Famous Scottish Coaches

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Alex Ferguson
(One of the Greatest Football Managers of All Time)
Alex Ferguson
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Birthdate: December 31, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Alex Ferguson is known for his 26-year tenure as the manager of the football club Manchester United, from 1986 to 2013. He won 38 trophies with the club, including 13 Premier League titles. The first English Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ferguson has also received the knighthood
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David Moyes
(Football Coach)
David Moyes
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Birthdate: April 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow
Scottish footballer and coach David Moyes had a 19-year playing stint as a center-back for football teams such as Celtic, Preston North End, and Bristol City. He currently manages the Premier League club West Ham United and has been named the League Managers Association Manager of the Year thrice. 
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Duncan Ferguson
(Football Player)
Duncan Ferguson
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Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stirling, Scotland
Starting his professional football career with Dundee United, Scottish footballer/coach Duncan Ferguson later moved on to clubs such as Everton, Newcastle United, and Rangers. With the Rangers, he received a record transfer fee. His aggression on field later spilled on his off-the-field life, leading to multiple convictions for assault.
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Bill Shankly
(Scottish Footballer and Manager)
Bill Shankly
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Birthdate: September 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glenbuck, Scotland
Died: September 29, 1981
Bill Shankly is remembered as the man who pulled Liverpool from nowhere and catapulted it to popularity, with wins such as the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup. It is believed he died a sad man, not being allowed to be on the Liverpool board after retiring as a coach.
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Matt Busby
(Football player)
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Birthdate: May 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bellshill, Scotland
Died: January 20, 1994

After an illustrious career that saw him play for teams such as Manchester City and Liverpool, Matt Busby did wonders as a manager, director, and president of Manchester United. The Scottish footballer also developed players later known as the Busby Babes, 8 of whom tragically died in the 1958 Munich air crash.

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Judy Murray
(Tennis coach from Scotland who became the captain of the British Fed Cup team in 2011)
Judy Murray
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Birthdate: September 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Apart from being the mother of tennis players Andy and Jamie Murray, Judy Murray is also a celebrated tennis coach and had initially coached both her sons. A talented tennis player in her youth, she now owns a charity, too. She was also seen in the dance reality show Strictly Come Dancing.

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Jock Stein
(Football Manager)
Jock Stein
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Birthdate: October 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burnbank, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: September 10, 1985

Scottish football player and manager Jock Stein guided the Celtic football club to win their first European Cup in 1967. He also guided the team to nine successive Scottish League championships. Beginning his career as a football player, he became a manager upon his retirement and had a brilliant stint in this position. He died of heart disease in 1985.

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Gordon Strachan
(Scottish football manager)
Gordon Strachan
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Birthdate: February 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

Gordon Strachan is a Scottish football coach who has managed teams like Southampton Football Club, Middlesbrough Football Club, Celtic Football Club, and Scotland. A former player, Strachan represented his team in two FIFA World Cups. He also played for popular clubs like Manchester United.

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Bob Wilson
(Goalkeeper)
Bob Wilson
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Birthdate: October 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chesterfield, England

Known for the enthusiasm and energy with which he would throw himself at his opponents for saving goals, Scottish goalkeeper Bob Wilson became a star during his 11-year stint as an Arsenal player. He later became a coach and an analyst. Following his daughter’s death due to cancer, he launched an emotional-support charity.

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Jock Semple
(Athlete)
Jock Semple
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Birthdate: October 26, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: March 10, 1988

A physical therapist, masseur, and sports official, Jock Semple became a global villain of sorts after he attacked marathon runner Kathrine Switzer, attempting to rip off her numbers, at the 1967 Boston Marathon. Semple believed the Marathon specified women weren’t allowed, whereas Switzer claimed the rules mentioned no gender.

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Kevin MacDonald
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Birthdate: November 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland

While he had a significant football playing career with teams such as Leicester City and Liverpool, Kevin MacDonald later gained fame as a coach for Swindon Town and Aston Villa. He was, however, suspended from Aston Villa in 2019, after allegations of bullying surfaced against him.