|Full name||Robert Scott|
|Date of birth||15 August 1973|
|Place of birth||Epsom, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|1995||→ Scarborough (loan)||8||(3)|
|1995||→ Northampton Town||5||(0)|
|1998||→ Carlisle United (loan)||7||(3)|
|2008–2009||Ilkeston Town (Joint with Paul Hurst)|
|2009–2011||Boston United (Joint with Paul Hurst)|
|2011–2013||Grimsby Town (Joint with Paul Hurst)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
As a player, he was a defender from 1992 to 2008, notably in the Football League for Sheffield United, Scarborough, Northampton Town, Fulham, Carlisle United, Rotherham United, Oldham Athletic and Macclesfield Town. He also played in Non-league football for Sutton United and Halifax Town. After retiring from the playing side of the sport in 2008 he became joint manager of Ilkeston Town along with former teammate Paul Hurst. The pair later took over Boston United before joining Grimsby in 2011.
As a player, Scott played as a defender from 1992 until 2008, starting his career with Sutton United. He notably played in the Football League for Sheffield United, Northampton Town, Fulham, Rotherham United, Oldham Athletic (where he scored once against Swindon Town) and Macclesfield Town.
"He would play anywhere and try his best whether he was right wing or centre forward. He had a great long throw, he was quick and was one of my main players when Fulham got promoted – he also chipped in with useful goals. Rob was a top professional and never gave me any trouble."
Scott and former Rotherham teammate Paul Hurst were appointed joint managers of Northern Premier League outfit Ilkeston Town in January 2009. The pair led Ilkeston from ninth in the league to second, and ultimately promotion to Conference North via the play-offs. Afterwards, uncertainty surrounded whether or not they would remain at the helm of the Derbyshire club due to the club's worrying financial position.
In May 2009 Scott and Paul Hurst moved to York Street to sign as joint managers of Boston United. In their first season at United they gained a second successive promotion to the Conference North with a win in the play-off final, this was to complete a treble of trophies as they had already collected the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup and Lincolnshire Senior Cup.
Grimsby who had suffered relegation from the Football League in the previous season had hoped for an instant return but following a mid-season slump that led to the sacking of the previous manager, Hurst and Scott could only manage to salvage an 11th place spot come the end of the 2010–11 campaign. During the summer months the duo bolstered Grimsby's ranks in order for a promotion push but were hit by a blow as previous season's top scorer and player of the year Alan Connell left to join Swindon Town. The eventual signing of Liam Hearn was a more than suitable replacement as he scored 32 times during the 2011–12 season, a year which saw The Mariners slide away out of the contention of a play-off spot in the final few months of the season. Grimsby, like the year previously finished 11th in the Conference National.
The 2012–13 season started slowly, but by Christmas Grimsby were top of the league and leading a closely contested pack of Newport County, Wrexham and Forest Green Rovers. On 6 January 2013 speculation about the pairs future at Blundell Park came into light when rumours circulated a potential move to Football League One side Doncaster Rovers surfaced. Rovers who had lost manager Dean Saunders earlier that day to Wolverhampton Wanderers were rumoured to have placed Scott and Hurst on their managerial shortlist. The rumour was quashed the following day with Hurst saying that the pair were focused on earning promotion with Grimsby. Grimsby went on to reach the final of the FA Trophy but were defeated on a penalty shootout after drawing 1-1 with Wrexham at Wembley Stadium. The Mariners also despite leading the Conference for part of the season had dropped off towards the end of the year and had to settle for 4th place, eventually losing to Newport County in the play-off semi finals.
He is the brother of former Brentford, Rotherham and Aldershot manager Andy Scott.
|Ilkeston Town (joint with Paul Hurst)||24 October 2008||2 July 2009||29||18||6||5||62.07|
|Boston United (joint with Paul Hurst)||2 July 2009||23 March 2011||75||45||16||14||60|
|Grimsby Town (joint with Paul Hurst)||23 March 2011||19 September 2013||132||59||38||35||44.7|
- Northern Premier League Runner-up (1): 2008–09
- Northern Premier League Play-offs Winners (1): 2008–09
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- "Port Vale: Adams acknowledges Scott debt ... but insists it's not payback time yet". The Sentinel. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
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