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Peter Reid appointed manager of Plymouth Argyle

Peter Reid
Reid won 13 England caps during his playing career

Plymouth Argyle have confirmed that Stoke assistant boss Peter Reid has been named as the club's new manager.

The 54-year-old former Manchester City, Sunderland, Leeds and Coventry manager takes control from Paul Mariner, who will retain his role as head coach.

Plymouth chairman Sir Roy Gardner said: "Peter has a wealth of experience which made him the stand-out candidate to progress the club on the pitch.

"We look forward to many years of success together."

Reid's last job in charge was with Thailand, who he left by mutual consent in September 2009.

We want to get back to the Championship and, after that, move on

Sir Roy Gardner

Reid inherits the Home Park hot seat from Mariner, who was put in charge of first team affairs last season after Paul Sturrock's departure in December.

Assistant coach John Carver is also expected to continue in his position.

Gardner added: "Peter's arrival now gives Plymouth Argyle a management and coaching set-up which boasts unrivalled experience and knowledge.

"We said all along that we were seeking a man with proven experience who could help us realise our aspirations and ambitions. We want to get back to the Championship and, after that, move on."

Former Bolton Wanderers, Everton and 13-times capped England midfielder Reid began his managerial career at Manchester City as player-boss in 1990, guiding them to fifth place in the top flight.

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In 1995 Reid joined Sunderland where he spent more than seven years, twice winning promotion as he established the Wearsiders in the Premier League.

Having left Sunderland in October 2002, he returned to football five months later in the Premier League at Leeds, where he spent eight months.

The Liverpudlian then spent seven months at Coventry before being fired in January 2005.

Reid agreed to become Thailand manager on a four-year contract in September 2008 but left after just 12 months in charge.



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