Plymouth Argyle to appoint a director of football
PLYMOUTH Argyle have started the search for a director of football to support manager Carl Fletcher.
It follows a recommendation from Colin Sexstone, the former Bristol City chief executive and chairman, who was recently appointed to the Pilgrims' board.
Argyle owner and chairman James Brent said: "Colin was brought to the club for his extensive knowledge of the game.
"He has met with Carl Fletcher and, like the rest of the board, is very impressed with Carl's talent and enthusiasm.
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"He has also identified - as we already knew - a lack of relative football experience across all areas of the club. It is a reason why we were so eager to bring Colin to the board.
"We are not talking about pure knowledge. We are talking about the type of football experience that can only be achieved by many years service in the game.
"The board, and Carl himself, feel the best way to address this area at first team level is to appoint a director of football in a supportive role to the football management team."
John Deehan worked as director of football at Argyle during the second half of last season. However, he was not retained in the role when his short-term contract ended.