Another day arrives and another name is in the frame for the Bolton Wanderers job; this time it is Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe.
Lowe has earned successive promotions with Bury and Plymouth and is now odds on with some bookies to go for three promotions with three different teams. Plymouth media claim there is no prospect at all of it happening, but other reports suggest that his name is right at the top of the frame.
The Liverpool-born striker played 171 times for Shrewsbury Town before embarking on a nomadic playing career that saw him represent the likes of Bury, Chester, Crewe, Sheffield Wednesday, MK Dons and Tranmere. He finished his playing career with a third spell at Gigg Lane, taking over as caretaker boss twice before leading them to promotion last season.
Sadly, as we know, Bury were expelled from the league at the beginning of the season and by then, Lowe had already taken over at relegated Plymouth Argyle, signing a three-year deal. 12 month in and he’s already returned them to League One, but is now believed to be interesting the Trotters.
They are managerless following relegation out of League One, which led to the dismissal of Keith Hill and assistant boss David Flitcroft. Lowe isn’t the first name to be mentioned though; Sam Ricketts (Shrewsbury), Ian Evatt (Barrow) and former favourite Kevin Nolan have all been mentioned as possible successors to Hill.
Bolton and Plymouth fans have been reacting to the latest speculation on Twitter, with Pilgrims fans desperately hoping there is little more in this than bookies hype.
Our Ryan Lowe is staying ?⚪️
— walks (@lukawalker9) June 18, 2020
If Ryan Lowe is hesitant about moving because of our history with Bury, it’s all good Ryan lad, we’ve made amends since they went under.
We only hate Wigan.
— Trotters Blog (@TrottersBlog) June 18, 2020
I don't even want Ryan Lowe but hope it is him now just to watch the Plymouth melt down on here ????
— carl wroth (@wrothy) June 18, 2020
Not been that bothered about the Ryan Lowe links myself. Seeing the sheer overreaction and arguments from plymouth fans on here make me want it to happen now. Inject it
— Matthew Armitage (@Armitage93) June 18, 2020
Don't forget lowe is incredibly loyal to his staff you would have to pay to get them all not just ryan lowe
— Matthew (@TheGreenJanner) June 18, 2020
Good to hear. I’m sure Ryan Lowe has had more than enough of managing at a debt-ridden club. He won’t find many Simon Hallett’s around to support him
— g (@FaGeoff) June 18, 2020
You and I both know Ryan Lowe isn’t gunna drop a division to manage Bolton pal ?
— Lewis (@lewisre283) June 17, 2020
Trust me mate if we want him we will get him. That’s what clubs like us do
— Zak⚪️ (@ZakBWFC_) June 17, 2020