Chris Sutton entered football management with Lincoln City.
He joined the club in September 2009 and spent a year at Sincil Bank.
Sutton, a holder of the UEFA A license brought former team mate Ian Pearce to The Imps as his assistant.
He replaced Peter Jackson at Lincoln and returned to football since retiring in 2007 after a brief spell with Aston Villa.
Having taken charge of Lincoln during the 2009/10 season, Sutton would go on to ensure his side's League Two status as well as guide Lincoln to The FA Cup 3rd round for the first time since 1999.
As a player, Sutton began his career at Norwich City before making a then British record £5 million move to Blackburn Rovers. At Ewood Park Sutton would enjoy a successful partnership with Alan Shearer and Rovers won the Premier League title in 1995.
For Blackburn, Sutton scored 50 league goals in 131 games before moving to Chelsea for £10 million in 1999.
Sutton, who won one England cap, then proved a big hit in Scotland with Celtic and won three Scottish Premier League titles, two Scottish Cups two Scottish League Cups. During his time at Celtic Park the side also reached the Uefa Cup final.