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Former TFC Manager becomes Plymouth Assistant
December 15, 2009, 1:25 PM
Filed under: Former TFC Staff, John Carver

Plymouth Argyle manager Paul Sturrock has been relieved of his duties.

The under-pressure boss was summoned to a board meeting on Wednesday and told of his fate with the offer of another role within the club, it is expected that Head Coach Paul Mariner will now have full control of first-team affairs. The club will release a statement later today.

The decision to replace Sturrock will bring a huge sigh of relief to the Green Army following a disastrous season so far. The Pilgrims have lost 12 of their 19 games in the Championship and have been entrenched in the bottom three for most of this season.

Fans have been calling for Sturrock’s head for sometime and the board of directors have finally listened and ended his two-year reign – his second spell at the club. There were also concerns regarding Sturrock’s health and the enormous pressure he has been suffering, so it’s best for all concerned that a fresh start has been granted.

Paul Mariner comes across the Atlantic from MLS side New England Revolution where he was assistant coach. Former Newcastle United caretaker manager and Toronto FC manager John Carver will assist Mariner.

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