Darrell Clarke was appointed manager of Bristol Rovers on March 28, 2014. Whilst he could not prevent relegation to the Football Conference, the following season (2014-2015) Clarke led Bristol Rovers back to the Football League via the Play-offs.
The appointment marked his first managerial position in the Football League.
Darrell joined the club in time for the start of pre-season training in the summer of 2013, having left his position as manager of Salisbury City.
He joined Salisbury as a player in 2007, becoming player manager in 2010.
During his first season in charge, the club won promotion from the Southern League Premier Division, via the play offs.
His second season saw Salisbury progress through to the third round of the FA Cup, for the first time in the club's history.
And in 2012/13 Clarke led the club to Conference football, after again gaining promotion through the play offs.
His playing career began at Mansfield Town, where he progressed through the youth system and signed as a professional in 1995.
He went on to appear in 160 league games for the Stags, scoring 25 goals in the process.
He moved to Hartlepool in 2001, where he remained until the end of the 2006/07 season, scoring 19 goals in 127 league appearances.
Whilst at Victoria Park he made loan appearances for Stockport, Port Vale and Rochdale. Source: Bristol Rovers FC