Huseyin Torgut joins Gary Alexander at Ashford United: It was a really difficult decision to leave Greenwich after four years

Tuesday 19th June 2018

ASHFORD UNITED manager Gary Alexander has snapped up Huseyin Torgut from their Bostik South East Division rivals Greenwich Borough.

Torgut worked at Greenwich Borough for four years and worked closely alongside Alexander and assistant manager John Mackie, who joined Ashford in the summer.

Left-back Tom Carlse and midfielder Sam Corne had earlier signed for Ashford United from Alexander’s former club.

Torgut comes with a vast amount of experience as he graduated from the University of Birmingham and worked for Aston Villa in an academy role, before taking the job of head therapist at Tamworth in the Conference.

Following that, he moved to London with Barnet whilst they were in League Two and then more recently to League One club Charlton Athletic where he still works part time.

Away from football, he runs a full-time sports injury practice.

Torgut told “It was a really difficult decision to leave Greenwich after four years. A lot of the success there was down to both Gary and John. It will be a fantastic challenge to replicate that down at Ashford as a team.

“People from within the game at this level and above speak so highly of the club, its organisation and its fans. Both are so important at this level.

“I’m ambitious and want to be associated with successful clubs and working towards the top ends of the table. I will be demanding a lot from the players within my jurisdiction. I wouldn’t be at Ashford if I didn’t see a road to success in which I could contribute to.”

Torgut added he leaves Greenwich Borough with a heavy heart.

“It’s with a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from my position at Greenwich Borough.  I wish the new owners well and know the club is in great hands going forward as I have seen the work being put in.  Thanks to all that have helped and contributed to a great chapter of my life.”

Alexander added: “I am very pleased to be reunited with Hus joining my backroom staff and will be assisted by Ben Coles.

“He brings so much more than just being a physio, he knows the game. He is quality at his job and a real character.”

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