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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 Died 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 59 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
Alec Cleland age 47 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
Alex Ferguson age 76 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
Alex Rae age 48 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 53 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 48 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
Ally McCoist age 55 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 74 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
Andy Smith age 49 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 70 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
Bill Shankly Died 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
Billy Davies age 53 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
Billy Stark age 61 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
Bob Wilson age 76 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 72 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 56 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
Bruce Rioch age 70 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
Colin Calderwood age 53 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 42 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
Colin Miller age 53 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 49 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 53 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
Dave Mitchell age 55 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

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David Moyes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
David Moyes age 54 David William Moyes is a Scottish football manager and former player who is currently manager of Real Sociedad. Previously the manager of Preston North End, Everton and Manchester United, Moyes ...more

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Dominic Kinnear is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Dominic Kinnear age 50 Dominic Kinnear is a naturalized American former soccer player. He is currently the head coach of San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer. As a player, he began his professional career with ...more

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Dougie Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Dougie Brown age 48 Douglas Robert Brown is a former Scottish cricketer, currently employed as a coach for Warwickshire C.C.C.. He is an all-rounder who has represented both England and Scotland at One Day ...more

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Eric Black is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Eric Black age 54 Eric Black is a Scottish football player and coach. He played for Aberdeen and Metz as a striker and won two international caps for Scotland.

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Ernie Merrick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Ernie Merrick age 65 Ernest 'Ernie' Merrick OAM is the Scottish-Australasian coach of the New Zealand football club Wellington Phoenix. He was the former head coach of the Hong Kong national football team and ...more

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Gary Locke is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Gary Locke age 42 Gary Locke is a Scottish professional football player and manager.

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Gary McAllister is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Gary McAllister age 53 Gary McAllister MBE is a Scottish former professional footballer. McAllister played primarily as a midfielder, in a successful career spanning over nineteen years. He started his career at local ...more

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George Burley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
George Burley age 61 George Elder Burley is a Scottish football manager and former player. Burley had a professional career spanning 21 years as a player making 628 appearances and earning 11 Scotland caps. His most ...more

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George Graham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
George Graham age 73 George Graham is a Scottish former football player and manager. He made 455 appearances in the Football League as a midfielder or forward for Aston Villa, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, ...more

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George Morrell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
George Morrell George Morrell was a Scottish football manager. He joined Woolwich Arsenal as manager in February 1908, having joined the club from Morton. Although in his first full season he helped the team ...more

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Grant Murray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Grant Murray age 42 Grant Robert Murray is a Scottish professional footballer, who currently plays for and manages Raith Rovers. His versatility has seen him play in several positions during his career, such as a ...more

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Hugh Robertson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Hugh Robertson Died at 71 (1939-2010) Hugh Robertson was a Scottish association football player and manager. He played as a winger for the Dundee team that won the Scottish league championship in 1962, and the Dunfermline side that ...more

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Ian Durrant is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Ian Durrant age 51 Ian Durrant is a retired Scottish professional footballer who played for the Scottish clubs Rangers and Kilmarnock, as well as the Scotland national team.

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Ian Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Ian Ferguson age 51 Ian Ferguson is a former professional footballer, manager and current Director of Football at Northern Fury FC. Ferguson, who possessed the superstition of having to play with the right side of ...more

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Ian Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Ian Miller age 62 Ian Miller is a Scottish former footballer who played his football in England as a winger. He made 567 league appearances in the Football League over an eighteen-year professional career. He ...more

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Ian Porterfield is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Ian Porterfield Died at 61 (1946-2007) John "Ian" Porterfield was a Scottish professional footballer, and an experienced football coach who worked at both club and international level for almost 30 years. At the time of his ...more

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Jim Jefferies is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Jim Jefferies age 67 James "Jim" Jefferies is a Scottish football player and manager. Jefferies played for Heart of Midlothian for almost his whole playing career and enjoyed a successful first managerial ...more

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Jim Leighton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Jim Leighton age 59 James "Jim" Leighton MBE is a Scottish former football goalkeeper. Among the clubs he played for are Aberdeen, Manchester United, Arsenal, Dundee and Hibernian.

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Jim Stewart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Jim Stewart age 64 James "Jim" Stewart is a former Scottish football goalkeeper. During his career, he played for Kilmarnock, Middlesbrough, Rangers, St Mirren and Partick Thistle. He earned 2 caps for ...more

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Jimmy Calderwood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Jimmy Calderwood age 63 James "Jimmy" Calderwood is a Scottish football player and manager. Calderwood played for English clubs Birmingham City and Cambridge United and Dutch clubs Sparta Rotterdam, Willem II ...more

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Jock Stein is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Jock Stein Died at 63 (1922-1985) John 'Jock' Stein CBE was a Scottish football player and manager. He became the first manager of a British side to win the European Cup, with Celtic in 1967. Stein also guided Celtic to nine ...more

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Jocky Scott is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Jocky Scott age 70 John Alexander Scott is a Scottish football coach and former player. During his playing career he played for Aberdeen and Seattle Sounders. An extensive management career followed with spells at ...more

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Joe Jordan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Joe Jordan age 66 Joseph "Joe" Jordan is a Scottish football player, coach and manager. A former striker, he played for Leeds United, Manchester United, and Milan, among others at club level, as well ...more

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Joe McBride is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
Joe McBride age 57 Joe McBride is a former Scottish footballer who played for several clubs, including Everton, Rotherham United, Hibernian, and Dundee. McBride's father, also named Joe, was a prolific goalscorer ...more

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John Blackley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Coaches from Scotland
John Blackley age 69 John Henderson Blackley is a Scottish football coach and former player. Blackley made 279 appearances at centre-half for Hibernian and also represented Newcastle United, Preston North End and ...more