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.
Bobby Davison is a vastly experienced manager and coach, who has managed in Hungarian football with Ferencváros, for whom he achieved promotion back to the top level.
Kenny Dalglish began his second spell in charge of Liverpool in January 2011, returning to the Anfield hotseat after a gap of almost two decades, having overseen the club’s youth set-up for the previous two seasons.
Steve Darby was a goalkeeper on the books of Tranmere Rovers, and enjoyed playing spells in the United States and Australia before moving into coaching in 1979, at the age of just 24.
Sean Dyche was appointed as the new manager of Watford in June 2011 having served as a youth-team coach before becoming assistant manager to Malky Mackay.
Ian Dipper will soon commence his fourth year at the Sunderland Academy, where he currently works as Assistant Development Centre Coordinator.
Iain Dowie is a vastly successful English football player and manager who, most recently, was in charge of Hull City in the Barclays Premier League.
Popular Italian Roberto Di Matteo enjoyed a hugely successful career as a player, turning out for Lazio and Chelsea amongst others.
Willie Donachie is Development Manager at Barclays Premier League giants Newcastle United.