WE are delighted to announce that, following a meeting with Plymouth Argyle owner James Brent, John Sheridan has agreed, in principle, to continue as Argyle manager.The fine details of the appointment are to be ironed out, and both parties are confident that a deal will finalised within the next few days.
Accordingly, John will begin preparations for the 2013-14 season immediately.
Top of his priorities is to assess and make decisions regarding the playing squad for the new campaign, which John will be addressing this week.
John joined the club on January 6 and, after five days preparation with his new players, guided them to victory against Morecambe at Home Park in his first game in charge.
Welcome: John arrives at Home Park
Having brought in Ronan Murray and Guy Branston, the following month saw the arrival of further reinforcements in the shape of Reuben Reid, Jason Banton, Anthony Charles and Gozie Ugwu.
Successive home draws and a fabulous away win at Aldershot Town, where Lee Cox made his debut, saw momentum in the Green ranks build before Pilgrims – bolstered by the arrival of Joe Bryan – really came to life in March, beating Barnet,Fleetwood and Exeter at Home Park, to lift them away from the npower League 2 drop zone.
John was duly named League 2 Manager of the Month for March and continued to drive his side on for the final few games on the season.
Despite defeat at York on Easter Monday, Argyle were a transformed side five days later against Cheltenham, beating the play-off contenders soundly at Home Park.
Heat of Battle: John gives instructions during the 2-0 win over Cheltenham
Although defeat to Burton Albion followed, victory at Sheridan's former club Chesterfield earned what would turn out to be enough points to avoid relegation by two places.
Further announcements regarding John’s position and the playing squad for 2013-14 will be made as and when appropriate.
Everyone at Home Park is thrilled that John is staying with us, pledges their full support to him, and wishes him every continued success as Plymouth Argyle manager.