Martin Scott (English footballer)

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Martin Scott
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-01-07) 7 January 1968 (age 51)
Place of birth Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1990 Rotherham United 94 (3)
1990–1994 Bristol City 171 (14)
1994–1998 Sunderland 106 (9)
Teams managed
2005–2006 Hartlepool United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Martin Scott (born 7 January 1968) is an English former football player and coach. Scott made over 350 Football League appearances as a left back during the 1980s and 1990s.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Scott had a distinguished playing career at Rotherham United, Bristol City and Sunderland before injury forced him to retire from playing.

Coaching career[edit]

Hartlepool United[edit]

He went on to become youth team manager at Hartlepool United. He led the team to the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup, losing to Manchester United. Later, he had an eight-month spell as manager of the first team, he left the club after an alarming slide down the table, his side would be eventually relegated. He also enjoyed a spell as assistant manager at League Two side Bury. He is holder of a UEFA Pro Licence.


Scott joined Middlesbrough as an under-18 coach in July 2007,[2] before being promoted to reserve team coach a year later.[3]

Scott had his contract terminated on 3 May 2010, along with goalkeeping coach Stephen Pears and first team coach Colin Cooper.[4]


When Barnsley sacked manager Keith Hill on 29 December 2012, following a defeat by Blackburn Rovers Scott was asked to help out caretaker manager David Flitcroft. The arrangement came about after Scott texted to his friend to express his condolences over the managerial dismissal. Former Fleetwood Town manager Mickey Mellon also came in to help Flitcroft in similar circumstances.

On 13 January 2013, the day after Barnsley won 2–0 at home to Leeds United, Flitcroft was named permanent manager with Mellon as his assistant and Scott as first-team coach.


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry (1998). Football League Players' Records 1946 to 1998. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 1-85291-585-4.
  2. ^ "Martin Signs Up As New U18 Coach". Retrieved 23 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Harrison leaves Boro". Sky Sports. 7 July 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Coaching Trio Leave Boro" Archived 6 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine"Coaching Trio Leave Boro"

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