Robbie Herrera

Position:
Coaching & Sports Science
Joined the Club:
January 2020
Previous Clubs:
Queens Park Rangers, Fulham, Torquay United, Leyton Orient, Grays Athletic, Merthyr Tydfil, Taunton Town
An outstanding, marauding full back in his playing career, Robbie joined the Magpies in January 2020 as first team coach to Leigh Robinson. With Robinson leaving at the end of the year, Herrera stepped up to become manager in November. A marauding full-back in his playing days, he began his career with Queens Park Rangers before Micky Adams snapped him up for Fulham’s Division three winning side. The situation surrounding Herrera's move to Fulham was a unique one. During a time of financial frailty for Fulham, chairman Jimmy Hill came out in front of the crowd and said that they had identified a full back from Queens Park Rangers who he and the manager thought would improve the team. Hill asked that Fulham fans contribute what they can towards the £60,000 for the signing of this full back and the following game Herrera was paraded in front of the crowd with the rumour being that filmstar Hugh Grant had stumped up the transfer fee. From Fulham he moved to Torquay and Leyton Orient, making 267 football league appearances in total. A spell in non-league saw him represent Grays Athletic, Merthyr Tydfil, Taunton Town and Bideford. Following retirement from playing, Robbie returned to his hometown club Torquay United as youth coach, before being named as Kevin Nicholson’s assistant-manager in 2015. He left Torquay two year's later, becoming Plymouth Argyle's Professional Development coach.