John Coleman (footballer, born 1962)
|Date of birth||12 October 1962|
|Place of birth||Kirkby, England|
|Accrington Stanley (manager)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
John Coleman (born 12 October 1962) is an English football manager and former player. He is the manager of League Two side Accrington Stanley.
Coleman had a long playing career, mainly in non-league football for Kirkby Town, Burscough, Marine, Southport, Runcorn F.C. Halton, Macclesfield Town, Morecambe, Lancaster City and Ashton United. He also had a short spell in Wales with Rhyl. He was one of the most prolific non-league goalscorers in history, with over 500 goals to his name in a career spanning almost two decades. This success saw him play for the England National Game XI (the England team for semi-professional players) and receive many Player of the Year awards from the clubs he played for.
He was appointed player-manager of Ashton United in 1997. After two years, he joined Accrington Stanley then playing in the Northern Premier League First Division. His 12-and-a-half-year tenure saw the club win three promotions as champions to enter the Football League in 2006. He was also the club's longest ever serving manager. At the time of his departure to Rochdale, Coleman was the third longest serving manager in England, behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger.
On 24 January 2012, Coleman and his assistant Jimmy Bell were appointed by Rochdale to replace Steve Eyre, who had left the club the previous month. Their contracts were terminated by Rochdale on 21 January 2013 following a poor run in form. In October 2013, Coleman declared his interest in replacing Dave Hockaday as manager of Forest Green Rovers, but returned to Southport as manager on 7 December 2013, with Jimmy Bell once again as his assistant.
He took over as manager of Sligo Rovers in June 2014.
On 18 September 2014, Coleman was confirmed as manager of Accrington Stanley for his second spell with the club.
|Ashton United||1 August 1997||1 May 1999||91||53||21||17||58.2|
|Accrington Stanley||1 May 1999||23 January 2012||587||236||148||203||40.2|
|Rochdale||24 January 2012||21 January 2013||52||14||14||24||26.9|
|Southport||7 December 2013||3 May 2014||25||8||8||9||32.0|
|Sligo Rovers||21 June 2014||18 September 2014||15||7||3||5||46.7|
|Accrington Stanley||18 September 2014||Present||468||184||119||165||39.3|
- League Two: 2017–18
- Conference Premier: 2005–06
- Northern Premier: 2002–03
- Northern Premier League Division One: 1999–2000
- EFL Manager of the Season: 2017–18
- League One Manager of the Month: December 2019, November 2020
- League Two Manager of the Month: September 2015, March 2017, February 2018, March 2018
- ^ "How two best mates went from Sunday League to League One". The Independent. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
- ^ "Rochdale appoint Accrington Stanley's John Coleman as boss". BBC Sport. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
- ^ "Rochdale Club Statement". rochdaleafc.co.uk. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- ^ "John Coleman: I'm interested in Forest Green Rovers job". Gloucester Citizen. 23 October 2013. Archived from the original on 24 October 2013.
- ^ "John Coleman appointed new Sligo Rovers manager". RTÉ Sport. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- ^ "Accrington Stanley: John Coleman returns as manager". BBC Sport. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
- ^ "John Coleman". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- ^ "Matches played by Sligo Rovers 2013/14". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- ^ "Matches played by Sligo Rovers 2014/15". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- ^ "2018 EFL Awards: Winners announced". EFL.com. 16 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
- ^ "Sky Bet League One: December Manager and Player of the Month winners". EFL. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
- ^ "Sky Bet League One: Manager and Player of the Month November winners". EFL. 11 December 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
- ^ "John Coleman named Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month". EFL. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
- ^ "Sky Bet EFL Manager and Player of the Month winners – March 2017". BBC Sport. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
- ^ "Manager of the Month: John Coleman – Accrington Stanley". EFL. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
- ^ "Manager of the Month: John Coleman – Accrington Stanley". EFL. 6 April 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
- John Coleman at Soccerway
- 1962 births
- Living people
- Footballers from Liverpool
- English footballers
- England men's semi-pro international footballers
- Men's association football forwards
- Burscough F.C. players
- Marine A.F.C. players
- Southport F.C. players
- Runcorn F.C. Halton players
- Macclesfield Town F.C. players
- Rhyl F.C. players
- Witton Albion F.C. players
- Morecambe F.C. players
- Lancaster City F.C. players
- Ashton United F.C. players
- National League (English football) players
- English football managers
- Ashton United F.C. managers
- Accrington Stanley F.C. managers
- Rochdale A.F.C. managers
- Southport F.C. managers
- Sligo Rovers F.C. managers
- English Football League managers
- National League (English football) managers
- Northern Premier League managers
- Knowsley United F.C. players