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Plymouth Argyle Football Club announce Ryan Lowe as new manager

Ryan Lowe has been announced as the Pilgrim's new manager Credit: PA Images

Plymouth Argyle have announced Ryan Lowe as the the club's new manager.

Lowe, who comes from leading Bury to a promotion in Sky Bet League Two last season, says he is 'thrilled' at the opportunity.

I am thrilled to have been appointed Argyle manager and to have been given this opportunity to manage a great football club.

I cannot wait to get started and to meet the legendary Green Army.

– Ryan Lowe, Manager, Plymouth Argyle FC
Lowe led Bury to promotion in Sky Bet League 2 last season Credit: PA Images

Former manager Derek Adams was sacked on April 29 along with assistant manager Paul Wotton. The club had lost five games in a row and were in the relegation zone with only one match left in the season.

The club said in a statement that Lowe was the 'outstanding candidate' in the list of possible bosses.

Steve Schumacher has been appointed as the Pilgrim's new assistant manager.

We welcome him to Home Park, having no doubts that his footballing philosophy and attacking style is perfect for the way our supporters like to see Argyle play.

Ryan will be assisted by fellow Liverpudlian Steve Schumacher, his right-hand man at Bury. Both will be introduced to the Green Army in due course.

– Simon Hallett, Chairman, Plymouth Argyle