John Deehan is one of the most recognisable faces in soccer coaching in the UK, having first taken up training ground duties at Manchester City in 1988.
Tony Docherty is a key member of the management team at Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen, supporting first-team manager
The 2012/13 campaign saw Sean Dyche complete his first season in charge of Sky Bet Championship side Burnley.
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.
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.
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.
Ian Dipper will soon commence his fourth year at the Sunderland Academy, where he currently works as Assistant Development Centre Coordinator.