List of Scottish Cup winning managers

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This is a list of Scottish Cup winning football managers. The Scottish Cup was first competed for in the 1873–74 season. Football in Scotland did not become a professional sport until the 1890s. This meant that clubs in this early period were generally organised by a management committee, or a board of directors if the club had been incorporated. The position of team manager was not introduced in Scottish football until the 1890s, or even later in some instances.

Willie Maley, with Celtic in 1899, was the first team manager to win the competition. This list gives details of the winning club and their manager in each season since then. Maley is also the most successful manager in the history of the competition, winning 14 Scottish Cups during his long tenure.

Winning managers[edit]

Jock Stein is one of only two managers to have won the Scottish Cup with more than one club. Stein won it eight times with Celtic between 1965 and 1977. His first Scottish Cup victory was with Dunfermline Athletic in 1961.
Billy McNeill won the Scottish Cup three times as a manager, in two spells with Celtic.
Alex Ferguson is the only manager to have won the Scottish Cup more than twice, without having managed either half of the Old Firm. His Aberdeen side won four Scottish Cups between 1982 and 1986.
Dick Advocaat won the Scottish Cup twice, with Rangers in 1999 and 2000.
Gordon Strachan managed the Celtic side that won the Scottish Cup in 2007.
Peter Houston lifts the Scottish Cup in 2010, celebrating the victory of his Dundee United team.
Neil Lennon has won the Scottish Cup twice as a manager, with Celtic in 2011 and 2013.
Final Manager Nationality Club Ref
1899 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1900 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1901 Heart of Midlothian [note 1]
1902 McMichael, DanDan McMichael  Ireland Hibernian [1]
1903 Wilton, WilliamWilliam Wilton  Scotland Rangers
1904 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1905 Wyllie, SamuelSamuel Wyllie  Scotland Third Lanark
1906 Waugh, WilliamWilliam Waugh  Scotland Heart of Midlothian
1907 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1908 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1909 [2]
1910 Wallace, WillieWillie Wallace  Scotland Dundee
1911 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1912 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1913 Nicol, WillieWillie Nicol  Scotland Falkirk
1914 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1920 Spence, HughHugh Spence  Scotland Kilmarnock
1921 Easton, GeorgeGeorge Easton  Scotland Partick Thistle
1922 Cochrane, BobBob Cochrane  Scotland Greenock Morton
1923 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1924 Orr, WillieWillie Orr  Scotland Airdrieonians
1925 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1926 Cochrane, JohnnyJohnny Cochrane  Scotland St. Mirren
1927 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1928 Struth, BillBill Struth  Scotland Rangers
1929 Spence, HughHugh Spence  Scotland Kilmarnock
1930 Struth, BillBill Struth  Scotland Rangers
1931 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1932 Struth, BillBill Struth  Scotland Rangers
1933 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1934 Struth, BillBill Struth  Scotland Rangers
1935 Struth, BillBill Struth  Scotland Rangers
1936 Struth, BillBill Struth  Scotland Rangers
1937 Maley, WillieWillie Maley  Scotland Celtic
1938 McLean, DavidDavid McLean  Scotland East Fife
1939 Travers, PaddyPaddy Travers  Scotland Clyde
1947 Halliday, DaveDave Halliday  Scotland Aberdeen
1948 Struth, BillBill Struth  Scotland Rangers
1949 Struth, BillBill Struth  Scotland Rangers
1950 Struth, BillBill Struth  Scotland Rangers
1951 McGrory, JimmyJimmy McGrory  Scotland Celtic
1952 Stevenson, GeorgeGeorge Stevenson  Scotland Motherwell
1953 Struth, BillBill Struth  Scotland Rangers
1954 McGrory, JimmyJimmy McGrory  Scotland Celtic
1955 Travers, PaddyPaddy Travers  Scotland Clyde
1956 Walker, TommyTommy Walker  Scotland Heart of Midlothian
1957 Smith, RegReg Smith  England Falkirk
1958 Haddow, JohnnyJohnny Haddow  Scotland Clyde
1959 Reid, WillieWillie Reid  Scotland St. Mirren
1960 Symon, ScotScot Symon  Scotland Rangers
1961 Stein, JockJock Stein  Scotland Dunfermline Athletic
1962 Symon, ScotScot Symon  Scotland Rangers
1963 Symon, ScotScot Symon  Scotland Rangers
1964 Symon, ScotScot Symon  Scotland Rangers
1965 Stein, JockJock Stein  Scotland Celtic
1966 Symon, ScotScot Symon  Scotland Rangers
1967 Stein, JockJock Stein  Scotland Celtic
1968 Farm, GeorgeGeorge Farm  Scotland Dunfermline Athletic
1969 Stein, JockJock Stein  Scotland Celtic
1970 Turnbull, EddieEddie Turnbull  Scotland Aberdeen
1971 Stein, JockJock Stein  Scotland Celtic
1972 Stein, JockJock Stein  Scotland Celtic
1973 Wallace, Jr., JockJock Wallace, Jr.  Scotland Rangers
1974 Stein, JockJock Stein  Scotland Celtic
1975 Stein, JockJock Stein  Scotland Celtic
1976 Wallace, Jr., JockJock Wallace, Jr.  Scotland Rangers
1977 Stein, JockJock Stein  Scotland Celtic
1978 Wallace, Jr., JockJock Wallace, Jr.  Scotland Rangers
1979 Greig, JohnJohn Greig  Scotland Rangers
1980 McNeill, BillyBilly McNeill  Scotland Celtic
1981 Greig, JohnJohn Greig  Scotland Rangers
1982 Ferguson, AlexAlex Ferguson  Scotland Aberdeen
1983 Ferguson, AlexAlex Ferguson  Scotland Aberdeen
1984 Ferguson, AlexAlex Ferguson  Scotland Aberdeen
1985 Hay, DavidDavid Hay  Scotland Celtic
1986 Ferguson, AlexAlex Ferguson  Scotland Aberdeen
1987 Smith, AlexAlex Smith  Scotland St. Mirren
1988 McNeill, BillyBilly McNeill  Scotland Celtic
1989 McNeill, BillyBilly McNeill  Scotland Celtic
1990 Smith, AlexAlex Smith  Scotland Aberdeen
1991 McLean, TommyTommy McLean  Scotland Motherwell
1992 Smith, WalterWalter Smith  Scotland Rangers
1993 Smith, WalterWalter Smith  Scotland Rangers
1994 Golac, IvanIvan Golac  Yugoslavia Dundee United
1995 Burns, TommyTommy Burns  Scotland Celtic
1996 Smith, WalterWalter Smith  Scotland Rangers
1997 Williamson, BobbyBobby Williamson  Scotland Kilmarnock
1998 Jefferies, JimJim Jefferies  Scotland Heart of Midlothian
1999 Advocaat, DickDick Advocaat  Netherlands Rangers
2000 Advocaat, DickDick Advocaat  Netherlands Rangers
2001 O'Neill, MartinMartin O'Neill  Northern Ireland Celtic
2002 McLeish, AlexAlex McLeish  Scotland Rangers
2003 McLeish, AlexAlex McLeish  Scotland Rangers
2004 O'Neill, MartinMartin O'Neill  Northern Ireland Celtic
2005 O'Neill, MartinMartin O'Neill  Northern Ireland Celtic
2006 Ivanauskas, ValdasValdas Ivanauskas  Lithuania Heart of Midlothian
2007 Strachan, GordonGordon Strachan  Scotland Celtic
2008 Smith, WalterWalter Smith  Scotland Rangers
2009 Smith, WalterWalter Smith  Scotland Rangers
2010 Houston, PeterPeter Houston  Scotland Dundee United
2011 Lennon, NeilNeil Lennon  Northern Ireland Celtic
2012 Sérgio Bento Brito, PauloPaulo Sérgio Bento Brito  Portugal Heart of Midlothian
2013 Lennon, NeilNeil Lennon  Northern Ireland Celtic
2014 Wright, TommyTommy Wright  Northern Ireland St. Johnstone

By individual[edit]

Rank Name Wins Club(s) Winning Years
1 Willie Maley 14 Celtic 1899, 1900, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1931, 1933, 1937
2 Bill Struth 10 Rangers 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953
3 Jock Stein 9 Dunfermline Athletic, Celtic 1961, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977
4 Walter Smith 5 Rangers 1992, 1993, 1996, 2008, 2009
= Scot Symon 5 Rangers 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966
6 Alex Ferguson 4 Aberdeen 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986
7 Billy McNeill 3 Celtic 1980, 1988, 1989
= Martin O'Neill 3 Celtic 2001, 2004, 2005
= Jock Wallace, Jr. 3 Rangers 1973, 1976, 1978
10 Dick Advocaat 2 Rangers 1999, 2000
= John Greig 2 Rangers 1979, 1981
= Neil Lennon 2 Celtic 2011, 2013
= Jimmy McGrory 2 Celtic 1951, 1954
= Alex McLeish 2 Rangers 2002, 2003
= Alex Smith 2 St. Mirren, Aberdeen 1987, 1990
= Hugh Spence 2 Kilmarnock 1920, 1929
= Paddy Travers 2 Clyde 1939, 1955

By nationality[edit]

Country Managers Total
 Scotland 38 89
 Northern Ireland 3 6
 Netherlands 2 2
 England 1 1
 Ireland 1 1
 Lithuania 1 1
 Portugal 1 1
 Yugoslavia 1 1

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In the early years of organised football, many clubs did not appoint a manager. A management committee or board of directors (if the club had been incorporated) would pick the team instead.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Dale (25 November 2013). "Tribute to Hibs’ Scottish Cup boss Dan McMichael". Edinburgh Evening News (Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Dart, James; Lutz, Tom (21 March 2007). "Why no one won the Scottish Cup in 1909". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 December 2013.