12:32 15 February 2012
By Andrew Barringer
JOHN STILL - Manager
The Hatters appointed John in January 2013, having been one of the longest serving managers in English football - spending almost nine years in charge of League Two outfit Dagenham & Redbridge.
In that time he guided the Daggers from the Conference – as Champions in 2006/07 – to League One via the Play-Offs in 2009/10, having also previously won the Conference as manager of Maidstone.
The Conference title was achieved in style: Still’s side scored 93 goals and won 95 points – 14 points more than runners-up Oxford.
Having kept the side in League 2 in the Daggers’ first season in the Football League, Still masterminded promotion in 2009/10, a year after just missing out on the Play-offs in 2008/09. Sneaking into seventh spot, the Essex side saw off Morecambe in the semi-finals 7-2 on aggregate before beating Rotherham at Wembley in the final.
Before his success at Victoria Road, Still led Dartford to the Southern League title in 1984 and won the Conference with Maidstone in 1989. He took control of Redbridge Forest, a club that would eventually become Dagenham & Redbridge, and won the Isthmian League title in 1991.
Still, who signed a two-and-half year contract with achievement-based extensions at Kenilworth Road, has a fine reputation of developing players. He has proved his ability at spotting young raw footballers and nurturing them to become winners by continually finding hidden gems. Over the course of his spell with Dagenham, he has generated over £1.5m in transfer fees for the club with his careful development of talent.
TERRY HARRIS - Assistant manager
John's right-hand man who joined from Dagenham & Redbridge where he had been on the coaching staff in some capacity since 1999.
Terry moved to Dagenham & Redbridge from St Albans City in August 1999, following Garry Hill to the Daggers and had become a very popular figure with the Victoria Road faithful.
As a player, Terry played for many of the big names of Semi-pro football in the South East, including Sutton United, Dartford, Enfield and Chelmsford City, but he will long be remembered by Dagenham FC fans for scoring the Daggers' goal in the 1977 FA Trophy Final against Scarborough.
After retiring from playing, Terry went into coaching and coached at both Dartford and Enfield as well as being Garry Hill's number two at St Albans City.
HAKAN HAYRETTIN - First team coach
Last season the coach was manager at Grays Athletic, and led the Blues to the Ryman League Division One South title with 102 points. Held in high regard by John Still, he arrived at Kenilworth Road in July 2013.
JEFF WOOD - Goalkeeper coach
August 2013 arrival, Jeff joined the Hatters having previously coached at Leeds and Norwich. The experienced Wales Under-19 goalkeeper coach enjoyed a distinguished playing career with a host of clubs in the UK and overseas.
DAVE RICHARDSON - Fitness coach
Fitness coach Dave made the switch from Dagenham & Redbridge in the summer of 2013 to be reunited with John Still and Terry Harris.