Scott Leitch

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Scott Leitch
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Personal information
Full name Donald Leitch
Date of birth (1969-10-06) 6 October 1969 (age 44)
Place of birth Motherwell, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Youth career
1986–1987 Motherwell
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Shettleston Juniors
1990–1993 Dunfermline Athletic 99 (16)
1993–1996 Hearts 55 (2)
1996–2000 Swindon Town 124 (1)
2000–2006 Motherwell 128 (1)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Ross County
2007–2009 Motherwell (Assistant Manager)
2009–2010 Aberdeen (Assistant manager)
2013- Motherwell (Academy director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Scott Leitch (born 6 October 1969 in Motherwell) is a Scottish former professional footballer and former manager of Ross County.

Leitch began his playing career in 1989 at Shettleston Juniors F.C. before turning professional with Dunfermline Athletic in April 1990. After three years at East End Park, he joined Hearts where he remained for another three years before moving to England with Swindon Town in a £15,000 transfer. Leitch returned to Scotland in 2000 with home-town team Motherwell where he became an integral part of their midfield. He played 128 league games, scoring 1 goal.

A succession of injury problems prompted Leitch to quit football in 2006 and turn to management with Ross County, where he was officially appointed on 18 April 2006. He guided the Staggies to their first national trophy in November 2006, when they won the Scottish Challenge Cup against Clyde in Perth, however the club were also relegated from the Scottish First Division the same season.

On April 30, 2007, Leitch resigned as manager of Ross County after the club's relegation from the First Division. He subsequently became assistant manager to Mark McGhee at Motherwell.[1] Leitch became the assistant manager of Aberdeen when McGhee became their manager. Leitch was sacked by Aberdeen on 1 December 2010 along with manager Mark McGhee and Colin Meldrum after a poor run of results left them only spared from the foot of the SPL by goal difference and they also oversaw the SPL's heaviest ever defeat when Celtic beat the Dons 9-0.[2] In November 2013 Leitch was appointed as academy director at Motherwell.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Leitch has two sons, Jack and Robbie, who are both playing for the youth teams at Motherwell, one of his former clubs. Scott also has a half-brother called Ross "Wolfy" Mitchell. Robbie goes to Dalziel High School in Motherwell while Jack left school in summer 2011 to sign a contract with Motherwell FC, he plays at under 20s level but recently made his first team debut.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Leitch quits post at Ross County – BBC Sport
  2. ^ Aberdeen sack manager McGhee, irishtimes.com December 1, 2010
  3. ^ "Motherwell return for Scott Leitch as former captain is appointed academy director". Daily Record. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 

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