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John Coleman



John Coleman is currently in his second spell in charge of the club.

His first spell at the club saw him become the club's most successful manager as he returned the Reds to the Football League.

The prolific non-league striker joined the club as player manager after a successful spell at Ashton United in 1999, leading Stanley to the UniBond First Division title at the first time of asking.

The Premier Division title, numerous cups and ultimately promotion to the Football League followed in 2006.

In League Two, they made the Play-Offs during the 2010/11 season but suffered heartache in the Semi-Finals at the hands of Stevenage.

Coleman then joined Rochdale in 2012, but after a year with the Dale and spells with Southport and Sligo Rovers, he returned as Stanley manager in September 2014.

In his first full season back with the Reds he led the side to the brink of promotion, claiming fourth place in League Two before losing out to AFC Wimbledon in the Play-Offs.

They clinched promotion to the third tier of the EFL for the first time in their history in 2018, winning 18 of their final 23 games.