Paul Hurst was most recently the manager of Ipswich Town, having previously managed Shrewsbury Town.
Paul joined Grimsby Town as manager in March 2011 and saw the club reach the play-offs on four consecutive occasions, before gaining promotion back to the Football League in 2016.
Prior to beginning his managerial career, Paul played as a left-back for Rotherham United and played over 430 games for them between 1993 and 2008, solidifying himself as a legend at Millmoor. Whilst at Rotherham, Paul was part of the team that was promoted twice won the Football League Trophy Final in 1996 after a 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town.
Hurst retired from football and took over at Ilkeston Town alongside his former Millers teammate Rob Scott. Their season at Ilkeston saw them finish second in the Northern Premier League and go on to win promotion to the Conference North.
The duo left the club due to financial problems and took over at Boston United in July 2009, with the Pilgrims winning promotion to the Conference North and then challenging for the top positions in that league before they left to join Town in March 2011.
Following an eleventh place finish in their first full season, Town reached the play-offs in 2012-2013 season before losing out to Newport County over two legs.
Hurst took sole charge of the club when Rob Scott left in September 2013.
Semi-final play-off defeats followed in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, before Town were promoted back to League 2 in the 2016 play-off final with victory over Forest Green Rovers.