Mick Jones RIP

Mick Jones RIP

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The club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Argyle manager Mick Jones.

A centre-back during his playing days, Mick had spells across three contintents during a near 40-year coaching career, beginning at Ottawa Tigers in the Canadian National Soccer League in 1976.

It was as a long-term assistant manager to Neil Warnock that Mick arrived at Home Park in 1995, following successful recent spells at Notts County, where he made a century of appearances in his playing days, and Huddersfield Town. 

Jones was assistant manager during the Pilgrims’ first, and only to date, win at Wembley Stadium, the 1996 play-off final victory over Darlington, and stepped into Warnock’s shoes as manager following his departure in 1997.

Mick, with his decades of football experience, was a steadying presence during an unsettled period at the club across his 63 games as manager. Following his departure from Devon in 1998, Jones headed to balmier climes, managing the Brunei national team to the Malaysian Cup final.

In 2005, Mick linked back up with Warnock and the duo continued to perform minor miracles in English football. A promotion to the Premier League with Sheffield United in 2005 preceded spells at Crystal Palace, QPR and Leeds United, before Jones returned to Notts County to end a 50-year professional career as a player and coach.

As Mick enjoyed spells at both Argyle and Wednesday evening's Carabao Cup opponents Peterborough United, a minute's applause will be held prior to kick off in celebration of his life and achievements.

Our thoughts are with Mick’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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