Plymouth Argyle have appointed Bury boss Ryan Lowe as their new manager.

The 40-year-old led Bury to promotion from League Two, but the club have faced numerous off-field issues, including a winding up-petition,with players often going unpaid.

He joins a Pilgrims team who were relegated from League One on goal difference on the final day.

“I cannot wait to get started and to meet the legendary Green Army,” Lowe, who replaces Derek Adams, said.

Steve Schumacher, Lowe’s assistant at the Shakers, will join him in Devon in the same role.

Ryan Lowe has issued a goodbye message to Bury supporters as he leaves the club.

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The former striker posted the message on his Twitter page on Wednesday afternoon, and Plymouth then confirmed the news soon later.

The south-west club sacked Derek Adams just before the last game of the season. However, this didn’t stop them from dropping back down into the Football League’s basement tier, despite beating Scunthorpe on the last day.

In his goodbye message, Lowe thanked the fans for their support and wished the club all the best for the future. He also described the last 10 months as “one of the best times of my life.”

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Lowe’s move to Plymouth had been put on hold over a compensation issue between the clubs, but it has now been resolved and Bury must begin the hunt for a new manager.


This is a great appointment for Plymouth Argyle. Lowe regularly played a blend of attacking football alongside a disciplined defence.

I’m sure Argyle fans will be excited with Ryan Lowe and I’m going to make a bold prediction that they will be playing in EFL League One in the 2020/2021 season!

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