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List of notable or famous coaches from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in Scotland and even some popular coaches who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish coaches then this list is the perfect resource for you. These coaches are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known coach from Scotland is included when available.

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Adam Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Adam Hunter Dec. at 48 (1963-2011)
Adam Hunter was a Scottish professional golfer. His achievements included winning the 1995 Portuguese Open. He later became a renowned coach for such golfers as Paul Lawrie.

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Alan Irvine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Alan Irvine age 60
James Alan Irvine, known as Alan Irvine, is a Scottish football coach and former professional player. Irvine played as a winger for five different clubs in Scotland and England during a 15-year ...more

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Alec Cleland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
age 48
Alexander 'Alex' Cleland is a Scottish former professional footballer.

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Alex Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
age 77
Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson, CBE, is a Scottish former football manager and player who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. His time at the club has led to Ferguson ...more

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Alex Rae is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
age 49
Alexander Scott "Alex" Rae is a Scottish former professional footballer. He began his youth career at Rangers and started his senior career at Falkirk. During his footballer career, ...more

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Allan Moore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Allan Moore age 54
Allan Moore is a Scottish football player and manager.

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Allan Preston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Allan Preston age 49
Allan Preston is a retired Scottish professional footballer and manager. He is currently a radio sports pundit for BBC Scotland.

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Ally McCoist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
age 56
Alistair Murdoch "Ally" McCoist MBE, is a Scottish football player, manager and pundit. McCoist began his playing career with Scottish club St Johnstone before moving to English side ...more

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Andy Roxburgh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Andy Roxburgh age 75
Andrew "Andy" Roxburgh, O.B.E. is a Scottish former football player and manager. Roxburgh's entire professional playing career was spent in the Scottish Football League. After retiring ...more

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Andy Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
age 50
Andrew Mark "Andy" Smith, is a retired Scottish football player, who most recently was a temporary manager of Gretna F.C. with Mick Wadsworth.

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Archie Knox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Archie Knox age 71
Archibald "Archie" Knox is a Scottish football manager and former player. He was most recently the assistant manager of Aberdeen until leaving the club in March 2013. Knox moved to ...more

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Bill Shankly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Dec. at 68 (1913-1981)
William "Bill" Shankly OBE was a Scottish footballer and manager who is best known for his time as manager of Liverpool. Shankly came from a small Scottish mining community as one of ...more

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Billy Davies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
age 54
William McIntosh "Billy" Davies is a Scottish football manager who is currently without a club. He won the 2007 Playoffs with Derby County, finished as runners-up in 2005 with Preston ...more

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Billy Stark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
age 62
Billy Stark is a Scottish football player and coach.

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Bob Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
age 77
Robert "Bob" Primrose Wilson OBE is a former Scotland international football goalkeeper and later broadcaster and is noted for creating the charity the Willow Foundation As a player, ...more

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Bobby Clark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Bobby Clark age 73
Robert "Bobby" Clark is a former Scottish football goalkeeper who spent most his playing career with Aberdeen F.C. and later emigrated to America as a coach.

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Bobby Williamson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Bobby Williamson age 57
Robert "Bobby" Williamson is a Scottish football player and manager . Williamson played as a striker for Clydebank, Rangers, West Bromwich Albion, Rotherham United and Kilmarnock. He ...more

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Brian McManus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Brian McManus
Brian McManus is a former Scottish soccer midfielder who is currently a Director of Coaching for the La Jolla Impact Select soccer club and the head coach of the UC San Diego women’s soccer ...more

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Bruce Rioch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
age 71
Bruce David Rioch is a football manager and former player. His last managerial post was at Aalborg BK in the Danish Superliga in 2008. As a player, he made more than 550 appearances in the ...more

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Colin Calderwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
age 54
Colin Calderwood is a Scottish football player and coach. Calderwood made over 150 league appearances for Swindon Town and Tottenham Hotspur. He was a regular player for the Scotland national ...more

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Colin Meldrum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Colin Meldrum age 43
Colin George Meldrum is a Scottish professional football player and coach

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Colin Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
age 54
Colin Fyfe Miller is a Canadian professional soccer coach who captained the Canadian national team several times while earning 61 caps in total.

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Craig Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Craig Chalmers age 50
Craig Minto Chalmers is a former Scottish rugby union footballer for Melrose and former coach of the club. He left Melrose at the end of the 2012/13 season to join Chinnor RFC as head coach, ...more

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Craig Levein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Craig Levein age 54
Craig William Levein is a Scottish professional football player and manager. He is currently the Director of Football at Heart of Midlothian. During his playing career he played for Cowdenbeath ...more

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Dave Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
age 56
David Stuart "Dave" Mitchell is a former Scottish-Australian football player who most recently worked as head coach of Malaysian Premier League club Kedah FA. A powerful striker, ...more