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]
Jim McInally Scotland (1964-02-19) 19 February 1964 (age 55) Peterhead League One 7 October 2011[1] 7 years, 261 days
Derek McInnes Scotland (1971-07-05) 5 July 1971 (age 47) Aberdeen Premiership 25 March 2013[2] 6 years, 92 days
Tommy Wright Northern Ireland (1963-08-29) 29 August 1963 (age 55) St Johnstone Premiership 10 June 2013[3] 6 years, 15 days
John Sheran Scotland (1960-08-08) 8 August 1960 (age 58) Cove Rangers League Two 10 May 2014[4] 5 years, 46 days
Ian McCall Scotland (1964-09-30) 30 September 1964 (age 54) Ayr United Championship 5 January 2015[5] 4 years, 171 days
Dick Campbell Scotland (1953-11-22) 22 November 1953 (age 65) Arbroath Championship 8 March 2016[6] 3 years, 109 days
Jim Goodwin Ireland (1981-11-20) 20 November 1981 (age 37) Alloa Athletic Championship 11 October 2016[7] 2 years, 257 days
Stewart Petrie Scotland (1970-02-27) 27 February 1970 (age 49) Montrose League One 4 December 2016[8] 2 years, 203 days
Stephen Farrell Scotland (1973-03-08) 8 March 1973 (age 46) Stranraer League One 20 January 2017[9] 2 years, 156 days
Stephen Robinson Northern Ireland (1974-12-10) 10 December 1974 (age 44) Motherwell Premiership 28 February 2017[10] 15 March 2017[11] 2 years, 117 days
Peter Murphy Ireland (1980-10-27) 27 October 1980 (age 38) Annan Athletic League Two 2 June 2017[12] 2 years, 23 days
Darren Young Scotland (1978-10-13) 13 October 1978 (age 40) East Fife League One 3 June 2017[13] 2 years, 22 days
John Robertson Scotland (1964-10-02) 2 October 1964 (age 54) Inverness Caledonian Thistle Championship 14 June 2017[14] 2 years, 11 days
Craig Levein Scotland (1964-10-22) 22 October 1964 (age 54) Heart of Midlothian Premiership 28 August 2017[15] 1 year, 301 days
Jim Weir Scotland (1969-06-15) 15 June 1969 (age 50) Forfar Athletic League One 1 October 2017[16] 1 year, 267 days
Gavin Price Scotland (1974-10-29) 29 October 1974 (age 44) Elgin City League Two 1 October 2017[17] 12 October 2017[18] 1 year, 267 days
James McDonaugh Scotland (1977-11-16) 16 November 1977 (age 41) Edinburgh City League Two 10 October 2017[19] 1 year, 258 days
Danny Lennon Northern Ireland (1969-04-06) 6 April 1969 (age 50) Clyde League One 13 November 2017[20] 1 year, 224 days
Gary Bollan Scotland (1973-03-24) 24 March 1973 (age 46) Cowdenbeath League Two 14 November 2017[21] 1 year, 223 days
Stuart Kettlewell Scotland (1984-06-04) 4 June 1984 (age 35) Ross County (co-manager) Premiership 2 March 2018[22] 24 April 2018[23] 1 year, 115 days
Steve Ferguson Scotland (1977-05-18) 18 May 1977 (age 42) Ross County (co-manager) Premiership 2 March 2018[22] 24 April 2018[23] 1 year, 115 days
Steven Gerrard England (1980-05-30) 30 May 1980 (age 39) Rangers Premiership 1 June 2018[24] 1 year, 24 days
Gary Holt Scotland (1973-03-09) 9 March 1973 (age 46) Livingston Premiership 23 August 2018[25] 306 days
Ray McKinnon Scotland (1970-08-05) 5 August 1970 (age 48) Falkirk League One 31 August 2018[26] 298 days
Oran Kearney Northern Ireland (1978-07-29) 29 July 1978 (age 40) St Mirren Premiership 7 September 2018[27] 291 days
Mark Roberts Scotland (1975-10-29) 29 October 1975 (age 43) Queen's Park League Two 20 September 2018[28] 12 October 2018[29] 278 days
John McGlynn Scotland (1961-12-19) 19 December 1961 (age 57) Raith Rovers League One 25 September 2018[30] 273 days
Robbie Neilson Scotland (1980-06-19) 19 June 1980 (age 39) Dundee United Championship 8 October 2018[31] 260 days
Gary Caldwell Scotland (1982-04-12) 12 April 1982 (age 37) Partick Thistle Championship 15 October 2018[32] 253 days
Ian Murray Scotland (1981-03-20) 20 March 1981 (age 38) Airdrieonians League One 19 October 2018[33] 249 days
Jim Duffy Scotland (1959-04-27) 27 April 1959 (age 60) Dumbarton League One 21 October 2018[34] 247 days
Kevin Rutkiewicz Scotland (1980-05-10) 10 May 1980 (age 39) Stirling Albion League Two 23 October 2018[35] 245 days
Barry Smith Scotland (1974-02-19) 19 February 1974 (age 45) Brechin City League Two 5 November 2018[36] 232 days
Kevin Harper Scotland (1976-01-15) 15 January 1976 (age 43) Albion Rovers League Two 6 November 2018[37] 231 days
Colin McMenamin Scotland (1981-02-12) 12 February 1981 (age 38) Stenhousemuir League Two 6 November 2018[38] 28 November 2018[38] 231 days
Stevie Crawford Scotland (1974-01-09) 9 January 1974 (age 45) Dunfermline Athletic Championship 9 January 2019[39] 10 January 2019[40] 167 days
Brian Rice Scotland (1963-10-11) 11 October 1963 (age 55) Hamilton Academical Premiership 31 January 2019[41] 145 days
Paul Heckingbottom England (1977-07-17) 17 July 1977 (age 41) Hibernian Premiership 13 February 2019[42] 132 days
Neil Lennon Northern Ireland (1971-06-25) 25 June 1971 (age 48) Celtic Premiership 26 February 2019[43] 31 May 2019[44] 119 days
Allan Johnston Scotland (1973-12-14) 14 December 1973 (age 45) Queen of the South Championship 6 May 2019[45] 50 days
James McPake Northern Ireland (1984-06-24) 24 June 1984 (age 35) Dundee Championship 13 May 2019[46] 31 May 2019[47] 43 days
David Hopkin Scotland (1970-08-21) 21 August 1970 (age 48) Greenock Morton Championship 15 May 2019[48] 41 days
Angelo Alessio Italy (1965-04-29) 29 April 1965 (age 54) Kilmarnock Premiership 16 June 2019[49] 9 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.

References[edit]

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