Andy Scott (English footballer)

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Andy Scott
Personal information
Full name Andrew Scott
Date of birth (1972-08-02) 2 August 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Epsom, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Sutton United
1992–1997 Sheffield United 75 (6)
1996 Chesterfield (loan) 5 (3)
1997 Bury (loan) 8 (0)
1997–2001 Brentford 125 (30)
2001–2004 Oxford United 95 (24)
2004–2005 Leyton Orient 47 (10)
Total 355 (73)
Teams managed
2007–2011 Brentford
2011–2012 Rotherham United
2013–2015 Aldershot Town

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew "Andy" Scott (born 2 August 1972) is an English former professional footballer whose clubs included Sheffield United, Brentford, Oxford United and Leyton Orient. He was most recently the manager of Aldershot Town until January 2015. He was manager of Rotherham United before that, until he was sacked in March 2012. During his playing career, Scott was primarily a striker but also played on the left wing at times. He was forced to retire in 2005 due to heart problems.

Playing career[edit]

Scott started his career in the youth system at Division One side Wimbledon under Geoff Taylor, but was released before making a first team appearance and joined non-league Sutton United.[1] Scott was signed by Sheffield United for £50,000 in 1992, linking up with Geoff Taylor again, who was then the club's assistant manager.[1] After loan spells at Bury and Chesterfield he signed for Brentford for £75,000 in November 1997, again linking up with Geoff Taylor, then Brentford's Director of Youth Football.[1] He played 143 games for The Bees in all competitions during a five-year spell at Griffin Park. Scott moved on to Oxford United, again for £75,000, in January 2001. Scott moved to Leyton Orient in 2004, but was forced into retirement at the end of the 2004–05 season after a heart defect was discovered.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

After his retirement, Scott landed a coaching role at Leyton Orient. He went on to become youth team manager. On 9 May 2007, Scott was appointed assistant manager at Brentford to Terry Butcher. On 11 December, Scott was named caretaker manager of Brentford following the sacking of Butcher. His caretaker spell was a successful one, and he landed the role permanently on 4 January 2008, signing a five-year contract.

His first calendar year in charge was recognised with an award, the BBC London "Manager of The Year" for 2008.[3]

In his first full season in charge, Scott led the west London club to the 2008–09 Football League Two title (English football's 4th tier), confirming the championship with a 3–1 away win at Darlington on 25 April.[4]

Scott was awarded the League Two Manager of the Month award for April/May 2009; which recognised his team's title and also the circumstances in which it had been achieved—four first choice strikers were hospitalised in the last 8 games of the campaign.[citation needed]

Scott was runner up of the LMA Manager of the Year Award for League Two in 2009 after the promotion winning season, losing out to Paul Tisdale of Exeter City. On 3 February 2011, he was sacked as manager of Brentford after a 4–1 defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge.[5] His sacking was criticised by Wojciech Szczęsny when he posted Twitter tweeting "“What a joke! Andy Scott sacked?! He is a fantastic manager and Brentford will pay the price. They were struggling in League Two when AS took over! He is the only reason why Brentford is in League One.”[6] Scott signed Szczęsny in 2009 and gave him more playing time.

On 13 April 2011, Scott was named manager of Rotherham United on a three-year contract.[7] Scott was awarded the League Two Manager of the Month award for August 2011 after a good run of results and start with Rotherham.[8] In March 2012 he was sacked after less than one year in charge.[9]

On 22 February 2013, Scott was named manager of Aldershot Town following Dean Holdsworth's departure.

Almost two years later, on 21 January 2015, Scott was relieved of his duties along with his assistant Terry Bullivant, as Aldershot had only won one of their past nine league games.

Personal life[edit]

He is the brother of Rob Scott. He attended Wilson's School in Wallington.[1] He studied Sports Studies at university.[1]


As a manager[edit]


Managerial statistics[edit]

All competitive league games (league and domestic cup) and international matches (including friendlies) are included.

As of 21 January 2015
Team Nat Year Record
G W D L Win %
Brentford England 2007–2011 168 64 55 49 38.10
Rotherham United England 2011–2012 46 15 14 17 32.61
Aldershot Town England 2013–2015 103 33 28 42 32.04
Career Total 317 112 97 108 35.33


  1. ^ a b c d e Brentford Official Matchday Magazine versus Brighton & Hove Albion 22/08/98. Blackheath: Morganprint. 1998. p. 16. 
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  3. ^ "Scotty scoops award". 7 December 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "25 April 2009 Darlington 1–3 Brentford". 24 April 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Andy Scott sacked by Brentford". The Independent. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gunner Szczesny hot over Scott sacking". Mirror Football. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rotherham appoint Andy Scott as new manager". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Scott named Manager of the Month". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Andy Scott sacked as Rotherham United manager". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 

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