Plymouth news

Peter Reid takes charge at Plymouth

June 24, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Peter Reid has returned to football management after being confirmed as the new boss of League One side Plymouth.

Peter Reid
GettyImagesPeter Reid was Tony Pulis' assistant at Stoke City.

The former Sunderland and Leeds manager has moved to Home Park from Stoke, where he was assistant to Tony Pulis.

The 54-year-old former Everton midfielder replaces Paul Mariner, who failed to prevent the club from being relegated from the Championship last season, at the helm of Argyle, although the ex-England striker will stay on at Home Park as head coach.

Plymouth chairman Sir Roy Gardner said: "We said all along that we were seeking a man with proven experience who could help us realise our aspirations and ambitions - we want to get back to the Championship and, after that, move on. Peter fits that criteria perfectly.

"He is an international manager and player, and, domestically, he has achieved success in both spheres at the highest echelon. He also knows how to mix it outside the Premiership, winning lower league titles on the pitch and from the sidelines.

"He is well connected, commands respect, and has a depth of knowledge of the game that few of his peers can match."