Plymouth Argyle in advanced talks with new coaching team

Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle are in advanced discussions with a new backroom team to support manager Derek Adams.

Coaches Sean McCarthy, John Harbin and Rhys Wilmot along with chief scout Darren Sheridan, have left the club after the appointment of Derek Adams.

Adams replaced John Sheridan after he stood down last month.

"Derek has identified who he would like to work with and we're fairly well-advanced in those discussions," chairman James Brent told BBC Sport.

Harbin and Sheridan along with former players McCarthy and Wilmot joined the coaching staff in the summer of 2013 and Wilmot is likely to continue his work in the club's academy.

The only member of the coaching staff not to leave is former captain Paul Wotton, who retired from playing at the end of the season.

"I'm very grateful to the coaching staff that have left us. I think they, together with John, did a very good job," added Brent, who had urged Adams to retain some of them.

"You need to remember that we did come from 21st to 10th to 7th, so John and his team did a good job.

"But it is one of the features of football that when a new manager comes in he will tend to replace most, if not all, of his coaching staff."

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