Craig Brown

Craig-Brown 1940 –

A playing career that started at youth level with Rangers before moving on to Dundee and then Falkirk was cut short following a series of knee operations. Craig spent some time in coaching and assistants roles before he took on his first managerial job with Clyde in 1976/77. He spent 10 years there, winning the second division title in 1982, all this while teaching at primary level and then lecturing in education. He returned to football full time when he accepted the role as assistant to Andy Roxburgh, he also took charge of the Scotland youth sides. In 1989 he led the under 16’s to the World Cup Final and three years later took the under 21’s to the semi-final of the European Under 21 Championship. In December 1993 he was appointed Scotland manager (having taken temporary charge for games against Italy and Malta). As manager, Craig took Scotland to Euro96 and the 1998 World Cup competitions. By the time he left his post as Scotland’s manager he had taken charge of the national side in 70 international fixtures, more than anyone else has done. 2002 – 2004 Saw Craig Brown as manager of Preston North End. After this, he spent some time in advisory roles and working in the media before taking charge at Motherwell (initially on a temporary basis). Craig Brown was awarded the CBE in 1999.