Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe has been tipped to take a managerial vacancy at a former Premier League club, although local media have dismissed the likelihood of him defecting from Home Park.
According to Plymouth Herald, the 41-year-old is highly unlikely to leave the Pilgrims for the vacant manager’s job at Bolton Wanderers, having been installed by some bookmakers as the favourite for the gig in Lancashire.
Plymouth Herald added that Argyle have a “long-held policy” of refusing to comment on any speculation linking their players or management with moves to other clubs.
Plymouth Herald identified three key reasons as to why Lowe is unlikely to leave Home Park for Bolton. Firstly, he is under contract at the Pilgrims for another two years, so the Trotters would need to pay a large compensation fee to release him from that commitment, something which seems most unlikely given the parlous financial state of a club just relegated to League Two.
The media outlet also claimed that Lowe is fully focused on his current role, having already drawn up transfer targets for 2020/21, while adding that his previous as manager of Bolton’s local rivals Bury would not make him an ideal fit for the Trotters.
The 41-year-old has done a tremendous job so far at Plymouth, guiding them to an immediate promotion back to League One having won 24 of his 45 matches in charge (53.33%) and gained 68 points from their 37 league matches (1.84 per game) before the season was abandoned.
The Liverpool native has only just masterminded Plymouth’s promotion out of League Two, so it would make very little sense for him to drop back down to the division by taking on a role at a club who have suffered two successive relegations and whose financial woes nearly drove them out of business last year.
Do you think Ryan Lowe could be tempted away from Plymouth by other clubs?
Lowe is on to a good thing at Home Park and all the signs from the Plymouth Herald are that he has no intention of putting his efforts into anything other than building upon the fine work he has done so far with the Pilgrims.
Plymouth fans, do you expect more clubs to target Lowe as a possible candidate for managerial vacancies? Share your views in the comments section below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience