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Stuart Murdoch
Personal information
Place of birth United Kingdom
Club information
Current club Southampton
Teams managed
Years Team
2002–2004 Wimbledon/Milton Keynes Dons
2006 Bournemouth (caretaker)

Stuart Murdoch is football coach. He is most well known for his spell as manager of Wimbledon between May 2002 and November 2004, which saw the club move to Milton Keynes and be re-named MK Dons.

Murdoch worked with Glenn Roeder at Watford before moving to Wimbledon in 1996 as goalkeeping coach.

He was appointed as manager of Wimbdedon in June 2002 after a successful spell as caretaker.[1] He replaced Terry Burton, who had criticised the club's owners over the proposed move to Milton Keynes. Murdoch led Wimbledon to tenth in the First Division in the 2002–03 season, despite a number of supporters boycotting Wimbledon's matches in protest against the proposed move. At then end of the season, the club was placed into administration and a number of the club's players were sold off.

Murdoch remained in charge at Wimbledon throughout the 2003–04 season. Despite moving to the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes, the club was relegated, finishing bottom of the First Division and suffered the longest run of defeats at this level. In the summer, the club was re-named Milton Keynes Dons but the club's on-pitch fortunes remained poor. Murdoch was fired in November 2004, with the club in the relegation zone of League One.[2]

In July 2005, Murdoch joined Bournemouth as part-time goalkeeping coach. He was appointed joint caretaker manager, with Joe Roach, in September 2006 and held the post until Kevin Bond took over in October. He returned to his original role as goalkeeping coach after this. He moved to Norwich City as goalkeeping coach in January 2008, linking up again with Norwich boss Glenn Roeder. Murdoch left this role after just four days, citing personal reasons.[3] Later that month he linked up with Kenny Jackett, with whom he had worked at Watford, to become chief scout at Milwall.[4]

On 1 August 2009, Southampton Football Club announce that Stuart has been appointed as a part-time Goalkeeping Coach and scout. [5]




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