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|Full name||Donald Leitch|
|Date of birth||6 October 1969|
|Place of birth||Motherwell, Scotland|
|Playing position||Midfielder (retired)|
|2007–2009||Motherwell (Assistant Manager)|
|2013-||Aberdeen (Assistant manager)|
|–||Motherwell (Academy director)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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. 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. In November 2013 Leitch was appointed as academy director at Motherwell.
Leitch has two sons, Jack and Robbie, who are both playing for the youth teams at Motherwell, one of his former clubs. 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.
- Leitch quits post at Ross County – BBC Sport
- Aberdeen sack manager McGhee, irishtimes.com December 1, 2010
- "Motherwell return for Scott Leitch as former captain is appointed academy director". Daily Record. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
- Leitch glad to be back at Well, stv interview 18 June 2007.