Malky Mackay has made an incredible impact at Cardiff City in his two years in charge after joining from Watford, and in April 2013 guided the Bluebirds into the Barclays Premier League for the first time.
In 2012/13 season, his first in charge at npower Championship side Birmingham City, Lee Clark steered the St. Andrews club to an impressive mid-table finish.
In the 2012/13 season Richie Barker steered Crawley Town to their highest ever league finish – 10th in npower League One.
Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett enjoyed a prolific lower league career, turning out for the likes of Leyton Orient, Plymouth Argyle, Huddersfield Town and Grimsby Town before hanging up his boots in 2004.
Steve Harrison is an experienced football coach who worked under manager Graham Taylor with the England national team.
Matthew Bishop has worked as a Senior Coach Coordinator for the Football Association of Wales, responsible for the management and development of all coach education courses from UEFA ‘A’ Licence (Level 4) and below.
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.