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]
Campbell, DickDick Campbell Scotland (1953-11-22) 22 November 1953 (age 61) Forfar Athletic 3League One 8 May 2008[1] 7 years, 88 days
McInally, JimJim McInally Scotland (1964-02-19) 19 February 1964 (age 51) Peterhead 3League One 7 October 2011[2] 3 years, 301 days
Chapman, JimJim Chapman Scotland (1965-07-26) 26 July 1965 (age 50) Annan Athletic 4League Two 12 January 2013[3] 2 years, 204 days
McNamara, JackieJackie McNamara Scotland (1973-10-24) 24 October 1973 (age 41) Dundee United 1Premiership 30 January 2013[4] 2 years, 186 days
Archibald, AlanAlan Archibald Scotland (1977-12-13) 13 December 1977 (age 37) Partick Thistle 1Premiership 30 January 2013[5] 22 March 2013[6] 2 years, 186 days
McInnes, DerekDerek McInnes Scotland (1971-07-05) 5 July 1971 (age 44) Aberdeen 1Premiership 25 March 2013[7] 2 years, 132 days
Wright, TommyTommy Wright Northern Ireland (1963-08-29) 29 August 1963 (age 51) St. Johnstone 1Premiership 10 June 2013[8] 2 years, 55 days
Bollan, GaryGary Bollan Scotland (1973-03-24) 24 March 1973 (age 42) Airdrieonians 3League One 25 October 2013[9] 1 year, 283 days
Naysmith, GaryGary Naysmith Scotland (1978-11-16) 16 November 1978 (age 36) East Fife 4League Two 25 November 2013[10] 18 December 2013[11] 1 year, 252 days
Hughes, JohnJohn Hughes Scotland (1964-09-09) 9 September 1964 (age 50) Inverness CT 1Premiership 4 December 2013[12] 1 year, 243 days
Cameron, ColinColin Cameron Scotland (1972-10-23) 23 October 1972 (age 42) Berwick Rangers 4League Two 14 January 2014[13] 1 year, 202 days
MacPherson, GusGus MacPherson Scotland (1968-10-11) 11 October 1968 (age 46) Queen's Park 4League Two 22 January 2014[14] 1 year, 194 days
Hartley, PaulPaul Hartley Scotland (1976-10-19) 19 October 1976 (age 38) Dundee 1Premiership 5 February 2014[15] 1 year, 180 days
Tully, CraigCraig Tully Scotland (1976-01-07) 7 January 1976 (age 39) East Stirlingshire 4League Two 28 April 2014[16][17][18] 1 year, 98 days
Neilson, RobbieRobbie Neilson Scotland (1980-06-19) 19 June 1980 (age 35) Heart of Midlothian 1Premiership 12 May 2014[19] 1 year, 84 days
Duffy, JimJim Duffy Scotland (1959-04-27) 27 April 1959 (age 56) Greenock Morton 2Championship 19 May 2014[20] 1 year, 77 days
Deila, RonnyRonny Deila Norway (1975-09-21) 21 September 1975 (age 39) Celtic 1Premiership 6 June 2014[21] 1 year, 59 days
Young, DarrenDarren Young Scotland (1978-10-13) 13 October 1978 (age 36) Albion Rovers 3League One 10 June 2014[22] 1 year, 55 days
Houston, PeterPeter Houston Scotland (1958-07-19) 19 July 1958 (age 57) Falkirk 2Championship 12 June 2014[23] 1 year, 53 days
Ferguson, BarryBarry Ferguson Scotland (1978-02-02) 2 February 1978 (age 37) Clyde 4League Two 13 June 2014[24] 1 year, 52 days
Stubbs, AlanAlan Stubbs England (1971-10-06) 6 October 1971 (age 43) Hibernian 2Championship 24 June 2014[25] 1 year, 41 days
McIntyre, JimJim McIntyre Scotland (1972-05-24) 24 May 1972 (age 43) Ross County 1Premiership 9 September 2014[26] 329 days
Fowler, JamesJames Fowler Scotland (1980-10-26) 26 October 1980 (age 34) Queen of the South 2Championship 9 September 2014[27] 30 September 2014[28] 329 days
McLaren, StuartStuart McLaren Scotland (1975-08-28) 28 August 1975 (age 39) Stirling Albion 4League Two 2 November 2014[29] 275 days
Weir, JimJim Weir Scotland (1969-06-15) 15 June 1969 (age 46) Elgin City 4League Two 27 November 2014[30] 250 days
Baraclough, IanIan Baraclough England (1970-12-04) 4 December 1970 (age 44) Motherwell 1Premiership 13 December 2014[31] 234 days
Burchill, MarkMark Burchill Scotland (1980-08-18) 18 August 1980 (age 34) Livingston 2Championship 16 December 2014[32][33] 231 days
McCall, IanIan McCall Scotland (1964-09-30) 30 September 1964 (age 50) Ayr United 3League One 5 January 2015[34] 211 days
Canning, MartinMartin Canning Scotland (1981-12-03) 3 December 1981 (age 33) Hamilton Academical 1Premiership 9 January 2015[35] 23 January 2015[36] 207 days
Ferguson, BrownBrown Ferguson Scotland (1981-06-04) 4 June 1981 (age 34) Stenhousemuir 3League One 3 February 2015[37] 2 April 2015[38] 182 days
Locke, GaryGary Locke Scotland (1975-06-16) 16 June 1975 (age 40) Kilmarnock 1Premiership 6 February 2015[39] 3 April 2015[40] 179 days
Hegarty, PaulPaul Hegarty Scotland (1954-07-25) 25 July 1954 (age 61) Montrose 4League Two 19 February 2015[41] 166 days
Lennon, DannyDanny Lennon Scotland (1969-04-06) 6 April 1969 (age 46) Alloa Athletic 2Championship 7 April 2015[42] 119 days
Lumsden, ToddTodd Lumsden England (1978-02-06) 6 February 1978 (age 37) Arbroath 4League Two 13 April 2015[43] 30 April 2015[44] 113 days
Johnston, AllanAllan Johnston Scotland (1973-12-14) 14 December 1973 (age 41) Dunfermline Athletic 3League One 8 May 2015[45] 88 days
McKinnon, RayRay McKinnon Scotland (1970-08-05) 5 August 1970 (age 44) Raith Rovers 2Championship 23 May 2015[46] 73 days
Murray, IanIan Murray Scotland (1981-03-20) 20 March 1981 (age 34) St. Mirren 2Championship 23 May 2015[47] 73 days
Aitken, StephenStephen Aitken Scotland (1976-09-25) 25 September 1976 (age 38) Dumbarton 2Championship 27 May 2015[48] 69 days
Reid, BrianBrian Reid Scotland (1970-06-15) 15 June 1970 (age 45) Stranraer 3League One 29 May 2015[49] 67 days
Nish, ColinColin Nish Scotland (1981-03-07) 7 March 1981 (age 34) Cowdenbeath 3League One 2 June 2015[50] 63 days
Dods, DarrenDarren Dods Scotland (1975-06-07) 7 June 1975 (age 40) Brechin City 3League One 10 June 2015[51] 55 days
Warburton, MarkMark Warburton England (1962-09-06) 6 September 1962 (age 52) Rangers 2Championship 14 June 2015[52] 51 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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