Born: Brighton, 1947 (Age 66) Playing career: After a playing career spent in Non-League with Croydon, Carshalton and Sutton, Lawrence joined Plymouth Argyle as reserve team coach in 1977, stepping up to become caretaker manager when Mike Mills was sacked a few months later. Five defeats from five then saw him r evert to assistant, with Malcolm Allison brought in as manager. He then moved to Lincoln and was part of the backroom staff that won promotion to the Third Division in 1981. Managerial career: Appointed manager of cash-strapped Charlton in 1982, Lawrence kept the club in Division Two despite the threat of bankruptcy and in 1986, a year after being kicked out of the Valley, ended the Addicks’ 29- year absence from the top flight. He kept them ther e for four years before joining Middlesbrough in 1991, winning promotion to the newly-formed Premier League in 1992. Relegated after one season, Lawrence resigned in 1994 and spent 18 months at Bradford before leaving to join Luton, who wer e relegated from the First Division in his first season. After five years at Kenilworth Road, Lawr ence joined Grimsby in 2000 and briefly challenged for pr omotion to the Premier League before falling away. He then spent three years at Cardiff, winning promotion to the second tier, right, in his first season and keeping them ther e for a further two. He now works as assistant manager to Dougie Freedman at Bolton.