Paul Sturrock will leave Plymouth Argyle, four months after being replaced in charge of first team affairs by Paul Mariner.

Sturrock has working in a business support role since December but he wants a return to football management as he told www.pafc.co.uk:

"While I enjoyed my new role and responsibilities, I am a football manager - that is what I do.

"Therefore, I have decided to seek a return to management."

Sturrock enjoyed two spells in charge at Home Park, the first being the more successful as he took them to two promotions as they rose from League 2 to the Championship. He left the club shortly before the second promotion was confirmed but was certainly key to the success.

He left to join Southampton and had spells with Sheffield Wednesday and Swindon Town before returning to the club in October 2007.

Plymouth were relegated from the Coca-Cola Championship on Monday, following their 2-0 home defeat at the hands of the Champions Newcastle United.

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