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Craig Brown
Personal information
Full name Craig Brown CBE
Date of birth 1 July 1940 (1940-07-01) (age 69)
Place of birth    Hamilton, Scotland
Playing position Wing half
Club information
Current club Motherwell (manager)
Youth career
1958–1962 Rangers
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1962–1968
1968–1971
Dundee
Falkirk
14 (0)
17 (0)   
Teams managed
1977–1986
1986–1993
1993–2001
2002–2004
2009–
Clyde
Scotland U21
Scotland
Preston North End
Motherwell

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Craig Brown CBE (born 1 July 1940 in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager. He is currently the interim manager of Scottish Premier League club Motherwell.[1]

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Playing career

He played for Scottish schools, youth and junior international teams, before joining Rangers in 1958 from Coltness United, aged just 19. He failed to find a regular first team place, and moved to Dundee in October 1960, where he won a League Championship medal. Brown stayed at Dundee for four and a half years, but was never a first team regular and only made 16 appearances for the Dark Blues. He signed for Falkirk in 1968 and went on to make 17 appearances at Brockville. He called time on his playing career in 1971 after five operations on his knee.

Managerial career

Brown quickly showed a keen interest in being involved in the coaching side of football and he became assistant manager of Motherwell in 1974. He got his first managerial job as part-time manager of Clyde in 1977, where he spent ten seasons - winning the Second Division championship in 1982 - whilst also working as a primary school head teacher then a lecturer in primary education. He returned to football full-time in 1986 when Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh appointed him as assistant manager. Brown was also in charge of Scotland's youth teams. In 1989, he coached Scotland's Under-16s to the final of the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship and three years later coached the under-21s to the semi-finals of the 1992 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

Brown was appointed as manager of Scotland in December 1993, having been caretaker manager for the games against Italy and Malta. Brown took Scotland to Euro 96 and the 1998 World Cup, but resigned in 2001 having failed to take Scotland to Euro 2000 and World Cup 2002. He was replaced by German Berti Vogts. Under Brown, Scotland beat England in the last ever Euro Championship qualifier at the old Wembley in 1999 by one goal to nil, although they lost the tie 2-1 on aggregate. He took charge of Scotland for 70 international matches, more than any other Scotland manager.

He then had a spell in club management when he was appointed as manager of Preston North End in 2002 but left by mutual consent on 29 August 2004 after a poor start to the league campaign.[2] He later had a brief spell as football consultant at Derby County under former protégé Billy Davies, helping them win promotion to the Premier League in 2006-07.

In October 2008, 68-year-old Brown was linked to the vacant managerial position with Scottish First Division side Dundee, but the job went to Jocky Scott.[3]

On 28 December 2009 it was announced that Brown would be taking temporary charge of Motherwell with Archie Knox as his assistant, after the dismissal of Jim Gannon.[4]

Personal life

Brown was made CBE in October 1999.[5]

Honours

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Player

1961-62

Manager

1989
1992

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Simple English

Craig Brown
Personal information
Full name Craig Brown CBE
Date of birth 1 July 1940 (1940-07-01) (age 70)
Place of birth    Hamilton, Scotland
Playing position Wing half
Club information
Current club Motherwell (manager)
Youth clubs
1958–1962 Rangers
Senior clubs
Years Club
1962–1968
1968–1971
Dundee
Falkirk
Teams managed
1977–1986
1986–1993
1993–2001
2002–2004
2009–
Clyde
Scotland U21
Scotland
Preston North End
Motherwell

Craig Brown CBE (born 1 July 1940 in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager. He is currently the interim manager of Scottish Premier League club Motherwell.[1]

References


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