RYAN Lowe’s appointment as new Argyle Manager in June has been greeted with much optimism after his free-flowing style worked wonders at Bury last season, gaining them promotion to League One.
Those of a green persuasion hope a similar brand will grace the Home Park surface in the not too distant future. Here are some thoughts from ex-players, media and fans over Ryan’s appointment
“Ryan had done an unbelievable job and it was no surprise to me that he had options elsewhere.” Former striker Andy Bishop
“I’ve got close friends still at Bury and they all say the same thing about him, the person he is, the manager that he is, and that has transpired all season with the morale and togetherness within the squad.” Former defender, Tom Kennedy
The hashtag AllSystemsLowe, which was trending nationally on Twitter during the week, enhanced the excitement among the Green Army and fans have had their say on the new man in charge.
“Welcome to you and Steve [Schumacher]. On our day, there’s not many more passionate fan bases. Make us fall back in love with football again and you’ll forever be a Pilgrim. We’re all behind you, #pafc #AllSystemsLowe.” Jake Dimmick
“Great to have you on board Ryan. Looking forward to seeing how you operate and the style of football we can look forward to seeing next season. Welcome to the Argyle family #pafc #allsystemslowe.” Rob West
“Good luck to @rlowe15 at #PAFC. I don't think there was a more complete managerial performance in the EFL last season than his at #BuryFC, so this is an encouraging appointment for Argyle. #AllSystemsLowe.”
“You’ve got a cracking manager and fantastic person here #pafc fans – cherish him and get behind him – he’ll bring the good times back to Argyle like he did to Bury if you do. Good luck @rlowe15.” Rob Leach
“Entertaining attacking football, maybe League 1. Ryan’s at the wheel.” Richard Worth
“So excited about this. Looking forward to the season and seeing some exciting football at Home Park.” Emma Cater
“Welcome Ryan. Well done Simon Hallett. Looking forward to the new season with optimism.” Rosemary Hearn
The media also had their say on a new era for the Pilgrims.
“Plymouth Argyle had to hold their nerve in the patient pursuit of their number one target Ryan Lowe as the club’s new manager.” Plymouth Herald
“After everything Lowe has done at Bury, the man in the eyes of most fans is a club legend having contributed to three promotions as a player and manager, plus scoring 71 goals in 180 appearances.” The Football Mancave
“Goodbye Ryan. You will always be a true club legend. Plymouth Argyle have themselves one hell of a man and one hell of a manager.” Bury fan on Football League World