Alan Murray (footballer)
|Date of birth||5 November 1949|
|Place of birth||Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Alan Murray (born 5 November 1949) is a former English footballer, coach and manager.
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Murray spent the first years of his playing career at Middlesbrough, gradually honing his coaching skills as he struggled to break into the first team. He later moved on to York City, Brentford and Doncaster Rovers before finishing his playing career at Frickley Athletic.
His coaching skills were put to the test at Hartlepool United in 1991 when, with boss Cyril Knowles battling against a brain tumour that was to eventually prove fatal, Murray was shuffled from his chief executive role to the position of manager. A 17-month stint at Darlington followed where he gradually pulled the team away from the foot of the Football League before he teamed up with former teammate Graeme Souness at Southampton.
|Hartlepool United||June 1991||February 1993||90||36||31||23||40.0|
|Darlington||October 1993||March 1995||64||21||29||14||32.8|
- "Saturday Spotlight: Murray's career comes full circle with return". archive.thenorthernecho.co.uk. 16 October 2004. Retrieved 3 June 2009.