Paul Sturrock: Former Yeovil boss to help run 10th-tier side Plymouth Parkway

Paul Sturrock
Paul Sturrock started his managerial career at St Johnstone in 1993

Former Plymouth Argyle and Yeovil Town manager Paul Sturrock is to help his local non-league club.

The ex-Scotland international has joined Plymouth Parkway of the South West Peninsula League as an advisor.

The 59-year-old parted company with Yeovil in December 2015 with the League Two club in the relegation zone.

Sturrock has been appointed by Parkway, who play in the 10th tier of English football, after Mark Russell was installed as chairman.

"I first met with Mark to discuss Plymouth Parkway a couple of weeks ago and straight away I could see the passion to drive the club forward," Sturrock said.

Paul Sturrock
Won 20 caps for Scotland as a player, winning the 1982-83 Scottish title with Dundee United and reaching the 1987 Uefa Cup final
Managed St Johnstone and Dundee United before becoming Plymouth Argyle boss for the first time in 2000
Led Argyle to the Championship after two promotions in three years before leaving for Southampton in 2004
Went on to manage Sheffield Wednesday, Swindon Town, Argyle for a second time, Southend United and Yeovil
Spent four days as an advisor to Torquay United in April 2015

"I am delighted to be joining such a great club with ambition to grow, and am looking forward to helping the club succeed.

Sturrock, who had two different spells as Pilgrims manager, will advise Parkway boss Kevin Hendy and also work with the club's reserve team.

"Paul is someone I have known from his days at Plymouth Argyle and spoke to him while he was in charge at Argyle on many occasions," Russell said.

"When I had the initial conversations with Paul about joining Parkway, I was excited that someone of Paul's calibre would be interested to join our club.

"I have just joined the club and was also very keen to make sure Kevin knew that I wanted Paul to come and offer his knowledge and experience to help the club progress and not to put Kevin under any pressure."

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