Alan Murray (footballer)

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Alan Murray
Personal information
Date of birth (1949-11-05) 5 November 1949 (age 69)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1971 Middlesbrough 10 (1)
1971–1972 York City 4 (0)
1972–1973 Brentford 45 (7)
1973–1977 Doncaster Rovers 146 (21)
Frickley Athletic
Total 205 (29)
Teams managed
1991–1993 Hartlepool United
1993–1995 Darlington
1999 Benfica B
* 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.[1]

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.[1]

In September 2004 he once again joined Souness this time at Newcastle United as assistant manager.[1]

Managerial stats[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Hartlepool United England June 1991 February 1993 90 36 31 23 40.0
Darlington England October 1993 March 1995 64 21 29 14 32.8


  1. ^ a b c "Saturday Spotlight: Murray's career comes full circle with return". 16 October 2004. Retrieved 3 June 2009.

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