Andy Millen

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Andy Millen
Personal information
Full name Andrew Frank Millen
Date of birth (1965-06-10) 10 June 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Kilmarnock (Development squad manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 St Johnstone 71 (2)
1987–1990 Alloa Athletic 111 (9)
1990–1993 Hamilton Academical 119 (4)
1993–1995 Kilmarnock 57 (0)
1995 Ipswich Town (loan) ? (0)
1995–1997 Hibernian 51 (0)
1997 Raith Rovers 18 (0)
1997 Ayr United (loan) 3 (1)
1997–1999 Ayr United 57 (2)
1999–2001 Greenock Morton 44 (0)
2001–2004 Clyde 89 (11)
2004–2008 St Mirren 114 (1)
2011 Queen's Park 19 (0)
Total 745 (30)
National team
1994 Scotland B 1 (0)
Teams managed
2014–2015 Ayr United (caretaker)
2015–2017 Greenock Morton (Development squad manager)
2017- Kilmarnock (Development squad manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrew "Andy" Frank Millen (born 10 June 1965, in Glasgow) is a Scottish professional football player and coach. He is currently the development squad manager at Kilmarnock, after leaving a similar post at Greenock Morton.

During his long career, Millen played primarily as a defender for St Johnstone, Alloa Athletic, Hamilton Academical, Kilmarnock, Hibernian, Raith Rovers, Ayr United, Greenock Morton and Clyde.

He continued to play for St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League aged 42. Millen played for Queen's Park in the Scottish Third Division, aged 45.


Early in his playing career, Millen won the Scottish Challenge Cup twice with Hamilton. During his spell with Kilmarnock he won a Scotland B cap against Wales B.[1]

Millen earned fame later in his career for continuing to play at a senior level despite his advanced professional age. When he played for St Mirren against Dundee United on 5 May 2007 at Tannadice, he became the oldest player to play in the Scottish Premier League.[2] He broke the record set by Aberdeen goalkeeper Jim Leighton, who was aged 41 years and 302 days when he last played in the SPL.[2] Gus MacPherson argued that Millen's record is more notable because Millen played in the more physical role of an outfield player.[2]

Millen took control of the St Mirren team for a match against Motherwell in November 2007, after a family bereavement prevented Gus MacPherson from attending the match, which ended in a 1–1 draw.[citation needed]

Millen announced his intention to retire from first team football in June 2008.[3] During his time with St Mirren, he won the Scottish Challenge Cup and the Scottish First Division in the 2005–06 season.[3] Millen's last league appearance was against Hearts on 15 March 2008, which meant that he set the SPL record for oldest player at 42 years and 279 days, almost a whole year more than the previous record.

Millen continued working as assistant manager to Gus MacPherson after retiring as a player. After Danny Lennon was appointed as manager, however, Millen left the club to allow Lennon to appoint his own backroom staff.[4]

Millen was appointed as Billy Reid's new assistant at Hamilton Academical in July 2010.[5] He left the club in December due to a contract dispute.[6]

Due to an injury to James Brough, Millen re-registered as a player to sign for amateurs Queen's Park in January 2011.

Millen was appointed assistant manager of Queen of the South on his 46th birthday on 10 June 2011.[7] Millen parted company with Queens on 30 April 2012, alongside MacPherson, after the club was relegated to the Scottish Second Division.[8] He then became assistant to Mark Roberts at Ayr United and was appointed caretaker manager in December 2014, after Roberts was sacked.[9]

Millen was appointed Development Squad Manager at Greenock Morton in May 2015.[10] He left the club in May 2017 to take any opportunity elsewhere.[11] It was announced that he had taken over the development squad manager's role at Kilmarnock.[12]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2017

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Ayr United (caretaker) Scotland December 2014 January 2015 3 0 1 2 000.00
Greenock Morton (U20) Scotland May 2015 May 2017 46 29 11 6 063.04
Kilmarnock (U20) Scotland May 2017 present 0 0 0 0 !



Hamilton Academical

St Mirren



  • Development League West (1): Champions 2015-16


  1. ^ SCOTLAND B INTERNATIONALS, Scottish Football Association.
  2. ^ a b c "Millen confirmed as SPL's oldest". BBC Sport. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Millen hangs up boots for Buddies". BBC Sport. 24 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "St Mirren and Millen part company". BBC News. 11 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Andy Millen given Hamilton Accies assistant manager job". BBC Sport. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  6. ^ McDermott, Scott (12 December 2010). "Hamilton U-turn as Stuart Taylor is re-appointed first-team coach 10 days after leaving club". Sunday Mail. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Gus is our new Manager" 10 Jun 2011
  8. ^
  9. ^ Barnes, John (16 December 2014). "Ayr United sack manager Mark Roberts". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (25 May 2015). "Millen takes Morton under-20s role". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  11. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (16 May 2017). "Andy Millen leaves development squad post". Greenock Morton F.C. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "Andy Millen appointed U20 manager". Kilmarnock F.C. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  • Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2. 

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