Still salutes Daggers on anniversary
John Still will rank survival this season up there with the best achievements during his time at Dagenham & Redbridge.
Still, appointed on April 19 2004, is the longest-serving manager in the Football League and currently fourth in England behind only Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and David Moyes.
The 61-year-old took the Daggers into the Football League for the first time in their history in 2007 before leading them to League One in 2010 courtesy of a memorable play-off final victory at Wembley, albeit enjoying only one season in the third tier.
But, with just one more point needed to be mathematically safe from relegation, Still will take just as much pleasure from keeping them in npower League Two after the severe injury problems they have had to cope with this term.
"Every season has been tough. The first year I came here where I was trying to get everything in place and the second year were two tough years," Still told the Barking and Dagenham Post. "When I think of the problems we've had this season, this is a massive achievement.
"If we clinch this and stay in the league with the amount of injuries we've had, I think it's fantastic testament to the players and the staff here. No other club of our size, I believe, could have dealt with it. We've been decimated. It's been tough and it still will be to the end of the season, but that makes the credit even greater."