|Date of birth||12 October 1962|
|Place of birth||Kirkby, England|
|Accrington Stanley (manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
John Coleman (born 12 October 1962) is an English football manager and former player. He is the manager of League One 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||373||155||93||125||41.6|
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