Plymouth sack Ian Foster just three months after leaving role as Steven Gerrard’s no.2

Ian Foster has been sacked as Plymouth Argyle boss less than three months after taking up the role. the club confirmed it.

Neil Warnock was among the names considered for his replacement, but director of football Neil Dewsnip will lead the team until the end of the season, supported by first-team coach Kevin Nancekivell.


Foster was sacked as Plymouth bossCredit: Getty

Foster took charge of the Championship club after working as Steven Gerrard’s number two in Saudi Arabia.

The England manager worked alongside the Liverpool legend at Al-Ettifaq before striking out on his own to take charge of the Pilgrims in January.

Unfortunately things didn’t go as planned and Plymouth have fallen down the Championship table since Foster replaced Steven Schumacher who left to join Stoke.

The club was then ranked 18th in the championship and seven points ahead of the relegation zone.

The final straw for Foster came on Easter Monday when Plymouth lost 1-0 at home to City of Bristol.

This result left the club sitting dangerously close to the relegation zone and just one point above third-placed Huddersfield.

Since taking charge, Foster has led Plymouth to just three league victories, the last of which came five weeks ago on February 24.

Chairman Simon Hallett said: “Ian was hired following a thorough and thorough recruitment process and his coaching credentials really stood out during the appointment.

Foster remained in charge of Plymouth for less than three months


Foster remained in charge of Plymouth for less than three monthsCredit: Getty

“But we have to balance long-term stability with short-term decisions, and we gave Ian as much time as possible to see if the results could improve.

“Unfortunately this has not been the case and we believe now is the right time to make a change to give ourselves the best chance of survival.

“The Green Army has been incredible over the last few weeks, as always, and we need you all now to continue that support as we enter the final weeks of the campaign with Neil and Nance in charge.

“Together we can achieve what we set out to achieve at the start of the season.”


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