Back Room Staff Announced

ARGYLE manager John Sheridan has finalised his back-room staff for the new season...

...with the addition of Sean McCarthy as first-team coach, John Harbin as Performance Manager, and brother Darren Sheridan as Chief Scout.

John said: "I am very pleased to get my backroom staff sorted out.

"There is a lot of very valuable experience there - people who have played at the highest level and have coached at the highest level.

"We are now well set up to be able to get the best out of the players."

Sean, 45, is back at Home Park for a third spell, having led the Pilgrims' attack in two spells, between 1988-1990 and 1998-2001. In total, he made 176 appearances for the Greens, scoring 48 goals.

Sean McCarthy: First-team Coach

In between times, he played for Bradford City, Oldham Athletic and Bristol City and, having joined Exeter City after leaving Argyle a second time, ended with a career record of more than 200 goals from over 600 appearances.

He rejoins the Pilgrims having most recently been assistant-manager at Championship side Ipswich Town alongside former Bradford playing colleague Paul Jewell.

John Harbin, 65, has previously worked with Oldham Athletic, Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Coventry City and Queens Park Rangers, as well as Rugby League sides Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Dewsbury Rams and Oldham Roughyeds.

John Harbin: Fitness Coach

He will have responsibility for players’ fitness, strength and conditioning, as well as their psychological welfare, and their nutritional requirements.

Another former Pilgrim, Rhys Wilmot, a former team-mate of Sean's at Home Park, will work with first-team goalkeepers Jake Cole and Luke McCormick. 

The trio will work alongside manager John Sheridan’s assistant Gary Owers with the first team.

New Chief Scout Darren, 45, played in the Premier League with Barnsley before spells at Wigan Athletic, Oldham Athletic - where he linked up with John - Clyde and St Johnstone.

Darren Sheridan: Chief Scout

He then became player-manager at Barrow where, during a five-year spell, the Bluebirds won the Conference North in his first season, and, later, the FA Trophy.