After more than 32 years in the game, Lennie Lawrence has rightly earned a reputation as one of the most respected names in football.
As a coach and manager he has experienced all of the highs, lows and emotions the game has to offer and has been involved with teams from every division of the English leagues.
He earned a legendary reputation during nine years at Charlton Athletic helping to steer the club from near bankruptcy to a place among the football's elite, and has played a major role in the fortunes of nine different clubs notably Bristol Rovers, Charlton Athletic, Middlesbrough and Cardiff City.
He belongs to an elite band of 18 English managers who have clocked up more than 1,000 games as manager. His contemporaries in this Hall of Fame include Sir Alex Ferguson, Harry Redknapp, Steve Coppell, Brian Clough and Sir Matt Busby.
Having fulfilled roles as a coach, manager and most recently director of football at Bristol Rovers alongside Paul Trollope, he is able to offer a unique perspective on the way that the game has developed during his career.