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Ian McParland
Personal information
Full name Ian John McParland
Date of birth 4 October 1961 (1961-10-04) (age 48)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1988 Notts County 221 (69)
1988–1990 Hull City 47 (7)
1990–1991 Walsall 11 (6)
1991–1992 Dunfermline Athletic 16 (2)
1992 Lincoln City 4 (0)
1992–1993 Northampton Town 11 (3)
1993-1994 Instant-Dict FC
1994-1995 Eastern AA
1995-1996 Hamilton Academicals 1 (0)
1996-1997 Berwick Rangers 9 (1)
Total 320 (88)
Teams managed
2006 Nottingham Forest (joint caretaker)
2007–2009 Notts County
2009- Ipswich Town (coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:38, 18 October 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian 'Charlie' John McParland (born 4 October 1961 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional association football player and manager. On the 12th October 2009 he was sacked as manager of Notts County.[1]

He played professionally as a striker with a number of teams, although is most known for his eight year spell with Notts County.


Playing career

McParland was with Notts County from 1980 to 1988, and had caught the eye of then Forest manager Brian Clough who wanted to bring him to Forest as a player, though it was not to be. After his time at Notts, McParland had spells at Hull City, Walsall, Dunfermline Athletic, Lincoln City, Northampton Town, Instant-Dict (Hong Kong), Eastern AA (Hong Kong), Hamilton Academical and Berwick Rangers.

Coaching and management


Nottingham Forest

McParland eventually went to Nottingham Forest as a coach. He was with Forest for over 10 years and was the reserve team coach for most of that time. When Gary Megson left the club in February 2006, he was put in temporary charge with Frank Barlow in a joint first team management role.

He and Barlow were named Managers of the Month for March 2006, when they went 10 games unbeaten, with 6 straight wins, including a 7-1 victory over Swindon Town at the City Ground. McParland just missed out on equalling a club record of 7 straight wins when Forest fell to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Hartlepool United. Despite Forest narrowly missing out on the League One playoffs, McParland was still the favourite to land the Forest job (with Barlow) on a permanent basis. He equalled a few records as the caretaker manager. After Colin Calderwood was named the permanent successor to Megson, McParland and Barlow became coaches for the Forest first team.

Notts County

He was announced as the new Notts County manager in October 2007. McParland enjoyed a two-year spell at Notts County and after the appointment of Sven-Göran Eriksson, the club decided to retain his services. However following a disappointing 2-2 draw with Torquay United, McParland was sacked on 12 October 2009.

Ipswich Town

He joined Ipswich as part of Roy Keane's coaching staff on 27th November 2009.


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