Mansfield Town supporters will get a real insight into the journey back into the football league, as promotion winning manager Paul Cox joins the line-up for ‘Legends Live’ – a charity night hosted by supporter’s podcast Mansfield Matters.
Cox is statistically the second best manager in the clubs history and delivered promotion as champions of the Conference in 2013, in just his second season as Stags manager, leading Mansfield back into the Football League after a five year absence.
He joined the club in the summer of 2011 and started a massive revival of the playing and coaching staff, leading Mansfield too the play-offs in his first season at the helm.
Paul, who returned to the club last season as manager of non-league Guiesley, will recall his memories of his time in the Stags dug-out on Friday 27th July, as supporters podcast Mansfield Matters present ‘Legends LIVE’ – a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Getting underway at 8pm, the evening also brings back the captain of the promotion winning side Adam Murray who succeeded Cox as Mansfield manager in 2015, and mid-noughties goal-scoring ace Richie Barker, who is now the assistant boss of Rotherham United who the Stags face the following day.
The evening will also delve further into the clubs history with more familiar heroic names to be announced soon.
Hosted by Stags fan and journalist Craig Priest, the evening will also include quizzes and on stage entertainment as ‘Mansfield Matters’ aim to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and raise more awareness of Dementia.
Speaking on the announcement of Paul Cox, Craig said “I’m buzzing that Paul has agreed to join us, I worked closely with him when he was the manager and I know he’ll have some brilliant stories to share with supporters for a fantastic cause.
“Paul is without a doubt one of the nicest people I’ve ever met in football, he always went about his business seriously but always had time to crack a joke and make you feel involved. When we (The Mansfield Matters team) were planning this event, Pauls name was top of our list, I’m sure he’ll get a heroes welcome, as he did when he returned for the FA Cup clash last season.
“With Adam (Murray) and Richie (Barker) on board too, it will give fans a range of views from over the last 15 years or so, and with the other names we hope to confirm soon, that range will be stretched even further back.
“The fact the club have so generously allowed us to host the event at the One Call Stadium at the Sandy Pate Sports Bar means so much, it really feels like we’re bringing home some iconic faces for a really important cause. I’m really excited and thank all at the club for their generosity”
Mansfield Matters ‘Legends LIVE’ takes place at the One Call Stadium in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar on Friday 27th July at 8pm, it’s FREE entry with donations encouraged – the evening will include on stage entertainment, prize raffles and a sports quiz.
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