Ryan Lowe is Plymouth Argyle’s new manager.
The 40-year-old Liverpudlian took over from caretaker manager Kevin Nancekivell earlier this week, following the sacking of Derek Adams.
The Pilgrims were relegated from League One on the final day of the season and fans will be hoping their new boss can secure promotion at the first time of trying.
Lowe agreed to make the move to Devon after leaving former club Bury, who were promoted from League Two this season.
And during his first official outing as Argyle’s new manager at a press conference today (June 11), it was revealed Lowe has joined the club on an initial three-year deal.
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.
Who is he?
Lowe joined Argyle following a one-year stint as manager at Bury.
His time at Bury, however, dates back to 2009 when he joined the club as a player.
He went on to enjoy three separate spells with the Shakers before becoming their player-manager during the 2017/18 season.
During his career as a striker, Lowe played for a number of English lower-league clubs including Shrewsbury Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Milton Keynes Dons.
At 40-years-old, Lowe is one of the youngest managers in League Two.
Born and raised in Liverpool, he is a proud Liverpool fans and is believed to be good friends with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
What’s his record?
total games as Bury manager
When Lowe became Bury’s full-time manager in May 2018, the club had just been relegated from League One.
The transfer window that followed was a busy one, with eleven players being transferred out or released and another eleven being transferred in - all of them on free transfers.
Lowe led Bury to the semi-final stage of the EFL Trophy, the club's best-ever showing in this tournament, before they were defeated by League One Portsmouth.
In his debut managerial season, Lowe won named the EFL League Two Manager of the Month award on three occasions – in November 2018, January 2019 and February 2019.
Lowe is known for his attacking style of football, and reports suggest he might be looking to bring one or two players over from his former club Bury.
He inherits a Plymouth Argyle squad that could see a large number of changes this summer.
Key players Graham Carey and Ruben Lameiras are both out of contract, and could leave for free, unless new deals are signed.