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Mansfield Town appoint Adam Murray

5 December 2014

Mansfield Town have appointed Adam Murray as the club's new manager.

Stags captain Murray, who has been in caretaker charge since Paul Cox's departure last month, was confirmed as permanent boss at a press conference at the One Call Stadium on Friday afternoon.

The 33-year-old, who becomes the youngest boss in the Football League, confirmed his backroom staff will remain the same.

"After much thought and consideration, I feel the time is right for me to take this step into management," he told the club's official website.

"I'm excited about this challenge and new adventure and I believe I have the knowledge, ability and contacts throughout the game to be successful.

"This is the proudest day of my career to date."

Mansfield chairman John Radford and the club's board of directors spoke to seven candidates on Tuesday, including Murray, after the experienced midfielder decided to put his name forward for the job on a permanent basis.

Murray has been in temporary charge for three matches, winning two and losing one, since Cox left.

Cox left by mutual consent after three-and-a-half years in charge and led the club to the Conference title and promotion back into the Football League in 2013.

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