Neal Ardley returned to former club AFC Wimbledon as manager in 2012, having previously made a whopping 245 appearances for the old Dons as a player.
After hanging up his boots in 2007 Ardley began learning the ropes as Cardiff City's academy boss, a role he held up until October 2012 when he replaced the sacked Terry Brown at the remodeled AFC Wimbledon.
Ardley led AFC Wimbledon up to League One in 2015/16 after winning the play-offs, meaning the club will feature in the third-tier for the first time in their history.
I know it can be a lonely place. I know that now we have to work hard and look at what we need. The fans will soon get tired of all the romance if we keep losing. They are going to want to see that we are improving, making progress. That is my job now.
This was the first managerial job I applied forÃÂ and what better place to start?
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The Sack Race's Opinion
Ardley has established himself as one of the brightest young managers in the Football League, and he will hope his reputation will continue to soar now he's led AFC Wimbledon up to League One for the first time in the club's history.