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The Best Argyle Bosses ever to lead the Pilgrims

Paul Sturrock

Over the course of Argyle’s long-established history, it’s fair to say there’s been a plethora of ups and downs (mainly downs the more pessimistic Home Park fans might argue!).

However, despite Argyle’s lack of glory over the decades, that doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been a number of brilliant managerial talents that have taken on the top job over the years.

The man currently in the hot seat tasked with returning the club to League one following relegation last term is Ryan Lowe, and the early signs are looking good.

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Plymouth fans will be desperate for Lowe to achieve promotion and, if he does, he will no doubt join this esteemed list of bosses:

Paul Sturrock

Given that the Scot built and managed two promotion-earning teams at the start of the century it would be impossible to keep this man off the list.

Better known as Luggy, the enigmatic gaffer was a brilliant footballer throughout his playing days, plying his trade at Dundee United in his home country where he spent his entire career and helped his side reach the latter stages of European tournaments; he even earnt 20 caps for his nation and played in the 1986 World Cup.

After hanging up his boots he landed his fist management role at St Johnstone before moving to his beloved Dundee.

From there he took up the Home Park hotseat in 2000. In his first season his Argyle side finished just outside the play-offs but the following campaign his side stormed the Third decision title and a further promotion followed the next year.

Luggy left for Southampton then and had stints at Sheffield Wednesday and Swindon before returning to Home Park in 2007.

Bob Jack

No list of the greatest Plymouth managers would be complete without a nod to true Argyle legend Bob Jack- who guided the Pilgrims for nearly three decades over two spells; he also represented the club as a player.

Jack began his career in Scotland before penning a deal at Bolton in 1895. A quick and tricky winger, who took to the sport like a duck to water, Bob moved to Preston and then Argyle where he became player-manager in 1905 and led the club to lofty positions in the Western and Southern Leagues.

During his time at Plymouth he won the Southern League title in 1913 and then led his squad into the Football League for the first time in 1920.

Tony Waiters

Tony Waiters was a tremendous goalkeeper for Blackpool during his playing days and such was his form and class he even managed to earn 5 caps for England,

Given his leadership qualities he always look destined for managerial success and, after a stint in the English set up, the Argyle board bought him to Home Park in 1972 and appointed him as boss.

Once he settled into the job Waiters immediately went about putting together a superb Plymouth team and his Green machine even reached the League Cup semi-final in 1974 before promotion to the Second Division in the followed not long after.

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