Plymouth appoint Steven Schumacher ahead of Ryan Lowe's expected arrival at Preston North End

Plymouth have announced Ryan Lowe's long-time assistant Steven Schumacher as their new manager ahead of Lowe's expected appointment at Preston North End.

By Adam Lord
Tuesday, 7th December 2021, 2:40 pm

The Pilgrims revealed the move at 2pm on Tuesday and confirmed Lowe had "resigned from his position with the intention of accepting a managerial role elsewhere."

"Having received a request to speak with Lowe from a team in a higher division, the club was obliged to grant permission, as per the terms of his contract at Home Park," a statement added.

Lowe has been the runaway favourite to replace Frankie McAvoy at Deepdale after he was sacked on Monday night.

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Steven Schumacher and Ryan Lowe

Andrew Parkinson, Plymouth Argyle Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are very excited about the appointment, and look forward to Steven building on the impressive foundations he has laid at Argyle.

“Schuey is a popular figure at Home Park, and his tactical knowledge, man-management and motivational skills are evident in his day-to-day work.

“We believe he has great potential, and is the obvious choice to provide continuity at a time of great promise at the club.

“More than that, though, Steven fits the profile of the kind of young, forward-thinking Manager we want at Argyle, and no prospective candidate has a better understanding of the club, and squad, than him.

“Of course, we thank Ryan for his achievements as Manager, and we wish him all the best for the future.”

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