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

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

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."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

De Gea: United 'cannot' fail

David De Gea says that Manchester United must qualify for the Champions League next season "no matter what".

Lucas ready to make an impact

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is looking to recapture what he considers his best form in two years after recovering from injury.

Mats Hummels denies promising to join Manchester United

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has denied making any promise to join Manchester United.

Mail Box

A Solution For The Premier League's 39th Game...

One morning Mailboxer solves the 39th game conundrum. Plus England were actually alright, Harry Kane is rubbish again and do Arsenal have the most embarrassing fans?

Why Do Arsenal Have So Many 'Internet Warriors'?

The Mailbox has an open letter from Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, questions Phil Jones' bulldog spirit and asks: "Why do Arsenal have so many "internet warriors?"

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company