Leroy Rosenior
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Leroy Rosenior is a promotion-winning manager who has experienced all levels of football.

The former West Ham striker sampled the top flight as a player and has served a managerial apprenticeship from non-league upwards.

Rosenior had a four-year spell in charge of Torquay United having begun as player-boss of Gloucester City where, remarkably, he had played one game as a goalkeeper towards the end of his on-pitch career.

London-born Leroy took Southern League Gloucester to the FA Trophy semi-finals in his first full season when they also narrowly missed promotion to the Conference.

He left to coach Bristol City's reserves before becoming Torquay boss in July, 2002. The club were promoted in his second season.

Player sales precipitated his eventual departure as Torquay faced a struggle to stay in the League. After being first team coach at Shrewsbury he was appointed by Brentford - ironically succeeding Martin Allen, the player he replaced in making an appearance in the 1986 League Cup final for Queens Park Rangers.

Rosenior is a fully qualified coach, having earned his UEFA 'A' badge and honed his skills at Bristol City where he ended his playing career.

As a player, Leroy won two England Under 21 caps before changing allegiance to the country of his family ancestry to make an appearance for Sierra Leone, who he later coached. He launched his career with Fulham - where he was Player of the Year in '87 - and, besides West Ham and QPR, also served Bristol City.

He is a much-used football pundit, having appeared on BBC radio and television and as a summariser for African TV.

Rosenior is also one of football's foremost anti-racism campaigners. He works as an ambassador for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.

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  • promotions
    • Torquay United:
      • Promotion to Coca Cola League One, (2004-05-15)
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