Bury have given permission for their promotion-winning manager Ryan Lowe to talk to Plymouth Argyle about their managerial vacancy according to BBC Radio Manchester Sport.
The forty-year-old guided Bury to League Two promotion this season as runners-up to champions Lincoln City amid a background of financial turmoil off the pitch, which included the manager, his staff and his players not being paid.
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Argyle chairman Simon Hallett has stated he wants a ‘modern, forward-thinking manager’ and Lowe would fit the bill having received plaudits for the attractive winning football he produced for the troubled Lancashire club. Lowe’s entertaining side finished the 2018/19 season as the top scorers in League Two with eighty-two goals from their forty-six games.
Lowe signed a two-year deal at Gigg Lane last year, but this would be no obstacle for Hallet, who recently told Plymouth Live he had not ruled out appointing someone who is working for another club even though there would be cost issues to that route in terms of financial compensation.
According to Plymouth Live Lowe met with Plymouth officials last week and after being given formal permission by Bury to hold talks, the Pilgrims will interview the Liverpudlian in the next few days.
Bury are back in the High Court tomorrow to face a winding-up petition.
Such a shame for Bury fans if Lowe does make a move south.
His team produced some scintillating football in their march to promotion which some fans felt was the best football they had seen at Gigg lane for many a year.
But few would blame him for leaving a club he has distinguished as both a player and manager.
They will understand that no one should be expected to work without being paid.
Many will be hoping they still have a club to support at the end of the week.
As for Plymouth, if they do manage to land their man and then back him, an immediate return to League One will be a distinct possibility.