Former Coventry City & Oxford United cult hero puts name in hat for Gloucester City Job

Former Coventry City, Oxford United & Leyton Orient defender Andrew Whing is the latest name thought to be interested in the vacant managerial position at Gloucester City, Severn Sport understands.

Whing is the latest name being touted with the job after former Hereford boss Peter Beadle & former Cinderford Town manager John Brough were listed earlier on today.

The 34 year old Whing returned to the Sky Blues in early 2018 to take over as Coventry City U18s, a position he still holds today.

Whilst playing for Coventry for a four year spell Whing ensured his legendary status with the club by scoring the 6th goal in a 6-2 win over Derby County in 2005.

The goal makes Whing the answer to the quiz question of “which player scored the final goal at Coventry City’s Highfield Road?”

Andrew Whing is the latest man to be linked with the vacant Gloucester City manager’s post

Whing would go on to have loan spells at Brighton & Hove Albion, Chesterfield and Leyton Orient – before signing a two year deal with Oxford United.

After 102 appearances for Oxford between 2011-2015 injury forced Whing to hang up his boots but he would stay on as U18s coach before leaving United to take over as manager of Kidderminster Harriers U23s.

Whing joins the list of applicants looking to replace Chris Todd as manager of the Tigers after the former Swansea City man left the club by mutual consent.

Gloucester City are in action tomorrow afternoon when they travel to East Thurrock United in the National League South. The Tigers fans are expected to travel in numbers to get behind the players and caretaker managers Tom Webb & Mike Green.