Greatest Manager No.3

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.3
Neil Warnock

Number three in your list of greatest Pilgrim managers was a man known as the King of the Play-Offs.

Neil Warnock played for the likes of Rotherham, Hartlepool, Scunthorpe and Barnsley, operating as a quick winger, but it has been four decades in management that has made him a household name in football.

Warnock learned his trade as manager in the non-league game and came to prominence by guiding Scarborough to the Football League. He then won successive promotions with Notts County, rescued Torquay from relegation and won the play-offs with Huddersfield.

He arrived at Home Park in the summer of 1995 and brilliantly galvanised the Pilgrims to one of our finest seasons. Warnock inspired players who had previously been low on confidence, finishing fourth in Division Three and memorably coming from behind to beat Colchester in the play-off semi-final.

Warnock, therefore, became the first ever manager to take Argyle to Wembley and his team delivered with a 1-0 win over Darlington. He left Home Park in February 1997 and has gone on to manage numerous clubs, also plying his trade in the Premier League.

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Greatest Manager Results So Far
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