Paul Buckle

Paul Buckle began his coaching career as a player-coach at Exeter City before being appointed manager of Conference Premier side Torquay United in 2007. He took Torquay to the 2008 FA Trophy Final and helped the club return to the Football League via the play-offs the following year.

He subsequently enjoyed a stint as manager of Bristol Rovers, before taking charge of Luton Town in April 2012 and leading the club to the Conference Premier play-off final at Wembley.

Moving to the USA, he was appointed technical director of the Met Oval in New York in 2013. After a spell in charge of Cheltenham Town in League Two, he returned to the USA to become head coach of Sacramento Republic.

He was subsequently appointed assistant manager of Southampton’s U23 team, before serving as a technical advisor at Hartford Athletic of the USL and as technical advisor
to Landon Donovan at San Diego Loyal.