Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mariner on the Way

According to reports coming out of England Paul Mariner has officially asked for his release from Plymouth Argyle clearing the way for his expected signing as head coach of Toronto FC.

Mariner was coach with New England Revolution and initially visited Plymouth in 2009 to add his support to the bid to host the 2018 World Cup, however, he struck up an excellent relationship with then manager Paul Sturrock and was offered the job to assist Sturrock at Home Park.

Mariner subsequently succeeded Sturrock when he was sacked in December 2009 but the former England striker failed to keep Argyle in the Championship and this season he was coaching assistant to new manager Peter Reid.

Mariner's departure, following former TFC head coach John Carver's recent move to Sheffield United, leaves Reid's coaching staff very threadbare with just Adam Sadler assisting the manager.

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