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Greatest Manager No.1

Arise Sir Luggy

31 July 2019

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THE Greatest Pilgrims, voted for by the Green Army, lists the top 25 Argyle legends in all positions and we finish the series with our managers.

Greatest Pilgrim Managers
Ranked No.1
Paul Sturrock

It comes as no surprise that the man voted the greatest ever Pilgrim manager is Paul Sturrock, the mastermind behind two brilliant promotion-winning teams at the start of the Millennium.

Sturrock, better known as Luggy, was an outstanding footballer in his playing days, spending his entire career at Dundee United and helping them reach the latter stages of European competitions. Luggy also won 20 caps for Scotland and appeared in the 1986 World Cup.

He started life as a manager with St Johnstone and then his beloved Dundee United, moving to Home Park in October 2000. Despite inheriting a team fighting against relegation out of the Football League, Luggy immediately transformed the side to one that almost reached the play-offs.

In the following campaign, Luggy had built a superb side that stormed to the Third Division title with a miraculous 102 points. He finished eighth in the first campaign in the third tier but restructured the team again to lead us to a second promotion in three years.

Luggy left to join Southampton before the end of that season but there was no question this second promotion was his triumph. He managed Sheffield Wednesday and Swindon before returning to Home Park in 2007.

Although the second spell failed to reach the heights of his first era, Luggy is rightly regarded as our greatest Pilgrim manager.

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Greatest Manager Results So Far
1. Paul Sturrock
2. Dave Smith
3. Neil Warnock
4. Bob Jack
5. Derek Adams
6. Tony Waiters
7. Ian Holloway
8. Jimmy Rae
9. John Hore
10. Peter Reid   
11. Bobby Saxton
12. Ellis Stuttard
13. Peter Shilton  
14. Kevin Hodges
15. Malcolm Allison
16. Tony Pulis
17. Ken Brown
18. Jack Tresadern
19. Carl Fletcher
20. Jack Rowley
21. Billy Bingham
22. David Kemp
23. John Sheridan
24. Bobby Moncur
25. William Fullarton


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