List of Scottish Professional Football League managers

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This is a list of Scottish league football managers. It includes every manager currently managing a club in the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), 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 60) Forfar Athletic 3League One 8 May 2008[1] 5 years, 351 days
Lennon, NeilNeil Lennon Northern Ireland (1971-06-25) 25 June 1971 (age 42) Celtic 1Premiership 25 March 2010[2] 9 June 2010[3] 4 years, 30 days
Sheerin, PaulPaul Sheerin Scotland (1974-08-28) 28 August 1974 (age 39) Arbroath 3League One 27 May 2010[4] 3 years, 332 days
Lennon, DannyDanny Lennon Northern Ireland (1970-04-06) 6 April 1970 (age 44) St. Mirren 1Premiership 7 June 2010[5] 3 years, 321 days
McCall, StuartStuart McCall Scotland (1964-06-10) 10 June 1964 (age 49) Motherwell 1Premiership 30 December 2010[6] 3 years, 115 days
Duffy, JimJim Duffy Scotland (1959-04-27) 27 April 1959 (age 54) Clyde 4League Two 8 February 2011[7] 29 April 2011[8] 2 years, 360 days
McCoist, AllyAlly McCoist Scotland (1962-09-24) 24 September 1962 (age 51) Rangers 3League One 16 May 2011[9] 2 years, 343 days
Adams, DerekDerek Adams Scotland (1975-06-25) 25 June 1975 (age 38) Ross County 1Premiership 19 May 2011[10] 2 years, 340 days
Coughlin, JohnJohn Coughlin Scotland (1963-04-11) 11 April 1963 (age 51) East Stirlingshire 4League Two 31 May 2011[11] 2 years, 328 days
McInally, JimJim McInally Scotland (1964-02-19) 19 February 1964 (age 50) Peterhead 4League Two 22 March 2011[12] 2 years, 199 days
McDonald, GreigGreig McDonald Scotland (1982-05-12) 12 May 1982 (age 31) Stirling Albion 4League Two 3 January 2012[13] 2 years, 111 days
Jefferies, JimJim Jefferies Scotland (1950-11-22) 22 November 1950 (age 63) Dunfermline Athletic 3League One 21 March 2012[14] 2 years, 34 days
Roberts, MarkMark Roberts Scotland (1975-10-29) 29 October 1975 (age 38) Ayr United 3League One 15 May 2012[15] 1 year, 344 days
Murray, GrantGrant Murray Scotland (1975-08-25) 25 August 1975 (age 38) Raith Rovers 2Championship 3 July 2012[16] 1 year, 295 days
McKinnon, RayRay McKinnon Scotland (1970-08-05) 5 August 1970 (age 43) Brechin City 3League One 9 October 2012[17] 1 year, 197 days
Aitken, StephenStephen Aitken Scotland (1976-09-25) 25 September 1976 (age 37) Stranraer 4League One 23 October 2012[18] 27 October 2012[19] 1 year, 183 days
Murray, IanIan Murray Scotland (1981-03-20) 20 March 1981 (age 33) Dumbarton 3Championship 22 November 2012[20] 1 year, 153 days
Chapman, JimJim Chapman Scotland (1965-07-26) 26 July 1965 (age 48) Annan Athletic 4League Two 12 January 2013[21] 1 year, 102 days
McNamara, JackieJackie McNamara Scotland (1973-10-24) 24 October 1973 (age 40) Dundee United 1Premiership 30 January 2013[22] 1 year, 84 days
Archibald, AlanAlan Archibald Scotland (1977-12-13) 13 December 1977 (age 36) Partick Thistle 1Premiership 30 January 2013[23] 22 March 2013[24] 1 year, 84 days
Locke, GaryGary Locke Scotland (1975-06-16) 16 June 1975 (age 38) Heart of Midlothian 1Premiership 28 February 2013[25] 16 March 2013[26] 1 year, 55 days
McInnes, DerekDerek McInnes Scotland (1971-07-05) 5 July 1971 (age 42) Aberdeen 1Premiership 25 March 2013[27] 1 year, 30 days
Neil, AlexAlex Neil Scotland (1981-06-09) 9 June 1981 (age 32) Hamilton Academical 2Championship 3 April 2013[28] 24 May 2013[29] 1 year, 21 days
Holt, GaryGary Holt Scotland (1973-03-09) 9 March 1973 (age 41) Falkirk 2Championship 3 April 2013[30] 1 year, 21 days
Ward, JamesJames Ward Scotland (1972-04-25) 25 April 1972 (age 41) Albion Rovers 4League Two 18 May 2013[31] 0 years, 341 days
Wright, TommyTommy Wright Northern Ireland (1963-08-29) 29 August 1963 (age 50) St. Johnstone 1Premiership 10 June 2013[32] 0 years, 318 days
Johnston, AllanAllan Johnston Scotland (1973-12-14) 14 December 1973 (age 40) Kilmarnock 1Premiership 25 June 2013[33] 0 years, 303 days
McIntyre, JimJim McIntyre Scotland (1972-05-24) 24 May 1972 (age 41) Queen of the South 2Championship 27 June 2013[34] 0 years, 301 days
McGlynn, JohnJohn McGlynn Scotland (1961-12-19) 19 December 1961 (age 52) Livingston 2Championship 12 September 2013[35] 0 years, 224 days
Bollan, GaryGary Bollan Scotland (1973-03-24) 24 March 1973 (age 41) Airdrieonians 3League One 25 October 2013[36] 0 years, 181 days
Butcher, TerryTerry Butcher England (1958-12-28) 28 December 1958 (age 55) Hibernian 1Premiership 12 November 2013[37] 0 years, 163 days
Naysmith, GaryGary Naysmith Scotland (1978-11-16) 16 November 1978 (age 35) East Fife 3League One 25 November 2013[38] 18 December 2013[39] 0 years, 150 days
Nicholl, JimmyJimmy Nicholl Northern Ireland (1956-12-28) 28 December 1956 (age 57) Cowdenbeath 2Championship 30 November 2013[40] 0 years, 145 days
Hughes, JohnJohn Hughes Scotland (1964-09-09) 9 September 1964 (age 49) Inverness CT 1Premiership 4 December 2013[41] 0 years, 141 days
Shiels, KennyKenny Shiels Northern Ireland (1956-04-27) 27 April 1956 (age 57) Greenock Morton 2Championship 25 November 2013[42] 0 years, 132 days
Cameron, ColinColin Cameron Scotland (1972-10-23) 23 October 1972 (age 41) Berwick Rangers 4League Two 14 January 2014[43] 0 years, 100 days
MacPherson, GusGus MacPherson Scotland (1968-10-11) 11 October 1968 (age 45) Queen's Park 4League Two 22 January 2014[44] 0 years, 92 days
Wilson, BarryBarry Wilson Scotland (1972-02-16) 16 February 1972 (age 42) Elgin City 4League Two 28 January 2014[45] 0 years, 86 days
Smith, BarryBarry Smith Scotland (1974-02-19) 19 February 1974 (age 40) Alloa Athletic 2Championship 30 January 2014[46] 0 years, 84 days
Hartley, PaulPaul Hartley Scotland (1976-10-19) 19 October 1976 (age 37) Dundee 2Championship 5 February 2014[47] 0 years, 78 days
Booth, ScottScott Booth Scotland (1971-12-16) 16 December 1971 (age 42) Stenhousemuir 3League One 18 February 2014[48] 0 years, 65 days
Montrose 4League Two

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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