Cavanagh joins Argyle coaching staff

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Peter Cavanagh has joined the Argyle coaching staff.

The 41-year-old former right-back has been working as an Academy coach at Manchester City, and before that Everton, and now joins Argyle as a first-team coach.

From Bootle in Merseyside, Cavanagh's playing career took place entirely in the North West. He played for Accrington Stanley from 2001 to 2009, and was part of the Stanley side promoted to the EFL.

Peter also played for Fleetwood, Rochdale and Altrincham, before moving to Southport as a player/coach.

After a spell in charge of Liverpool’s Under-11 team, Peter joined Everton’s Academy coaching staff in 2015, rising from foundation coach to youth phase lead coach.

In January 2022, he became lead foundation coach of Premier League and Champions League winners Manchester City.

Upon the announcement, Cavanagh commented: "I am really excited to be joining the club. To join a club that is on the up is really great to be a part of and I am looking forward to coming into work every day with a smile on my face.

"I am looking forward to working individually with the players to improve them and then seeing the benefits of that on a Saturday afternoon. All the players have been incredibly receptive so far since I have joined the club and clearly want to improve and get better. It is going to be an exciting season and I can't wait to get started."

Director of Football Neil Dewsnip said: "We are delighted that Peter has decided to join the coaching staff at Argyle. 

"He fits the mould of coach we like to have and joins the club from an excellent coaching pedigree. I have been aware of his journey for a number of years from Everton to Manchester City and he is an extremely sought after coach.

"His main roles will be to develop an individual development programme for all of the first team players to help them grow and improve which is a key philosophy of the club. Secondly, he will act as a liaison between loan players and their parent club to ensure their continued growth during their time with Argyle. I can't wait to see the impact he has on the club as we head into the Sky Bet Championship season."

Argyle Manager Steven Schumacher added: "It is great to have Peter form part of the coaching staff. We have been aware of his capabilities for some time and thrilled that he has decided to join us.

"He has already made a considerable impression on the group and his coaching philosophies align with the staff we already have in place at the club.

"I am looking forward to continuing to work with him as we head into the Championship campaign."

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