List of Scottish Professional Football League managers

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This is a list of Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) managers, in order of the date of their appointment. The SPFL has 42 member clubs and is split into four divisions; the Premiership (12 clubs), the Championship (10), League One (10), and League Two (10).

List of managers[edit]

Manager Nationality Date of Birth and Age Club Division Caretaker appointment[note 1] Permanent appointment Time as manager[note 1]
Jardine, GaryGary Jardine Scotland Edinburgh City 4League Two January 2010[1] 7 years
McInally, JimJim McInally Scotland (1964-02-19) 19 February 1964 (age 53) Peterhead 3League One 7 October 2011[2] 5 years, 137 days
Chapman, JimJim Chapman Scotland (1965-07-26) 26 July 1965 (age 51) Annan Athletic 4League Two 12 January 2013[3] 4 years, 40 days
Archibald, AlanAlan Archibald Scotland (1977-12-13) 13 December 1977 (age 39) Partick Thistle 1Premiership 30 January 2013[4] 22 March 2013[5] 4 years, 22 days
McInnes, DerekDerek McInnes Scotland (1971-07-05) 5 July 1971 (age 45) Aberdeen 1Premiership 25 March 2013[6] 3 years, 333 days
Wright, TommyTommy Wright Northern Ireland (1963-08-29) 29 August 1963 (age 53) St Johnstone 1Premiership 10 June 2013[7] 3 years, 256 days
MacPherson, GusGus MacPherson Scotland (1968-10-11) 11 October 1968 (age 48) Queen's Park 3League One 22 January 2014[8] 3 years, 30 days
Hartley, PaulPaul Hartley Scotland (1976-10-19) 19 October 1976 (age 40) Dundee 1Premiership 5 February 2014[9] 3 years, 16 days
Duffy, JimJim Duffy Scotland (1959-04-27) 27 April 1959 (age 57) Greenock Morton 2Championship 19 May 2014[10] 2 years, 278 days
Young, DarrenDarren Young Scotland (1978-10-13) 13 October 1978 (age 38) Albion Rovers 3League One 10 June 2014[11] 2 years, 256 days
Houston, PeterPeter Houston Scotland (1958-07-19) 19 July 1958 (age 58) Falkirk 2Championship 12 June 2014[12] 2 years, 254 days
Ferguson, BarryBarry Ferguson Scotland (1978-02-02) 2 February 1978 (age 39) Clyde 4League Two 13 June 2014[13] 2 years, 253 days
McIntyre, JimJim McIntyre Scotland (1972-05-24) 24 May 1972 (age 44) Ross County 1Premiership 9 September 2014[14] 2 years, 165 days
Weir, JimJim Weir Scotland (1969-06-15) 15 June 1969 (age 47) Elgin City 4League Two 27 November 2014[15] 2 years, 86 days
McCall, IanIan McCall Scotland (1964-09-30) 30 September 1964 (age 52) Ayr United 2Championship 5 January 2015[16] 2 years, 47 days
Canning, MartinMartin Canning Scotland (1981-12-03) 3 December 1981 (age 35) Hamilton Academical 1Premiership 9 January 2015[17] 23 January 2015[18] 2 years, 43 days
Ferguson, BrownBrown Ferguson Scotland (1981-06-04) 4 June 1981 (age 35) Stenhousemuir 3League One 3 February 2015[19] 2 April 2015[20] 2 years, 18 days
Johnston, AllanAllan Johnston Scotland (1973-12-14) 14 December 1973 (age 43) Dunfermline Athletic 2Championship 8 May 2015[21] 1 year, 289 days
Aitken, StephenStephen Aitken Scotland (1976-09-25) 25 September 1976 (age 40) Dumbarton 2Championship 27 May 2015[22] 1 year, 270 days
Dods, DarrenDarren Dods Scotland (1975-06-07) 7 June 1975 (age 41) Brechin City 3League One 10 June 2015[23] 1 year, 256 days
McGhee, MarkMark McGhee Scotland (1957-05-25) 25 May 1957 (age 59) Motherwell 1Premiership 13 October 2015[24] 1 year, 131 days
Coughlin, JohnJohn Coughlin Scotland (1963-04-11) 11 April 1963 (age 53) Berwick Rangers 4League Two 6 November 2015[25] 1 year, 107 days
Bollan, GaryGary Bollan Scotland (1973-03-24) 24 March 1973 (age 43) Forfar Athletic 4League Two 21 December 2015[26] 1 year, 62 days
Hopkin, DavidDavid Hopkin Scotland (1970-08-21) 21 August 1970 (age 46) Livingston 3League One 22 December 2015[27] 5 January 2016[28] 1 year, 61 days
Campbell, DickDick Campbell Scotland (1953-11-22) 22 November 1953 (age 63) Arbroath 4League Two 8 March 2016[29] 350 days
McKinnon, RayRay McKinnon Scotland (1970-08-05) 5 August 1970 (age 46) Dundee United 2Championship 12 May 2016[30] 285 days
Rodgers, BrendanBrendan Rodgers Northern Ireland (1973-01-26) 26 January 1973 (age 44) Celtic 1Premiership 20 May 2016[31] 277 days
Fox, LiamLiam Fox Scotland (1984-02-02) 2 February 1984 (age 33) Cowdenbeath 4League Two 23 May 2016[32] 274 days
Foran, RichieRichie Foran Ireland (1980-06-16) 16 June 1980 (age 36) Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1Premiership 30 May 2016[33] 267 days
Lennon, NeilNeil Lennon Northern Ireland (1971-06-25) 25 June 1971 (age 45) Hibernian 2Championship 8 June 2016[34] 258 days
Ross, JackJack Ross Scotland (1976-06-05) 5 June 1976 (age 40) St Mirren 2Championship 4 October 2016[35] 140 days
Goodwin, JimJim Goodwin Ireland (1981-11-20) 20 November 1981 (age 35) Alloa Athletic 3League One 11 October 2016[36] 133 days
Wilson, MarkMark Wilson Scotland (1984-06-05) 5 June 1984 (age 32) Airdrieonians 3League One 31 October 2016[37] 113 days
Mackay, DaveDave Mackay Scotland (1980-05-02) 2 May 1980 (age 36) Stirling Albion 4League Two 9 November 2016[38] 104 days
Petrie, StewartStewart Petrie Scotland (1970-02-27) 27 February 1970 (age 46) Montrose 4League Two 4 December 2016[39] 79 days
Cathro, IanIan Cathro Scotland (1986-07-11) 11 July 1986 (age 30) Heart of Midlothian 1Premiership 5 December 2016[40] 78 days
Naysmith, GaryGary Naysmith Scotland (1978-11-16) 16 November 1978 (age 38) Queen of the South 2Championship 5 December 2016[41] 78 days
Smith, BarryBarry Smith Scotland (1974-02-19) 19 February 1974 (age 43) East Fife 3League One 12 December 2016[42] 71 days
Farrell, StephenStephen Farrell Scotland (1973-03-08) 8 March 1973 (age 43) Stranraer 3League One 20 January 2017[43] 32 days
Hughes, JohnJohn Hughes Scotland (1964-09-09) 9 September 1964 (age 52) Raith Rovers 2Championship 10 February 2017[44] 11 days
Murty, GraemeGraeme Murty Scotland (1974-11-13) 13 November 1974 (age 42) Rangers 1Premiership 10 February 2017[45] 11 days
McCulloch, LeeLee McCulloch Scotland (1978-05-14) 14 May 1978 (age 38) Kilmarnock 1Premiership 15 February 2017[46] 6 days

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b In some cases, managers are appointed as caretaker manager prior to being given the position on a more permanent basis. The date of caretaker appointment is used where applicable.

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