John Hagart

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John Hagart
Personal information
Full name John Hagart
Date of birth (1937-11-19)19 November 1937
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death 1 June 2010(2010-06-01) (aged 72)
Place of death Scotland
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Armadale Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1961 Berwick Rangers 5 (0)
Armadale Thistle
Teams managed
1974–1977 Heart of Midlothian
1979–1982 Falkirk [1]
1983–1986 Rangers (reserve team coach)
1987 Partick Thistle (caretaker)

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


John Hagart (19 November 1937 – 1 June 2010) was a Scottish football player and manager. He bossed Scottish sides Hearts and Falkirk during the later 1970s and early 1980s.

Hagart had a modest playing career, making only five senior league appearances for Berwick Rangers during the 1960–61 season.[2] He also played in the junior leagues for Armadale Thistle.[2]

Hagart was appointed manager of Heart of Midlothian on 12 October 1974 replacing Bobby Seith. After two seasons in the Premier Division the club was relegated, for the first time in its history, during the 1976–77 season. The side finished second bottom in the league with Hagart taking full responsibility and being dismissed on 23 April 1977.

Hagart signed up as Falkirk manager in 1979. He guided the then Division Two side to promotion in season 1979–80. Two mid-table finishes in the following seasons led to Hagart leaving in 1982.[3]

A year later Hagart accepted the position of reserve team coach at Rangers working under then new manager Jock Wallace. He left along with Wallace when Graeme Souness arrived at the club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falkirk FC Managers
  2. ^ a b "John Hagart". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  3. ^ http://sport.scotsman.com/heartofmidlothianfc/ExHearts-manager-John-Hagart-dies.6337354.jp

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