With the New Year almost upon us, The72 looks at the League Two Managers who have excelled so far this season.
1. Chris Wilder (Northampton Town)
Northampton Town Manager Chris Wilder has worked wonders at Sixfields in extreme financial conditions. The club has had to deal with debts, winding up orders and failed takeovers but Wilder has impressed as he has guided The Cobblers into the automatic promotion places.
2. John Coleman (Accrington Stanley)
Accrington Stanley were again tipped by many to struggle this season but John Coleman has got his Stanley side playing excellent football and are League Two’s surprise package. Nobody expected the little Lancashire club to be hunting down a Play Off spot, so Coleman deserves huge credit for his achievements at The Crown Ground.
3. Keith Curle (Carlisle United)
In April, The Cumbrians looked destined for a return to non league football but Manager Keith Curle eventually steered his side to safety. This season many expected another relegation battle at Brunton Park but instead, the club are chasing a Play Off spot. Curle deserves particular credit for the inspired signing of veteran striker Jabo Ibehre.
4. Derek Adams (Plymouth Argyle)
When Derek Adams walked through the Home Park gates after John Sheridan’s resignation his biggest challenge was to avoid a Play Off hangover. The Scot was relatively unknown in Plymouth but the former Ross County boss has worked wonders at Home Park, guiding Argyle to the League Two summit.