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]
McInally, JimJim McInally Scotland (1964-02-19) 19 February 1964 (age 51) Peterhead 3League One 7 October 2011[1] 4 years, 128 days
Chapman, JimJim Chapman Scotland (1965-07-26) 26 July 1965 (age 50) Annan Athletic 4League Two 12 January 2013[2] 3 years, 31 days
Archibald, AlanAlan Archibald Scotland (1977-12-13) 13 December 1977 (age 38) Partick Thistle 1Premiership 30 January 2013[3] 22 March 2013[4] 3 years, 13 days
McInnes, DerekDerek McInnes Scotland (1971-07-05) 5 July 1971 (age 44) Aberdeen 1Premiership 25 March 2013[5] 2 years, 324 days
Wright, TommyTommy Wright Northern Ireland (1963-08-29) 29 August 1963 (age 52) St Johnstone 1Premiership 10 June 2013[6] 2 years, 247 days
Naysmith, GaryGary Naysmith Scotland (1978-11-16) 16 November 1978 (age 37) East Fife 4League Two 25 November 2013[7] 18 December 2013[8] 2 years, 79 days
Hughes, JohnJohn Hughes Scotland (1964-09-09) 9 September 1964 (age 51) Inverness CT 1Premiership 4 December 2013[9] 2 years, 70 days
MacPherson, GusGus MacPherson Scotland (1968-10-11) 11 October 1968 (age 47) Queen's Park 4League Two 22 January 2014[10] 2 years, 21 days
Hartley, PaulPaul Hartley Scotland (1976-10-19) 19 October 1976 (age 39) Dundee 1Premiership 5 February 2014[11] 2 years, 7 days
Tully, CraigCraig Tully Scotland (1976-01-07) 7 January 1976 (age 40) East Stirlingshire 4League Two 28 April 2014[12][13][14] 1 year, 290 days
Neilson, RobbieRobbie Neilson Scotland (1980-06-19) 19 June 1980 (age 35) Heart of Midlothian 1Premiership 12 May 2014[15] 1 year, 276 days
Duffy, JimJim Duffy Scotland (1959-04-27) 27 April 1959 (age 56) Greenock Morton 2Championship 19 May 2014[16] 1 year, 269 days
Deila, RonnyRonny Deila Norway (1975-09-21) 21 September 1975 (age 40) Celtic 1Premiership 6 June 2014[17] 1 year, 251 days
Young, DarrenDarren Young Scotland (1978-10-13) 13 October 1978 (age 37) Albion Rovers 3League One 10 June 2014[18] 1 year, 247 days
Houston, PeterPeter Houston Scotland (1958-07-19) 19 July 1958 (age 57) Falkirk 2Championship 12 June 2014[19] 1 year, 245 days
Ferguson, BarryBarry Ferguson Scotland (1978-02-02) 2 February 1978 (age 38) Clyde 4League Two 13 June 2014[20] 1 year, 244 days
Stubbs, AlanAlan Stubbs England (1971-10-06) 6 October 1971 (age 44) Hibernian 2Championship 24 June 2014[21] 1 year, 233 days
McIntyre, JimJim McIntyre Scotland (1972-05-24) 24 May 1972 (age 43) Ross County 1Premiership 9 September 2014[22] 1 year, 156 days
Fowler, JamesJames Fowler Scotland (1980-10-26) 26 October 1980 (age 35) Queen of the South 2Championship 9 September 2014[23] 30 September 2014[24] 1 year, 156 days
McLaren, StuartStuart McLaren Scotland (1975-08-28) 28 August 1975 (age 40) Stirling Albion 4League Two 2 November 2014[25] 1 year, 102 days
Weir, JimJim Weir Scotland (1969-06-15) 15 June 1969 (age 46) Elgin City 4League Two 27 November 2014[26] 1 year, 77 days
McCall, IanIan McCall Scotland (1964-09-30) 30 September 1964 (age 51) Ayr United 3League One 5 January 2015[27] 1 year, 38 days
Canning, MartinMartin Canning Scotland (1981-12-03) 3 December 1981 (age 34) Hamilton Academical 1Premiership 9 January 2015[28] 23 January 2015[29] 1 year, 34 days
Ferguson, BrownBrown Ferguson Scotland (1981-06-04) 4 June 1981 (age 34) Stenhousemuir 3League One 3 February 2015[30] 2 April 2015[31] 1 year, 9 days
Hegarty, PaulPaul Hegarty Scotland (1954-07-25) 25 July 1954 (age 61) Montrose 4League Two 19 February 2015[32] 358 days
Lumsden, ToddTodd Lumsden England (1978-02-06) 6 February 1978 (age 38) Arbroath 4League Two 13 April 2015[33] 30 April 2015[34] 305 days
Johnston, AllanAllan Johnston Scotland (1973-12-14) 14 December 1973 (age 42) Dunfermline Athletic 3League One 8 May 2015[35] 280 days
McKinnon, RayRay McKinnon Scotland (1970-08-05) 5 August 1970 (age 45) Raith Rovers 2Championship 23 May 2015[36] 265 days
Aitken, StephenStephen Aitken Scotland (1976-09-25) 25 September 1976 (age 39) Dumbarton 2Championship 27 May 2015[37] 261 days
Reid, BrianBrian Reid Scotland (1970-06-15) 15 June 1970 (age 45) Stranraer 3League One 29 May 2015[38] 259 days
Nish, ColinColin Nish Scotland (1981-03-07) 7 March 1981 (age 34) Cowdenbeath 3League One 2 June 2015[39] 255 days
Dods, DarrenDarren Dods Scotland (1975-06-07) 7 June 1975 (age 40) Brechin City 3League One 10 June 2015[40] 247 days
Warburton, MarkMark Warburton England (1962-09-06) 6 September 1962 (age 53) Rangers 2Championship 14 June 2015[41] 243 days
McGhee, MarkMark McGhee Scotland (1957-05-25) 25 May 1957 (age 58) Motherwell 1Premiership 13 October 2015[42] 122 days
Paatelainen, MixuMixu Paatelainen Finland (1967-02-03) 3 February 1967 (age 49) Dundee United 1Premiership 14 October 2015[43] 121 days
Coughlin, JohnJohn Coughlin Scotland (1963-04-11) 11 April 1963 (age 52) Berwick Rangers 4League Two 6 November 2015[44] 98 days
Ross, JackJack Ross Scotland (1976-06-05) 5 June 1976 (age 39) Alloa Athletic 2Championship 15 December 2015[45] 59 days
Rae, AlexAlex Rae Scotland (1969-09-30) 30 September 1969 (age 46) St Mirren 2Championship 18 December 2015[46] 56 days
Bollan, GaryGary Bollan Scotland (1973-03-24) 24 March 1973 (age 42) Forfar Athletic 3League One 21 December 2015[47] 53 days
Hopkin, DavidDavid Hopkin Scotland (1970-08-21) 21 August 1970 (age 45) Livingston 2Championship 22 December 2015[48] 5 January 2016[49] 52 days
Wolecki Black, EddieEddie Wolecki Black Scotland (1965-03-13) 13 March 1965 (age 50) Airdrieonians 3League One 22 December 2015[50] 52 days
McCulloch, LeeLee McCulloch Scotland (1978-05-14) 14 May 1978 (age 37) Kilmarnock 1Premiership 30 January 2016[51] 13 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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