Plainmoor, the home of Torquay United - Credit: TUFC

Robbie Herrera returns to Plainmoor for fifth 'chapter'

Dave Thomas

Former Torquay United player, assistant manager, caretaker and youth coach Robbie Herrera is back at Plainmoor for a fifth 'chapter', as the Gulls' new Head Of Youth.

Herrera, 52, returns to the role after the recent departure of Chris Todd to become assistant manager to Chris Hargreaves at Yeovil Town.

Torquay-born Herrera was sold as a teenager from United to Queen's Park Rangers in 1988 and then moved to Fulham, where he played more than 150 games at left-back in five years.

He returned to the Gulls in 1998, completing a 300-game senior career before moving into part-time football in the Westcountry and then coaching and management at Plainmoor, Plymouth Argyle and most recently Dorchester Town until October last year.

"It's great to be back," he said. "It's a club that I've grown up with as a player, in management and on the staff. It's a role that I thought I would be well suited to. I have a strong background in youth football."