeat in 15 games.

Supporters cried out on social media for Todd to leave the club, but he issued a defiant statement on Wednesday morning, claiming he was more than capable of transforming the club’s fortunes. On Thursday morning, he was released by the club.

Since then, interest in the vacancy has been high, with over 20 applications sent to the club in 24 hours; Severn Sport understands that Peter Beadle and John Brough are amongst the candidates to apply.

Former Hereford boss Beadle is amongst the supporters favoured choices judging by reaction on social media. The former Watford and Tottenham Hotspur forward was most recently in charge at Hereford FC, where he enjoyed success.

In the three years he was at Edgar Street, Beadle led the club to the Midland Football League title in 2015–16, as well as the Midland Football League Cup and Herefordshire County Cup, and the FA Vase final.

He then led Hereford to successive Southern League Division One South & West and Premier Division titles in the 2016–17 and 2017–18 seasons, before being sacked in September 2018 with the club 12th in the National League North.

Severn Sport also understands that former Cheltenham Town defender John Brough has thrown his hat into the ring for the job.

Most recently manager at North Leigh – whom he left at the end of last season – Brough has also been in charge at Bishop’s Cleeve and Cinderford Town, leading the latter to the Southern League Division One South & West title in 2015/16.

It is not yet clear if current caretaker managers Tom Webb and Mike Green are interested in taking the position full time.

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