Ryan Lowe says the chance to manage Plymouth Argyle was too good of an opportunity to turn down as he prepares his new side for life in Sky Bet League Two.
The 40-year-old tasted promotion from League Two last season whilst in charge of Bury, and Lowe is hoping that he can instil a similar philosophy to what he had with the Shakers last season.
“I had a great season last season and ended up with promotion, I did want to stay in League One but when a big club like Plymouth Argyle come calling for you, you’ve got to see the opportunities,” he said.
“My style of football is very much an attacking philosophy, obviously I was a goalscorer and my assistant manager Steven Schumacher was a goalscoring midfielder, so we want to put our stamp on management and style of football.
“The aim will be obviously be to finish as high we possibly can this season. I did it last season with a tremendous group of players; the character, desire, the commitment of the lads were there and are there again this season at Plymouth, so we'll certainly install that into the boys who maybe haven’t experienced that before.”
The Liverpudlian made the move to Home Park back in June, and says he has settled in the area and is excited to see what the new season has to offer.
“Plymouth is a massive club in the making, it's been at the top levels in the Championship before and it’s a lovely part of the world so I’ve settled in great down there,” he added.
“Sometimes you have to take a step back so to speak to take two steps forward and I think we’re definitely going forward with Plymouth Argyle.”
“There’s no real big leap of faith for this season - we're not trying to say we're going to go into this one spending money to get promotion at all costs, but we’re building a good squad at a great club.”