The Non-League Football Paper

Top boss gong is wide open again


WHO would be a manager? In an age when success is paramount to impatient chairmen amid severe financial pressures, they are the first to get stick when the going gets tough.

Because of this, any manager who achieves success should be celebrated, which is why our NGA for Manager of the Year is much sought after.

Sponsored by S&C Slatter, the award be handed out at AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane Stadium on Tuesday May 23 – and we want to hear who you think should get it!

Last year’s award went to Dave Challinor, who led Stockport County back into the Football League after a 11 years away.

He fended off a number of top contenders for the award and this year


promises to be just as competitiv­e with a number of high-calibre bosses to pick form.

Luke Williams has taken to the National League like a duck to water in steering Notts County to a record-breaking season which is likely to yield 100+ points and goals.

Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson simply can not be ignored either, while Dean

Brennan has performed wonders in lifting Barnet from the bottom of the table to promotion contention, similarly Darren Sarll at Woking.

And how about Kevin Maher, who has steered the ship admirable ay Southend United amid turbulent waters in the boardroom and in the High Court.

Elsewhere, Dennis Kutrieb has blitzed National League South with Ebbsfleet United in a record season, while rookie boss Kevin Phillips is on the verge of finally lifting South Shields to the National League North after years of near misses.

These are just a few suggestion­s so if you have someone else in mind get in contact with us and place your vote now!

 ?? ?? TOP CONTENDER? Dean Brennan has performned wonders at Barnet this season
TOP CONTENDER? Dean Brennan has performned wonders at Barnet this season

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