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Business as usual for GT

3 May 2013

Manager still enjoying the buzz of improving Town

It's business as usual for Graham Turner after he confirmed he will continue as Shrewsbury Town manager.
GT signed a three-year deal to be boss when he returned to the club in the summer of 2010 and is now looking forward to building on the success he's enjoyed in recent seasons. 
"For a good while I've accepted that I wanted to continue and obviously the chairman and the board have been reasonably happy with the way things have gone so it will just be a continuation," he said.
"I can't see there being a fixed term, I've been in the game long enough and I'm working with people I trust so it's not going to be a question of one year, three years, whatever it is.
"It's just I trust the people I'm working with so I'm quite happy to carry on as we were."
GT added the role of manager is one he continues to very much enjoy having first become player-manager at Shrewsbury Town midway through the 1978-79 season.
"It's just the enjoyment of the game," he said. "You get a buzz out of it and you've got to have a purpose to get up in the morning.
"Obviously, at my age you could retire and sit back and enjoy the sunshine, but there's a buzz of coming in to work, working with footballers. 
"At this stage of year I've met with one or two prospective signings so you get a buzz out of that and trying to formulate a squad for next season with the aim of doing a lot better than we've done this last season.
"It's just that general enjoyment of the football world and, I think, if I left I would miss it."

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