Plymouth Argyle have finally unveiled Ryan Lowe as their new manager, pulling off something of a coup to secure his services.
Lowe, fresh from guiding Bury to second in League Two, joins Plymouth as first-team manager after walking out of Gigg Lane. The Shakers’ problems run deep and Lowe is the second high-profile departure in 24-hours, following Nicky Adams move to Northampton.
Plymouth fans are understandably delighted. They’ve secured the services of a man with a reputation for playing nice football the right way, who enticed a Bury team broken by relegation back to form in sensational style. Their title charge only faltered when financial trouble began to break and that’s meant Lowe has swapped the possibility of League One football for another stab at the basement division.
The emotions of the two sets of fans couldn’t be more contrasting. Just a few weeks ago Plymouth fans were crying at the thought of relegation, whilst Bury celebrated a fantastic promotion. Fast forward just a few weeks and it’s Bury fans with the uncertain future, whilst Pilgrims supporters can see nothing but good times ahead.
Who’d be a football fan? At least Lowe leaves Gigg Lane with the blessing of the beleaguered Bury fans, having garnered their respect over the last twelve months.
— Rob Leach (@the_mushy_pea) June 5, 2019
Devastated…thank you for a great season Lowey…I know if our owner weren't here you'd be still with us. Good luck ryan #buryfc
— Mark hilton (@Buryfc1988Mark) June 5, 2019
Great patience from the board and the negotiating team to finally get our man. No doubt some complex matters had to be unravelled given Bury’s sorry state. Well worth the wait to get a young manager with good contacts in the game who gets his team to play the right way! ?
— Philip Steer (@philipstr) June 5, 2019
Gutted isn't the word.
Best of luck next season Argyle…I'm sure we'll all be keeping a little eye on ur results from up North.
Don't get on his back if it doesn't work straight away (It didn't with us) – it will work eventually?
— Denzil Taylor (@DenzilTaylor10) June 5, 2019
Absolutely delighted with this, but please spare a thought for the @buryfcofficial fans. Feel desperately sorry for them after the excitement of last aeason. Hope they manage to survive and come back strong.
— Bevis Robins (@BevisRobins) June 5, 2019
Look after him a very talented manager and a top guy I hope he does well for you
— Jamie Melia (@JamieMelia1) June 5, 2019
Sad about your club, we went through the same thing a few years back. Good luck for next season.
— Simon Lunk (@SimonLunk) June 5, 2019
A fantastic appointment made better by getting 16-1 with sky bet ?
— Braddos (@bradz72) June 5, 2019