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Mansfield Town owner gives manager second-hand cars as win bonus: Carolyn Radford approves

by | 10th, February 2013

JOHN Radford owns Mansfield FC. He’s given his Aston Martin to the club’s manager, Paul Cox. It’s reward for Mansfield tonking Barrow 8-1 last Saturday in the Conference Premier League. Last March, Mansfield beat Barrow 7-0. Radford had asked his team to improve on that.

He tells BBC Radio Five Live:

“It’s worth a bob or two. It’s my old Aston Martin so it’s not brand new. It’s a couple of years old. You have these things and you’ve got to give people targets and things like that, so he fancied the car and I thought I’m about ready for a change and he did the job.”

The second-hand motor’s worth around £70,000. It sports the number plate MT51 COX.

Cox responded with surprise:

“I didn’t really take him at face value when we was talking but to be fair to the man he’s a top guy and when he did it, it was unbelievable. I love cars. I think every man does, don’t they, but it’s the football that motivates me.”

Radford, 46, made his fortune with One Call Group, which now employs over 200 people and has a turnover of £50million. He made his name in the papers by marrying the club’s 30-year-old chief executive, Carolyn Still.

She made her own deal with lucky Cox. He’d planned to marry his lover in the summer. But when Mansfield beat fellow Conference Premier club Lincoln City in the FA Cup second round to earn a home tie with Liverpool,

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