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Former Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester United goalkeeper Chris Turner is enjoying his new role as Port Vale’s sales and marketing manager. He tells Mike Baggaley about his hopes for the Vale…

We wouldn’t normally kick off an interview with Port Vale’s new sales and marketing manager by asking all about the team, but in Chris Turner’s case it’s worth making an exception. The 59 year old has plenty of experience in the business side of football having been chief executive and director of football at Chesterfield, but that’s just part of a CV which includes a 19-year playing career for Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland, Manchester United and Leyton Orient, and more than 400 games in management with Orient, Hartlepool, Sheffield, Wednesday and Stockport.

So, when he says Port Vale is never an easy place to come for the opposition, he knows what he’s talking about. He said: “When I first came here in 1977 with Sheffield Wednesday it really was a big, wide open stadium.

I was only 19 and remember coming out on this pitch, on a foggy, rainy day and thinking it was massive. “I remember it well because Gordon Banks was at the game and put a little bit in the local Sheffield sports paper regarding my performance. Read more from stokesentinel.co.uk…

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