Former Neil Warnock manager’s assistant MICK JONES went away at the age of 75.
Warnock and the London club Queens Park Rangers are in charge of the tributes to the former coach.
Neil Warnock has praised his longtime go-to No. 2, referring to him as “the sensible one.”
How Did Former Plymouth Argyle manager Mick Jones Die?
Neil Warnock’s former assistant manager at Plymouth Argyle, Mick Jones, who eventually took over as the Pilgrims’ manager, passed away at the age of 75.
Mick Jones, a former Peterborough United manager and champion, went away at the age of 75.
This afternoon, Warnock issued a tweet on his Twitter page to share the news that his longtime No. 2 had passed away.
At a number of organisations, including QPR, Leeds United, Sheffield United, and Crystal Palace, the two collaborated.
Jones has served as the manager of the Brunei national team in addition to managing independently at Mansfield, Halifax, Peterborough, and Plymouth.
Mick Jones Wiki
Before accompanying Warnock to Home Park in the summer of 1995, Jones served as his assistant at Notts County and Huddersfield Town.
Before Argyle’s Carabao Cup first-round match against Peterborough United at Home Park tomorrow night, there will be a minute of applause in Jones’ honour. Jones was a superb defender who went on to manage the Posh.
In their first season at the club, Warnock and Jones led Argyle to promotion by helping them defeat Darlington 1-0 in the Division Three Play-Off Final at Wembley.
But in February 1997, Dan McCauley, the owner and chairman of the Pilgrims at the time, fired Warnock, and Jones took over.
Argyle eventually finished that season in 19th place, but due to numerous off-field issues, they were demoted to Division Two the following year after losing 2-1 to Burnley on the final day.
Mick Jones career
Jones lost his position as a result, but he then took the reins of the Brunei national team and later worked as Warnock’s assistant at Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, and Leeds United.
Sad to report my old assistant manager Mick Jones passed away this morning. We had some unbelievable times. Mick was the sensible one. I’ll miss him loads. Boy did we have some laughs. RIP pic.twitter.com/CIeKzptmzn— Neil Warnock (@warnockofficial) August 9, 2022
Warnock said this afternoon to Plymouth Live: “In the last few weeks, through reminiscing about the past, we were able to have some enjoyable chuckles. Together, we’ve had some enjoyable times.
“He was a reliable helper. He wasn’t a yes man, always spoke his thoughts, and was just a nice guy. Of the two of us, he was the more logical. My feet were kept on the ground by him.
Chris Errington, an Argyle reporter for Plymouth Live, also paid respect to Jones. “Mick was the manager when I first began following the team on a full-time basis in 1997.
“At Argyle at the time, there was a lot of discontent off the field, which must have made his position as manager at times quite challenging.
“However, from my perspective as the local reporter, he was always really kind and nice, and for that, I will always be very thankful. He was a decent man who made a lasting effect at several clubs around the nation.”
Argyle wrote on their official Twitter page: “The news of the demise of former #pafc manager Mick Jones deeply saddens the club.
“When Argyle won promotion at Wembley in 1996, Mick was Neil Warnock’s assistant manager at Home Park. From there, he went on to manage more than 60 games between 1997 and 1998.
“A minute of applause will be held at Home Park before to kickoff to honour Mick’s life and career given his connections to Argyle and tomorrow’s opponents, @theposh. During this trying time, our thoughts are with Mick’s family and friends.”
Mick Jones formed a defensive partnership with Chris Turner
Centre-back When Posh won the Fourth Division championship in the 1973–74 season, Jones participated in 45 of the 46 games. In defence, he and the late, great Chris Turner made a strong team. Since then, no Posh team has been champion.
We’re saddened to learn of the passing of our former player and coaching staff member, Mick Jones.— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) August 9, 2022
Rest in peace, Mick 🖤🤍#DCFC https://t.co/CexUc9Auzs
On the eve of that 1973–1974 season, Jones transferred to Posh from Notts County. He had also won the Fourth Division championship in 1970–71 with County, who scored a record number of points.
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After his debut season with Posh, Jones battled from injuries, although he still made 101 appearances and scored 6 goals.
Mick Jones as assistant manager
In 1976, Jones departed London Road to take a player-manager position with Kettering Town.
In addition, following stints as manager of Mansfield and Halifax, he returned to Posh for a difficult 13 months between July 1988 and August 1989. Under Jones, Posh had a 15–21 record in Fourth Division games. After losing 6-2 against Aldershot in the League Cup, he departed the team.
Jones went on to enjoy considerable success working as Neil Warnock’s assistant at a number of clubs, including Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, QPR, and Leeds United.
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