Paul Sturrock

Paul Sturrock

First date in charge: 09/04/2015

Last date in charge: 01/12/2015

Number of games in charge: 30

Number of seasons in charge: 1

Paul Sturrock 09/04/2015 - 01/12/2015

Played 30, Won 6, Drew 8, Lost 16, Win Rate 20.00%

Paul Sturrock came to Huish Park with an impressive footballing CV. He was very much the right appointment, with a wealth of knowledge and experience. The canny scot was also West Country based. Sadly his health was to be an issue, and he didn’t stay long in the manager’s office.

Born in Aberdeenshire in 1956, Sturrock spent his entire playing career at one club. Making 571 appearances and scoring 170 goals in a 15 year career between 1974 and 1989 for Dundee United, he also represented Scotland 20 times and went to two World Cup Finals in 1982 and 1986.

He managed in Scotland before coming to Plymouth Argyle in 2000. Spells at Southampton, Sheffield Wednesday and Swindon Town followed before returning to Plymouth for a second time. He had been working as an adviser at Torquay United when he took the Yeovil job. He had five matches at the end of 2014/15, with Yeovil all but relegated from League 1. He re-built the side during the summer but suffered from key players being injured. With Yeovil bottom of the Football League, he was sacked at the start of December 2015.

Sturrock announced in July 2008 that he was suffering from a mild form of Parkinson’s disease, and after leaving Yeovil retired from professional football. He still advises Plymouth Parkway and writes a newspaper column in Plymouth where he is still highly regarded as one of their best managers of all time.