JOHN SHERIDAN FACTFILE
Born: Manchester, 1964 (Age 48) Playing career: Signed as a youngster by boyhood club Manchester City, Sheridan was released without making an appearance and joined Leeds in 1982.
A skilled playmaker and set-piece expert, he was to become the fulcrum of Leeds’ side, playing 262 games and scoring 52 goals before a £650,000 move to Nottingham Forest in 1989. Sheridan made only one appearance for Forest and joined Sheffield Wednesday after a single season, winning the League Cup and promotion to the top flight in 1991.
He also reached the FA Cup final before moving to Bolton in 1996, winning promotion to the Premier League in his first season.
After a brief stint with Doncaster, Sheridan joined Oldham in 1988. and made another 144 appearances before retiring, aged 39, in 2004. An Ir eland international for the best part of a decade, playing all four of Ireland’s games in World Cup ’94 and also making the squad for Euro ’88 and Italia ’90. Managerial career: After a brief stint as player-manager of Oldham in 2003, Sheridan took full charge in 2006, with a sixth place finish in League One followed by defeat to Blackpool in the play-of f semi-finals. That was followed by an eighth-place finish in 2007-08, but Sheridan was sacked the following season after
a string of poor results. Appointed manager of Chesterfield in June 2009, Sheridan led the Spireites to the League Two title in his second season.
However he departed after relegation and a poor start to the 2012-13 campaign, r e-emerging as manager of Plymouth and helping the Pilgrims avoid relegation.