Sam Allardyce was unveiled as the new manager of West Ham United on June 1, 2011.
At the age of 27, Michael Appleton’s playing career was cruelly cut short, after the former Manchester United trainee was forced to admit defeat in a twoyear battle against a posterior cruciate knee ligament injury.
Gillingham manager Martin Allen has enjoyed a sensational first six months in charge at Priestfield, taking the Kent club to the summit of npower League Two whilst overseeing a brand of positive, attacking football.
Neal Ardley succeeded the popular Terry Brown in charge of npower League Two side AFC Wimbledon in October 10, 2012, having spent five years developing players as Cardiff City’s Academy Manager.
Carlo Ancelotti has been manager of France Ligue 1 club Paris St Germain since December 30, 2011.
Nigel Adkins was announced as manager of Southampton in September 2010 – the appointment signalling the next stage of an incredible climb in the coaching side of the game, which started as club physio at Scunthorpe United.