John Doolan

Number1st Team Coach
NameJohn Doolan


Liverpool-born defender John Doolan played for Stanley in the 1999/00 season, captaining the side to the UniBond First Division title.

He also had a four-year spell in league football with Wigan Athletic between 1992-1996.

Following retirement Doolan joined Wigan Athletic’s youth team coaching staff in 2011, before the arrival of Uwe Rosler two years later saw him promoted onto the first team staff.

In 2013, Doolan moved to Hibernian to work as a first team coach under Alan Stubbs, the pair guided the club to a famous Scottish Cup final victory in 2016.

The duo then moved to take over at Championship-outfit Rotherham United, but left the club after just 13 games.

The 49-year-old was appointed Stanley first team coach in June 2017, bringing a wealth of experience to work alongside John Coleman and Jimmy Bell.

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