Derek Adams: Plymouth Argyle manager urged to keep coaches

James Brent (left) and Derek Adams
Derek Adams (right) is the second manager to be appointed by Plymouth Argyle chairman James Brent

Plymouth Argyle chairman James Brent says he would like new manager Derek Adams to keep some of the club's current coaching staff.

Former Ross County manager Adams, 39, was appointed earlier this week after John Sheridan left the club last month.

"There's certainly an enthusiasm on my part we don't lose all the staff that we have," Brent told BBC Radio Devon.

"But it's really for Derek to spend some time with the coaching staff and make sure he's comfortable."

First team coaches Paul Wotton and Sean McCarthy, as well as performance manager John Harbin and goalkeeping coach Rhys Wilmot, are still employed at the League Two club.

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But Brent says he will not stand in Adams' way if he wants to make changes to his coaching set-up.

"What we can't be is in a position where we don't achieve our objectives this year and at the end of the year Derek turns around to me and says 'We would have done if you'd have stood out of my way and let me do what I needed to do'," he added.

The Pilgrims finished seventh in the fourth tier last season and lost to Wycombe in the play-off semi finals, with Sheridan leaving two weeks later.

Adams took Ross County into the Scottish Premiership for the first time in their history and they also reached the 2010 Scottish Cup final during his spell in charge.

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