Dagenham & Redbridge
Defending as a zonal back four - Issue 14 (September 2011)
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still completed an impressive double when he guided the Essex club into the Football League in 2006, having also achieved the feat with Maidstone United 15 years previously.
Still’s down-to-earth style is reflective of his extensive experience in the non-league game, having taken his first managerial job at Leytonstone and Ilford back in 1982.
Spells at Dartford, Redbridge Forest, Peterborough United, Lincoln City, Barnet and Bristol Rovers followed.
At Dagenham, the club has exceeded expectations in the Football League. After consolidating at first, promotion to League One arrived in 2010 with a 3-2 victory over Rotherham United in the club’s Wembley play-off final.
Although they have now returned to League Two, Still’s likeable character and ability to pick gems from the non-league game have made him one of the most respected coaches in the Football League.
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