It was a very strange season at Accrington Stanley, after a successful 13-year period under John Coleman; the club has now seen two managers leave in the past nine months.
Paul Cook started the season as manager but answered Chesterfield’s call in October 2012 and left the club, leaving Leam Richardson in charge of first team affairs.
On the pitch, the club had a good start to the season and at one point were just one win away from the playoffs at the end of October.
But by the end of 2012, any thoughts of promotion had disappeared, thanks to just one league win in seventeen games.
A run of five wins and just one defeat in the clubs last nine games of the season dispelled any thoughts of relegation as the season came to a end.
One more piece of drama was still in the pipeline at the Crown Ground, as manager Leam Richardson left the club to become Paul Cook’s assistant manager at Chesterfield.
Former England International James Beattie has since become the clubs new player/manager, and has already expressed his desire to challenge for promotion next season.
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