List of Scottish Professional Football League managers

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This is a list of Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) managers, in order of the date of their appointment. The SPFL has 42 member clubs and is split into four divisions; the Premiership (12 clubs), the Championship (10), League One (10), and League Two (10).

List of managers[edit]

Manager Nationality Date of Birth and Age Club Division Caretaker appointment[note 1] Permanent appointment Time as manager[note 1]
Campbell, DickDick Campbell Scotland (1953-11-22) 22 November 1953 (age 61) Forfar Athletic 3League One 8 May 2008[1] 6 years, 227 days
McCoist, AllyAlly McCoist Scotland (1962-09-24) 24 September 1962 (age 52) Rangers 2Championship 16 May 2011[2] 3 years, 219 days
McInally, JimJim McInally Scotland (1964-02-19) 19 February 1964 (age 50) Peterhead 3League One 7 October 2011[3] 3 years, 75 days
Murray, GrantGrant Murray Scotland (1975-08-25) 25 August 1975 (age 39) Raith Rovers 2Championship 3 July 2012[4] 2 years, 171 days
McKinnon, RayRay McKinnon Scotland (1970-08-05) 5 August 1970 (age 44) Brechin City 3League One 9 October 2012[5] 2 years, 73 days
Aitken, StephenStephen Aitken Scotland (1976-09-25) 25 September 1976 (age 38) Stranraer 3League One 23 October 2012[6] 27 October 2012[7] 2 years, 59 days
Murray, IanIan Murray Scotland (1981-03-20) 20 March 1981 (age 33) Dumbarton 2Championship 22 November 2012[8] 2 years, 29 days
Chapman, JimJim Chapman Scotland (1965-07-26) 26 July 1965 (age 49) Annan Athletic 4League Two 12 January 2013[9] 1 year, 343 days
McNamara, JackieJackie McNamara Scotland (1973-10-24) 24 October 1973 (age 41) Dundee United 1Premiership 30 January 2013[10] 1 year, 325 days
Archibald, AlanAlan Archibald Scotland (1977-12-13) 13 December 1977 (age 37) Partick Thistle 1Premiership 30 January 2013[11] 22 March 2013[12] 1 year, 325 days
McInnes, DerekDerek McInnes Scotland (1971-07-05) 5 July 1971 (age 43) Aberdeen 1Premiership 25 March 2013[13] 1 year, 271 days
Neil, AlexAlex Neil Scotland (1981-06-09) 9 June 1981 (age 33) Hamilton Academical 1Premiership 3 April 2013[14] 24 May 2013[15] 1 year, 262 days
Wright, TommyTommy Wright Northern Ireland (1963-08-29) 29 August 1963 (age 51) St. Johnstone 1Premiership 10 June 2013[16] 1 year, 194 days
Johnston, AllanAllan Johnston Scotland (1973-12-14) 14 December 1973 (age 41) Kilmarnock 1Premiership 25 June 2013[17] 1 year, 179 days
Bollan, GaryGary Bollan Scotland (1973-03-24) 24 March 1973 (age 41) Airdrieonians 3League One 25 October 2013[18] 1 year, 57 days
Naysmith, GaryGary Naysmith Scotland (1978-11-16) 16 November 1978 (age 36) East Fife 4League Two 25 November 2013[19] 18 December 2013[20] 1 year, 26 days
Nicholl, JimmyJimmy Nicholl Northern Ireland (1956-12-28) 28 December 1956 (age 57) Cowdenbeath 2Championship 30 November 2013[21] 1 year, 21 days
Hughes, JohnJohn Hughes Scotland (1964-09-09) 9 September 1964 (age 50) Inverness CT 1Premiership 4 December 2013[22] 1 year, 17 days
Cameron, ColinColin Cameron Scotland (1972-10-23) 23 October 1972 (age 42) Berwick Rangers 4League Two 14 January 2014[23] 0 years, 341 days
MacPherson, GusGus MacPherson Scotland (1968-10-11) 11 October 1968 (age 46) Queen's Park 4League Two 22 January 2014[24] 0 years, 333 days
Smith, BarryBarry Smith Scotland (1974-02-19) 19 February 1974 (age 40) Alloa Athletic 2Championship 30 January 2014[25] 0 years, 325 days
Hartley, PaulPaul Hartley Scotland (1976-10-19) 19 October 1976 (age 38) Dundee 1Premiership 5 February 2014[26] 0 years, 319 days
Booth, ScottScott Booth Scotland (1971-12-16) 16 December 1971 (age 43) Stenhousemuir 3League One 18 February 2014[27] 0 years, 306 days
Shields, GeorgeGeorge Shields Scotland Montrose 4League Two 8 April 2014[28] 29 April 2014[29] 0 years, 257 days
Tully, CraigCraig Tully Scotland (1976-01-07) 7 January 1976 (age 38) East Stirlingshire 4League Two 28 April 2014[30][31][32] 0 years, 237 days
Neilson, RobbieRobbie Neilson Scotland (1980-06-19) 19 June 1980 (age 34) Heart of Midlothian 2Championship 12 May 2014[33] 0 years, 223 days
Duffy, JimJim Duffy Scotland (1959-04-27) 27 April 1959 (age 55) Greenock Morton 3League One 19 May 2014[34] 0 years, 216 days
Deila, RonnyRonny Deila Norway (1975-09-21) 21 September 1975 (age 39) Celtic 1Premiership 6 June 2014[35] 0 years, 198 days
Young, DarrenDarren Young Scotland (1978-10-13) 13 October 1978 (age 36) Albion Rovers 4League Two 10 June 2014[36] 0 years, 194 days
Houston, PeterPeter Houston Scotland (1958-07-19) 19 July 1958 (age 56) Falkirk 2Championship 12 June 2014[37] 0 years, 192 days
Ferguson, BarryBarry Ferguson Scotland (1978-02-02) 2 February 1978 (age 36) Clyde 4League Two 13 June 2014[38] 0 years, 191 days
Stubbs, AlanAlan Stubbs England (1971-10-06) 6 October 1971 (age 43) Hibernian 2Championship 24 June 2014[39] 0 years, 180 days
Moore, AllanAllan Moore Scotland (1964-12-25) 25 December 1964 (age 49) Arbroath 4League Two 25 June 2014[40] 0 years, 179 days
McIntyre, JimJim McIntyre Scotland (1972-05-24) 24 May 1972 (age 42) Ross County 1Premiership 9 September 2014[41] 0 years, 103 days
Fowler, JamesJames Fowler Scotland (1980-10-26) 26 October 1980 (age 34) Queen of the South 2Championship 9 September 2014[42] 30 September 2014[43] 0 years, 103 days
McLaren, StuartStuart McLaren Scotland (1975-08-28) 28 August 1975 (age 39) Stirling Albion 3League One 2 November 2014[44] 0 years, 49 days
Weir, JimJim Weir Scotland (1969-06-15) 15 June 1969 (age 45) Elgin City 4League Two 27 November 2014[45] 0 years, 24 days
Teale, GaryGary Teale Scotland (1978-07-21) 21 July 1978 (age 36) St. Mirren 1Premiership 9 December 2014[46] 0 years, 12 days
Baraclough, IanIan Baraclough England (1970-12-04) 4 December 1970 (age 44) Motherwell 1Premiership 13 December 2014[47] 0 years, 8 days
Millen, AndyAndy Millen Scotland (1965-06-10) 10 June 1965 (age 49) Ayr United 3League One 15 December 2014[48] 0 years, 6 days
Burchill, MarkMark Burchill Scotland (1980-08-18) 18 August 1980 (age 34) Livingston 2Championship 16 December 2014[49] 0 years, 5 days
Potter, JohnJohn Potter Scotland (1979-12-15) 15 December 1979 (age 35) Dunfermline Athletic 3League One 16 December 2014[50] 0 years, 5 days

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b In some cases, managers are appointed as caretaker manager prior to being given the position on a more permanent basis. The date of caretaker appointment is used where applicable.

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