Ling has previously managed Leyton Orient and Cambridge United
Torquay United have appointed former Exeter youth coach Shaun Taylor as manager Martin Ling's assistant.
Taylor played alongside Ling at Swindon Town between 1991 and 1996 and also had spells at Exeter and Bristol City.
Gulls boss Ling
told the club website:
"It is important that your number two is someone you can trust because you work so closely together.
"Shaun alongside me makes us a solid coaching unit, I'm excited to have an assistant who is the right choice."
Meanwhile, Ling revealed that the club are also in talks to bring in Alex Russell in a player-coach capacity.