Brian Reid (footballer)
|Full name||Brian Robertson Reid|
|Date of birth||15 June 1970|
|Place of birth||Paisley, Scotland|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|1994||→ Newcastle United (loan)||0||(0)|
|2001||→ Blackpool (loan)||13||(0)|
|2003–2006||Queen of the South||66||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
His lengthy playing career saw him with spells at Greenock Morton (two spells), Rangers, Newcastle United, Burnley, Dunfermline Athletic, Blackpool, Falkirk, Queen of the South and finishing at Ayr United.
He began his management career with his last playing club Ayr United before moving abroad to take charge of Filipino club Global F.C.. After a spell in charge of the Philippines under 23 squad, he also had a short spell with English club Nuneaton Town before his return to Scotland to manage Scottish League One side Stranraer until 2017.
Reid, a central defender, started his career at Morton. After winning the Cappielow club's player of the season award, Reid became Graeme Souness's last signing for Rangers. Reid suffered a cruciate ligament knee injury shortly after signing for the Ibrox club, however, which almost finished his career. Reid was played sparingly for Rangers, who eventually loaned him out to Newcastle United in 1994 but he made no first-team appearances for the St James' Park club.
After returning to Morton in 1996 for two seasons, Reid went on to play for Burnley, Dunfermline Athletic, Blackpool (on loan initially, then signed permanently), Falkirk, Queen of the South and Ayr United.
Reid was appointed manager of Ayr United in October 2007. In his first full season in charge of the Honest Men, Reid took them up to the First Division following play-off victories over Brechin City and Airdrie United; however, Ayr failed to remain in the First Division, finishing bottom, and were relegated after one season.
In the Seasonal playoffs of the 2010-2011 season "The Honest Men" were once again promoted to the first Division after a 2-1 win. Ayr were relegated to the Second Division in 2012 after they lost in the playoffs semifinals following a ninth-place finish in the First Division, and Reid's contract was not renewed. It was announced that in the 2012-13 season, he would be replaced by Mark Roberts, who signed for Ayr as a player in January 2009.
In January 2013, Philippine side Global FC acquired Reid to handle the team as part of their participation in the 2013 AFC President's Cup. Global FC is one of the two Southeast Asian clubs in the competition for clubs for "emerging nations" in Asia.
In March 2013, Reid was featured on the official Global FC website where he revealed his life story, football and career experiences. The interview also focused on how he ended up in the Philippines, his plans for the club and other coaching strategies. Global FC is Reid's first coaching job in the international arena.
On 29 May 2015, Reid was appointed manager of Scottish League One side Stranraer, following the departure of Stephen Aitken to Dumbarton. After a series of disappointing results which left the club bottom of League One, Reid resigned as manager on 16 January 2017.
As of 14 January 2017[update]
|Ayr United||October 2007||May 2012||224||88||56||80||39.29|
|Global FC||January 2013||April 2014|
|Nuneaton Town||April 2014||September 2014||10||2||2||6||20.00|
|Stranraer||May 2015||January 2017||73||28||10||35||38.36|
No statistics currently available for Global FC and Philippines u23.
Honours and Achievements
- Ayr United
- "Ayr swiftly appoint Reid as boss". BBC Sport. 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- "Ayr United Promoted After Play-Off Victory". Ayrshire Post. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
- "Change in Manager". Ayr United F.C. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
- Tupas, Cedelf (5 January 2013). "UFL gives champ Global green light to join AFC tilt". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- Gonzales, Jenina & Gonzales, Miji. "Scot Session: Brian Reid".
- "Boro part company with manager Brian Reid". Coventry Telegraph. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- "Brian Reid Appointed as Manager". Stranraer FC. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
- "Brian Reid Leaves Club". Stranraer FC. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
- "Brian Reid: Stranraer manager leaves Scottish League One bottom side". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.