Plymouth Argyle have appointed former Yeovil Town manager Darren Way as the club’s under 18’s manager.

Plymouth born Way, enjoyed six years at Yeovil as a player between 2000 and 2006. He returned before retiring in 2010 to pursue a career in coaching.

He made his way up through the ranks, whilst earning his coaching badges, and eventually became first-team manager on an interim basis in December 2015, when Plymouth Argyle legend Paul Sturrock resigned from his post.

He was given the job on a permanent basis in March of the next year as Yeovil finished 19th in League Two.

His two full seasons in charge at Huish Park brought, 19th and 20th place finishes respectively before he was sacked in March of this year, with the club struggling at 23rd place in the table.

On the role Way will have in Argyle’s academy, a statement on the club’s website said: “Darren, 40, has accepted a role in the academy at Home Park, with a specific focus on the under-18 age group.” Way will start his new role with the Greens in the new year.

The appointment marks a continuation of changes made behind the scenes since the arrival of Ryan Lowe. It comes after the announcement of Neil Dewsnip as director of football, after the departure of club stalwart Kevin Hodges, formerly in charge of the academy, in November.