|Full name||Neil McNab|
|Date of birth||4 June 1957|
|Place of birth||Greenock, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|1980–1983||Brighton and Hove Albion||103||(4)|
|1982||→ Leeds United (loan)||5||(0)|
|1983||→ Portsmouth (loan)||0||(0)|
|1992||→ Huddersfield Town (loan)||11||(0)|
|1994||Long Island Rough Riders|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
McNab began his career in 1972 with Greenock Morton where he made 14 appearances before 1974, becoming the club's youngest ever professional. He was signed by Tottenham Hotspur and became their youngest ever first team player at age 16. He made 72 appearances for Spurs, scoring 3 goals. He played for the Scottish national team at the U-15, U-18 and U-21 levels.
In November 1978 he was transferred to Bolton Wanderers for a fee of £250,000, making 35 appearances and scoring 4 goals, before Brighton and Hove Albion acquired his services for the fee of £220,000 in February 1980. During 1982 he played in loan spells at Leeds United and Portsmouth.
Then in 1983 he signed for £35,000 for Manchester City with whom he stayed until 1990. He was arguably City's player of the eighties, being voted Player of the Year in both the 1986–87 and 1988–89 seasons. A skilful and very combative defensive midfielder, Neil inspired a young team to promotion from the Second Division in 1989. He played 221 league matches for City and scored 16 goals.
Made his Derry debut in October 1993.
Coaching and management career
In the summer of 1994 he rejoined Manchester City as Youth Team Coach but lost his job in the managerial upheaval in 1997. He then coached at Portsmouth in their youth development programme. In October 2002 he was appointed manager of Exeter City, a position he held for just four months.
From 2008 through 2013, he coached several teams at Chiefs Futbol Club  soccer association.