Tuesday, February 26, 2013

John Still

For those of us that follow football below the Premier League you would have been surprised to see John Still leave Dagenham & Redbridge after 9 years to drop into the Conference to manage Luton Town.

Still has had a world of success in Non League circles and Luton is probably considered a bigger club than the Daggers, who live in the shadows of West Ham in the East End of London.

Luton, despite various financial disputes in recent years, are the Man U of the Conference and Still will be the 5th man to attempt to take the Hatters back to the top flight after they were relegated unceremoniously in 2010.

Luton, despite a glorious FA Cun which would have put much needed coffers into the club, are 11 points off the Blue Square Bet Premier play-offs, with as many as three games in hand on teams above them

Still was the longest serving manager outside the Premier League where the average spell as maanger is about a season.

Football League's longest serving current managers are:

1) Paul Tisdale, Exeter City, seven seasons (since June 2006)
2) Kenny Jackett, Millwall, six seasons (since November 2007)
3) Greg Abbott, Carlisle, five seasons (since December 2008)
4) Chris Wilder, Oxford Utd, five seasons (since December 2008)
5) Nigel Clough, Derby County, four seasons (since January 2009)

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