The king is dead, long live the King. So said the French in the 15th century (the wonders of Wikipedia know no bounds) as they discussed the replacement of Ian Holloway with Paul Sturrock at Plymouth Argyle.
Paul Sturrock? ‘Didn’t he used to be the manager of Plymouth, the most successful in their history?’ we hear you say (you know your lower-league West Country football). Well, yes he did, two championships and the beginning the ascent Argyle have been making since finding themselves in the basement division in 2001. So why come back? According to thisiswiltshire.co.uk he will be leaving Swindon for Plymouth because…
Plymouth have upped their interest in Sturrock since senior players met chairman Paul Stapleton late last week and discussed his return.
It is understood Paul Connolly, Lee Hodges, midfielder David Norris and club captain Paul Wotton gave their approval for the Scot, who managed them in his first spell.
Returning to the club, like getting back into a comfy old sofa, might sound nice for the players. But will this old pals’ act prove a winner, or is it always the case that YOU SHOULD NEVER GO BACK?