Mick Jones Death, Former Plymouth Argyle manager Mick Jones has passed away aged 75

Mick Jones Death, Obituary – Mick Jones, the former Plymouth Argyle assistant manager to Neil Warnock who later became the Pilgrims’ boss, has passed away at the age of 75. Warnock posted a tweet on his Twitter page this afternoon to announce that his long-time trusted No 2 had died. Jones had been the assistant to Warnock at Notts County and Huddersfield Town before following him to Home Park in the summer of 1995. There will be a minute’s applause in memory of Jones before Argyle’s Carabao Cup first-round tie against Peterborough United at Home Park tomorrow night. Jones was a title-winning defender and later manager of the Posh.

With Warnock as manager and ably assisted by Jones, Argyle clinched promotion in the pair’s first season at the club by winning the Division Three Play-Off Final at Wembley, beating Darlington 1-0. However, Warnock was sacked by then Pilgrims’ chairman and owner Dan McCauley in February 1997 and Jones took over from him.

Argyle went on to finish 19th that season but, amid all sorts of off-the-pitch distractions, they were relegated from Division Two the following campaign after losing 2-1 away to Burnley on the final day. That cost Jones his job, but he went on to become Brunei national team manager before reuniting with Warnock as his assistant at Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, and Leeds United.

Warnock told Plymouth Live this afternoon: “We managed to have some good laughs in the last few weeks, talking about old memories. We have had some good times together.

“He was a trustworthy assistant. He always spoke his mind, wasn’t a yes man and was just a lovely bloke. He was the sensible one of the two of us. He kept my feet on the floor.

“Over the last week I was up with him and we went through a few of the stories. I knew that he hadn’t got long left unfortunately.”

Plymouth Live’s Argyle reporter Chris Errington also paid tribute to Jones. “When I first started covering the club full-time in 1997 Mick was the manager.

“There was a lot of unrest off the pitch at Argyle at the time and it must have made his job as manager extremely difficult at times.

“Yet he was always very kind and courteous to deal with from my perspective as the local reporter and I will always be very grateful to him for that. He was a good man who has left a lasting impression at numerous clubs up and down the country.”

In a post on their official Twitter page, Argyle said: “The club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing for former #pafc manager Mick Jones.

“Mick was assistant manager to Neil Warnock at Home Park when Argyle won promotion at Wembley in 1996, before going on to manage over 60 games between 1997-98.

“Given Mick’s association with both Argyle and tomorrow’s opponents @theposh a minute’s applause to celebrate his life and career will be held ahead of kick-off at Home Park. Our thoughts are with Mick’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

Burial Arrangements And Obituary

Burial arrangements for Jones will be as announced by the family. Obituary, funeral and life celebration details will be released by the family and loved ones at their suitable time. We shall try to keep you updated on these.

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