Alan Pardew was appointed as manager of Newcastle United in December 2010.
David Flitcroft was announced as manager of npower Championship side Barnsley in December 2012.
Joe Dunne is manager of npower League One side Colchester United, and in his first managerial post has succeeded in guiding the Essex club away from relegation danger despite operating on one of the division’s smallest budgets.
Nigel Worthington is manager of npower League Two side York City, and arrived at Bootham Crescent in March 2013 with the specific task of keeping the Minstermen in the Football League following their promotion from the Blue Square Bet Premier Conference last season.
Gregg Broughton is Head of Recruitment for the youth academy of Barclays Premier League side Norwich City.
Neil Dewsnip is Everton’s Academy Head Coach, and is responsible for producing the next generation of Premier League player to follow in the footsteps of some impressive former Goodison Park scholars, including Wayne Rooney, Richard Dunne, Leon Osman, Toby Hibbert and Jack Rodwell.
Paul Lambert is manager of Barclays Premier League side Aston Villa.
After making more than 500 senior appearances as a professional – notably for Crewe Alexandra, Burnley and Barnsley – Steve Davis took his first steps into management when taking charge at non-league Northwich Victoria in 2003, before moving on to Nantwich town a year later.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has a long association with the npower League Two side having first joined the Shrimps in 2002 as a rampaging centre-back.
David Pleat is a vastly experienced figure in the football world – most notably as a former manager of Luton Town, Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield Wednesday.