Sheridan hired by Plymouth

League Two Plymouth Argyle have announced that former Oldham and Chesterfield boss John Sheridan is to take over as their new manager.

Last Updated: 07/01/13 at 10:06 Post Comment

John Sheridan: Confident Plymouth can climb the table

John Sheridan: Confident Plymouth can climb the table

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Pilgrims are currently 23rd in League Two, just two points clear of bottom club Bristol Rovers, and fired Carl Fletcher on New Year's Day.

The sacking followed a 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers which left Plymouth with just one win from 15 matches and they have now turned to Sheridan, who has had success in Leagues One and Two/

The 48-year-old guided Oldham to the League One play-offs and he won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with Chesterfield as well as leading them to promotion to League One, although they came straight back down last season.

Plymouth owner and chairman James Brent said: "I am delighted to welcome John to Home Park.

"Following a distinguished playing career, John has a proven record of leading clubs to success in Leagues One and Two.

"John impressed the interviewing panel with his commitment to excellence and his approach to moving the club up the league table. He expressed an enthusiasm for attacking football and was confident in his analysis of what we needed to do to succeed.

"John noted his own experience of playing against Argyle at Home Park and the advantage that the Green Army's passion gave to the home side. The Green Army has had a tough few years and deserves better, so let's all get behind John and the team and make Home Park a fortress once more."

Sheridan added: "I am very privileged to get this opportunity to manage the club. Everyone I've talked to says what a good club it is and what potential there is.

"I am very confident I can get us out of the position we are in if everyone - the players and fans - works together. I remember the support from the fans when I played down here with Leeds and Oldham, and that was one of the things that attracted me.

"From my time at Oldham and Chesterfield, I think I know what's required from the players and what we need to do to succeed."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

eak points? Play like Villa should work easily enough.

plughead80
Ludogorets target 'weaknesses'

T

hose tight polo shirts he's been wearing on the touchline this season make him look like a lady on a golfing holiday.

walter white
Football Managers On TV: Neil Warnock

A

s a great man once said: Nothing ever changes by staying the same.

walter white
Just Put Him Out Of His Misery...

Footer 365

Premier League: West Ham come from behind twice at Hull City to earn 2-2 draw

West Ham twice came from behind to earn a battling 2-2 draw with Hull City in an entertaining clash at the KC Stadium.

Champions League: Martin Skrtel won't play for Liverpool against Ludogorets

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed defender Martin Skrtel will not be risked in Liverpool's return to the Champions League.

Champions League: Arsenal face defensive crisis for Borussia Dortmund trip

Arsenal are facing a defensive crisis ahead of their Champions League opener against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

Mail Box

Woke Up This Morning Feeling Fine...

Man United fans are a more than a tad excited, Liverpool fans are a little depressed and we have mails on Mesut Ozil, Newcastle, Aston Villa and lots more...

Fixing The Mess At Old Trafford

Plenty of conclusions on United's win over QPR and their missing link(s), more Ozil frustration, how Liverpool are like lasagne, as well as a word on Diego Costa's temperament...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property