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Reid leaving Stoke to take Plymouth job

Peter Reid is leaving Stoke City.

The Daily Mail says Reid will return to English league management on Thursday when he takes over at Plymouth Argyle.

The former Manchester City, Sunderland, Leeds and Coventry boss has been given permission to join the League Two club by Stoke City after less than a season as Tony Pulis's assistant.

Reid, who returned to England last year after a spell as manager of Thailand, will keep coaches Paul Mariner and John Carver at Home Park.

Reid beat off competition from former Ipswich manager Jim Magilton to take over at Plymouth, who were relegated from the Championship last season.

Stoke chairman Peter Coates said: "I know Tony said to Peter when he came to Stoke that he wouldn't stand in his way if an offer like this came along.

"Peter has been a valuable member of Tony's management staff over the past season, but there was always the possibility a man with his experience and record would get an offer from somewhere.

"He has always expressed an interest to return to management if an appropriate opportunity arose, so he would definitely go there with our best wishes."

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