Don’t miss your chance to meet popular ex-Plymouth boss Paul Sturrock on Thursday, when he’ll be signing copies of his autobiography, Luggy, and chatting with fans.

 

The signing event will take place from 3pm-5pm in the Argyle Superstore at Home Park – and here’s hoping it will be as great a success as Paul’s splendid last outing at Waterstones in Plymouth!

 

Paul Sturrock is widely admired as a manager, having turned around football clubs' fortunes both in England and his native Scotland. As a player he represented his beloved Dundee United and Scotland, and later managed the Tangerines after leading St Johnstone into the SPL. Moving south, he led Plymouth Argyle from bottom place in the basement division to the Championship within four seasons.

 

When Paul Sturrock realised he had Parkinson’s Disease, it made him reflect on his future and look back at how he started in football. ‘Luggy’ tells the story of wonderful highs and devastating lows – in his own words.

  • Why I believe Sir Alex Ferguson is the greatest-ever manager – and how Jim McLean could have been.
  • The shattering blow of not getting the Dundee United manager’s job after Jim McLean – which allowed me to learn management from a football legend.
  • Despite my love of Scotland, my ambition to manage in England.
  • The heart-wrenching decision to accept Southampton’s offer of managing in the Premier League – after taking Argyle from the bottom of the basement league to the Championship.
  • How I couldn’t work with or for Southampton chairman Rupert Lowe.
  • My pride at restoring a great club Sheffield Wednesday to the Championship at the first attempt – and the reasons behind my leaving Hillsborough
  • How managing Swindon Town restored and cemented my love for league football.
  • My side of the Argyle saga that brought the club to its knees.
  • Taking over at Southend United 10 days before the season started with just 4 registered players.
  • My view on the chairmen I have worked for – tasty stuff!

 

Click here for more information, or to read a sample from Luggy: The Autobiography of Paul Sturrock, by Paul Sturrock with Bill Richards.

Twitter link