Tony Gervaise

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Tony Gervaise
Personal information
Full name Tony Gervaise
Date of birth (1955-05-10) 10 May 1955 (age 62)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
ayr United under 14's coach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1984 Clydebank 163 (2)
1984–1985 Hamilton Academical 9 (0)
1985–1986 Queen of the South 30 (0)
1986–1987 Stranraer 6 (0)
Total 208 (2)
Teams managed
1987–? Clydebank (assistant)
2001–2004 Scotland women (assistant)
2005–2008 Scotland women U15, U17 & U19 (manager)
2008–2009 Arsenal Ladies (assistant)
2009–2010 Arsenal Ladies (manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tony Gervaise (born 10 May 1955 in Paisley) is a Scottish association football former player turned women's football coach. He is a former manager of Arsenal Ladies, having succeeded Vic Akers in 2009.


Gervaise played as a left back, with a professional[citation needed] career in the Scottish Football League and Scottish Premier League at clubs Clydebank, Hamilton Academical, Queen of the South and Stranraer between 1977 and 1987. At Queens he was signed by manager Nobby Clark under whom Gervaise played in a successful promotion campaign.[1] He made a career total of 208 league appearances, scoring 2 goals.[2]

After retiring as a player, Gervaise was an assistant coach at Clydebank, helping the club reach the Scottish Cup semi-finals in 1990.[3] He later joined the Scottish Football Association's Women's Section, and in 2001 he became assistant coach of the Scottish women's national team.[3] In 2004, he became Head of Youth Development at the SFA, and the following year took over the Scottish U-15, U-17 and U-19 girls' sides.[4]

In 2008, he moved south of the border to become Arsenal Ladies' assistant manager, alongside Vic Akers.[4] The following year he succeeded Akers as manager after the latter's retirement.[5] He resigned after just 20 games, claiming there was a lack of clarity about who was in charge.[6]


  1. ^ Nobby Clark career profile and interview Archived 17 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Tony Gervaise". 
  3. ^ a b "Tony Gervaise – Scotland Women's U-17 Squad Coach". Scottish Football Association. 
  4. ^ a b "Tony Gervaise". Archived from the original on 3 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Gervaise appointed as Arsenal Ladies manager". 
  6. ^ Tony Leighton (20 February 2010). "Arsenal Ladies boss Tony Gervaise reveals reasons behind shock exit". BBC. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 

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