Adam Murray was appointed manager of Mansfield Town on 5th December 2014, becoming the youngest manager in the Football League.
He started his career in the Premier League at Derby County, making his debut for the Rams against West Ham United in April 1999, before going on to feature on 32 occasions in the top flight.
In the 2001/02 campaign, he joined Mansfield for the first time – on loan from Derby – and played a crucial role in helping them to win promotion to the third tier, scoring six goals in 13 appearances.
His second stint with Mansfield came in 2004/05, when he featured on 37 occasions before joining Carlisle United, for whom he was a twice a promotion winner in just 17 months at Brunton Park.
After spells at Torquay United and Macclesfield Town, the midfielder moved to Oxford United in January 2008 and skippered the club to a long-awaited return to the Football League two years later.
Following a short stay at Luton Town, he returned to One Call Stadium for a third time in September 2010 and helped the team reach the FA Trophy Final at the end of that season.
In a combined captain/assistant manager role, Murray then made 38 appearances as Mansfield defied the odds to win the Blue Square Bet Premier title in 2012/13 – and with it achieve promotion back to the Football League.