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Argyle appoint Sheridan as manager

Former Chesterfield manager at the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley last March Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Plymouth Argyle have appointed former Republic of Ireland international John Sheridan as their new manager. He replaces Carl Fletcher who was sacked after defeat at Bristol Rovers on New Year'sDay. Sheridan has been out of management since losing his job as Chesterfield boss in August 2012.

Plymouth sack Fletcher

Plymouth Argyle have sacked their manager, Carl Fletcher, after this afternoon's defeat at relegation rivals, Bristol Rovers. It ends a 16 month spell in charge. The 32 year old took over following Peter Reid's sacking in September 2011.

The club has been seeking a director of football to help Fletcher since November.Ironically, John Ward turned down the position to take over at Rovers shortly before Christmas.In a statement, the club said:

The board will now seek promptly to appoint a new manager with significant experience of football management. The team's recent results have not been good enough and, with the club's Football League future paramount, the Argyle board felt that a change was necessary now as we head into an important part of the season.

– Argyle club statement

For more information go to Plymouth Argyle club website