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 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:
– Argyle club statement
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.
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Plymouth Argyle are in desperate need of a win this weekend. They take on Chesterfield at Home Park tomorrow having gone seven league and cup games without a win. Manager Carl Fletcher is taking the pressure in his stride.
Jeff Welch talks to Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher as the club returns to action after the summer break.