Crawley Town Backroom Staff
STEVE COPPELL, DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL
Steve is one of the most widely-respected figures in the English game thanks to a stellar career both as a player and then manager.
He made 322 appearances and scored 53 goals during eight years at Manchester United after joining them from Tranmere in 1975 and he also won 42 England caps and represented his country at the 1982 World Cup.
After a knee injury curtailed his career Steve successfully turned to management and in 1984 began the first of four spells with Crystal Palace, leading them to the 1990 FA Cup final, a year after guiding the club into the First Division.
He had two further spells with Palace either side of a period as manager of Manchester City and he was back at Selhurst Park for a fourth time in 1999 before successful stints at Brentford and Brighton. In 2003 he moved to Reading and three years later guided them into the Premier League for the first time in their history. After leaving Reading in 2009 he had a spell in charge of Championship club Bristol City.
Steve was appointed Director of Football in April 2012 and guided Reds to promotion to League One alongside Craig Brewster.
RICHIE BARKER, MANAGER
Richie was appointed in August 2012 after leaving Bury, where he had been in charge since April 2011.
During his playing career as a centre-forward with nine different clubs including Brighton, Richie made an impressive 476 appearances and scored 123 goals.
He moved into coaching and management at Bury in 2010, initially looking after their youth and reserve teams.
He was promoted to caretaker manager in April 2011 and guided Bury to six straight league wins to secure promotion to League One and in his first full season he led Bury to a final position of 14th.
Richie was given a two-year contract when he took charge of Crawley Town on August 7, 2012 and his first season in charge was outstanding. Reds knocked out two Championship sides to reach the third round of the Capital One Cup, where they lost to eventual winners Swansea, and he also got the club into the third round of the FA Cup for the third successive season.
In the league, Reds were in the top six for most of the first half of the season and they eventually finished 10th - a superb effort in their first season in League One.
ANTHONY 'TAFF' WILLIAMS, ASSISTANT MANAGER
Anthony worked under Richie Barker as goalkeeping coach at Bury before linking back up with Richie at Crawley Town.
During a ten-year career in the professional game Anthony played over 250 games for a number of clubs including Blackburn Rovers.
He also made 16 appearances for Wales Under-21s during his career before joining the Bury coaching staff in 2011.
CRAIG BREWSTER, HEAD COACH
Craig joined the club in June 2011 after a long career in Scottish football, both as a player and in management.
He played 667 games for ten clubs, including a spell in Greece with Ionikos between 1996-2001, scoring 196 goals.
He began his carer in 1985 with Forfar and also played for Raith Rovers, Dundee United, Hibernian, Dunfermline Athletic, Inverness CT, Aberdeen and Ross County. Craig also managed Inverness in two spells between 2004-06 and 2007-09 and also had a brief spell in charge of Dundee United.
Most recently he worked as assistant to Derek Adams at Ross County before heading south in the summer. Craig was appointed Caretaker Manager in April 2012 following the departure of Steve Evans and his assistant Paul Raynor and with Steve Coppell he guided Reds to promotion to League One in the club's first season in the Football League. He reverted back to the role of club coach during the 2012-13 season.