Vanarama National League column – ManagersWho'd be a manager? by Glenn Moore
There was major news on the managerial merry-go-round on Tuesday as one of the leading clubs made a change. Wrexham, arguably the Vanarama National League’s biggest name (though Leyton Orient and Chesterfield might disagree) appointed Graham Barrow, former manager of Wigan, Chester and Bury.
Arsenal legend Alan Smith joins FWAThe FWA is delighted to welcome Alan Smith, the former Leicester City, Arsenal and England striker, as a member. In his hugely successful playing career Alan won two League Championship titles with Arsenal, the FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup in 1994, when he scored the only goal in the final against Parma. He also won 13 England caps and played in the 1992 European Championship finals.
Gareth Southgate to be honoured by the FWAWe at the Football Writers' Association are delighted to announce that the recipient of our Tribute Evening at the Savoy in January will be Gareth Southgate.
Following discussions with Gareth, his team and the FA, we have decided against our traditional event. Unlike previous Tribute dinners, this one will not focus solely on Gareth's career but on what he has created as England manager with a new style of leadership and culture which helped the squad to a World Cup semi-final this summer.