Paul Mariner

Paul Mariner was most recently the Head Coach of Toronto FC in the MLS.

He was initially appointed as Director of Player Development in January 2011, but took charge of the club after the departure of Aron Winter.

Mariner began his coaching career in America, coaching youth football at S.C. Del Sol in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2003, he became an assistant coach at Harvard University before joining by the New England Revolution of the MLS as assistant coach to former Liverpool and Scotland defender Steve Nicol, in 2004.

Mariner was then confirmed as the new manager of Plymouth Argyle on December 10, 2009. He initially rejoined Argyle as Head Coach in October 2009. He remained as manager until the end of the 2009/10 season and then reverted back to his original position as Head Coach.

Mariner then returned to the MLS prior to their new season with Toronto in January 2011.

Mariner who has 35 England caps, started his playing career at non-league club Chorley, before signing for Plymouth in 1973.

He was instrumental in the Pilgrims promotion from Division Three in 1976.

In 2003-04, Mariner was voted into the Plymouth Argyle team of the century as a strike partner for Tommy Tynan.

Spells at Ipswich Town, Arsenal and Portsmouth followed, before he signed with the Albany Capitals of the American Soccer League in 1989. He then played three seasons with the Capitals and was named to the leagues Best XI in 1990.

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