Paul joined Town in October 2016, replacing Micky Mellon as Town boss.
Originally from Sheffield, Paul played most of his football career for Rotherham United making 438 appearances in his 15 years with the South Yorkshire side.
His only spell away from Rotherham was a short loan period at Burton Albion towards the end of his career. Standing at only 5ft 5 Hurst was a combative left back as a player and made the most of his stature.
After retiring from his playing career, he became a joint manager alongside Rob Scott at Ilkeston Town. The pair went onto guide them to Play-Off victory in the Northern Premier League, before moving to Boston United where they again won promotion via the Play-Offs.
He left Boston after 75 games in charge to join Grimsby Town, becoming their solo manager in 2013. He guided Grimsby to the National League Play-Offs four times in five years, gaining promotion last season with a 3-1 victory over Forest Green Rovers.
Hurst completed his UEFA A football coaching licence in January 2014 and also holds a degree in Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting.