Accrington Stanley

John Coleman


John Coleman

Time at Club:





Accrington Stanley are managed by John Coleman who returned to the club in September 2014, following the surprise departure of James Beattie. Coleman, who previously spent 12-and-a-half-years in the Reds dugout between 1999 and 2012, went on to lead the club up into League One.

Synonymous with the lower echelons of English football, Stanley have gradually worked their way up from the non league arena and have now become a firm fixture in the professional scene and are looking to gain promotion to the third-tier.

At the heart of their meteoric rise up the leagues was John Coleman, who took over the team in 1999, when they were plying their trade in the Northern Premier League Division One. Coleman managed to gain promotion early on in his tenure and in the 2002-2003 season got them promoted to the Conference.

It took three years, but Coleman managed to get them promoted again as champions from the Conference and the 2006-2007 season saw them play their first season in league football.

Coleman continued to shine at the Lancashire club and he just failed to gain another promotion in the 2010-2011 season, as they made the play-offs after finishing a creditable fifth, but came unstuck against Stevenage Borough in the semi-finals, losing 3-0 on aggregate.

It was an end of an era in 2012 as Coleman decided to vacate his post as Stanley manager and head for pastures new, by becoming the boss of Rochdale, but returned to the club two years later.

Recent Form


A mixed set of recent results has seen Accrington Stanley collect wins versus Fleetwood Town, Milton Keynes Dons & Morecambe while suffering adverse results at Sunderland, Fleetwood Town, Shrewsbury Town, Sunderland & Lincoln City. Draws against Wycombe Wanderers & Bristol Rovers has seen them show mid-table form at best.

Upcoming Fixtures

21 SepAccrington Stanley14:00Blackpool
28 SepSouthend United14:00Accrington Stanley
05 OctAccrington Stanley14:00Oxford United
12 OctRochdale14:00Accrington Stanley
19 OctAccrington Stanley14:00Ipswich Town
22 OctPeterborough United18:45Accrington Stanley

Recent Results

17 SepWycombe Wanderers1 - 1Accrington Stanley
14 SepAccrington Stanley1 - 3Sunderland
07 SepBristol Rovers3 - 3Accrington Stanley
03 SepAccrington Stanley2 - 1Fleetwood Town
31 AugAccrington Stanley2 - 1Milton Keynes Dons
24 AugFleetwood Town2 - 0Accrington Stanley

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
John Coleman18 Sep 2014 - PresentWon: 116, Drawn: 68, Lost: 90
Paul Stephenson12 Sep 2014 - 18 Sep 2014Won: 1, Drawn: 0, Lost: 1
James Beattie13 May 2013 - 12 Sep 2014Won: 16, Drawn: 16, Lost: 26
Leam Richardson25 Oct 2012 - 30 Apr 2013Won: 10, Drawn: 11, Lost: 15
Paul Cook13 Feb 2012 - 25 Oct 2012Won: 8, Drawn: 7, Lost: 18
Leam Richardson23 Jan 2012 - 13 Feb 2012Won: 1, Drawn: 0, Lost: 0
John Coleman01 May 1999 - 23 Jan 2012Won: 236, Drawn: 148, Lost: 203

1 Trophies Won

League Performance
18. Portsmouth613206
19. Tranmere Rovers8134-36
20. Accrington Stanley8134-66
21. AFC Wimbledon9036-73
22. Southend United8017-141
League Results

AFC Wimbledon


Bolton Wanderers

Bristol Rovers

Burton Albion


Coventry City

Doncaster Rovers

Fleetwood Town


Ipswich Town

Lincoln City

Milton Keynes Dons

Oxford United

Peterborough United



Rotherham United

Shrewsbury Town

Southend United


Tranmere Rovers

Wycombe Wanderers

Bet £20 on Newcastle v Brighton & Get £60 In FREE BETS
New customers only. Min stake £20/ €20 win, max free bet 4x£15/€15. Player/Country/Currency restrictions, Free bet rules and terms apply. 18+
We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It