At the age of just 46, Mark Stimson has taken charge of over 500 senior matches, and is currently in charge of Ryman North side Thurrock.
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Gordon Strachan described it as a “life’s ambition fulfilled” when he was appointed Scotland national team manager in January 2013.
Dean Smith has been in charge of first-team affairs at Bescot Stadium for two-anda- half years having previously worked as Walsall’s Head of Youth.
Last season, Paul Stephenson was part of the backroom coaching team that guided npower League One side Huddersfield Town on their incredible 42-match unbeaten run under manager Lee Clark.
Following a successful playing career, which saw him make over 400 league appearances for Bournemouth, Dundee United, Blackburn Rovers, Port Vale and Preston North End, Chris Sulley moved into coaching in 1994 at Preston’s Centre of Excellence.
Eric Steele started his professional football career at Newcastle United in 1972, moving on to Peterborough United, for whom he achieved a club record 124 consecutive appearances.
Paul Sturrock has revived the fortunes of Southend United since arriving at Roots Hall in July 2010.
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still completed an impressive double when he guided the Essex club into the Football League in 2006, having also achieved the feat with Maidstone United 15 years previously.
Steve Tilson has been manager of Lincoln City since October 2010, having previously enjoyed seven largely successful years in charge of Southend United.