Curzon Ashton, Northwich Victoria
Farsley Celtic moved swiftly to appoint Adam Lakeland as manager following the resignations of Neil Parsley and John Deacey during the summer prior to the 2017/18 season. Lakeland is a UEFA ‘A’ listed coach who was a first team coach at Curzon Ashton when they gained promotion to the National League North. After working with the Blackburn Rovers Academy for a year, Lakeland became the manager of Northwich Victoria where he guided them to the EVO-STIK Division 1 North Play-offs despite a nine-point deduction. He then resigned amid financial issues for the club in December 2016 and had been out of football until he was appointed as the Celts’ manager. Last season he picked up his first piece of silverware as Farsley lifted the West Riding County FA Cup beating Selby Town 4-1.