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Darren Way


Darren Way has been at Yeovil Town for the majority of the club's period in the EFL as a player, coach and now manager.

He first arrived at Huish Park as a combative midfielder in 2000 and became a club legend by helping the Glovers achieve promotion from the National League in 2003 and League Two in 2005, as well as lifting the FA Trophy in 2002.

After leaving for Swansea City in January 2006, Way returned to Somerset on loan in 2007, before signing permanently ahead of the 2008/09 season.

However, Way’s playing career was ended on December 17th, 2008 when he was involved in a severe car accident.

The determined character defied the doctor's prognosis of not being able to walk again by returning to Yeovil as a coach, working under Russell Slade, Terry Skiverton and Gary Johnson - achieving promotion to the Championship with the latter.

Two years after the club's solitary season in the second tier, Way worked under Paul Sturrock as first team coach, before taking interim charge in December 2015.

He was appointed as permanent boss after six games and led Yeovil to safety during the 2015/16 season by a margin of 14 points, putting together a six-game unbeaten run in the process and turning the club's fortunes around.

The Town legend signed a new three-year contract in the summer of 2016 to keep him at Huish Park, before guiding the Glovers to a 20th place finish during the 2016/17 campaign accruing the club's highest points tally in the last four campaigns. 

The 2017/18 campaign saw cup success for the green and whites with a glamorous FA Cup fourth round tie with Manchester United and run to the Checkatrade Trophy semi-final, whilst once again securing the club's EFL status.