Date: 4th July 2016 at 6:50pm
Written by:



Key:

P = Promoted; R = Relegated; SF = Lost in play-off semi-final; F = Lost in play-off final; PO = Won play-off final; D = Demoted.

Figures are league games only; cup matches and play-offs are not included.

** Dover not promoted in 1989-90 due to ground grading.
** Margate demoted in 2003-04 due to ground grading.





Either:

a) a previous promotion from the Conference to the Football League

OR

b) promotions lower down the non-league pyramid and at least one play-off in the Conference

Not many people know too much about Chris Kinnear, beyond the fact that he won promotion with Dover Athletic to the Conference two seasons ago. If you like PE teachers who go into football management, you will like Chris Kinnear because that is also his background. He has a surprisingly substantial record in the non-league game, and it will surprise many to learn that he is a ‘profile’ manager. Since he took his first managerial position 31 years ago, Kinnear has managed just two clubs – Dover twice and Margate twice. His record is such that he would have reached the play-offs six times before they were introduced into non-league football. Dover’s appearance in the play-offs last season might have come as a surprise to many, but those in the know are aware of Kinnear’s motivational ability and eye for a player. Already during this close-season, two of his players – Nicky Deverdics and Stefan Payne – have progressed to the Football League. He is already a legend at Dover, but can he take them one stage further and bring League football to the town for the first time?

You can discuss this on the Forum RIGHT HERE.

RELATED ARTICLES:

National League Manager Profiles: Gary Waddock (Aldershot Town)

National League Manager Profiles: Paul Cox (Barrow AFC)

National League Manager Profiles: Luke Garrard (Boreham Wood)

National League Manager Profiles: Jamie Day (Braintree Town)

National League Manager Profiles: Neil Smith (Bromley FC)

National League Manager Profiles: Jon McCarthy (Chester FC)

National League Manager Profiles: John Still (Dagenham)

National League Manager Profiles: Chris Todd (Eastleigh FC)

National League Manager Profiles: Mark Cooper (Forest Green)

National League Manager Profiles: Neil Aspin (Gateshead FC)

National League Manager Profiles: Mark Bower (Guiseley AFC)

National League Manager Profiles: Danny Cowley (Lincoln City)

National League Manager Profiles: John Askey (Macclesfield Town)

National League Manager Profiles: Jay Saunders (Maidstone United)

National League Manager Profiles: Steve Housham (North Ferriby United)

National League Manager Profiles: Marcus Bignot (Solihull Moors)

National League Manager Profiles: Andy Bishop (Southport FC)

National League Manager Profiles: Paul Doswell (Sutton United)

National League Manager Profiles: Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United)

National League Manager Profiles: Gary Brabin (Tranmere Rovers)

National League Manager Profiles: Garry Hill (Woking FC)

National League Manager Profiles: Gary Mills (Wrexham AFC)

National League Manager Profiles: Jackie McNamara (York City)