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Jock Stein

Scotland A Squad Coach

Coached A Squad between: 21 May 1965 - 31 Dec 1965

Coached A Squad between: 01 Oct 1978 - 30 Sep 1985

Matches: 28

Wins: 9

Losses: 11

Draws: 8

Biography

Jock Stein had two spells as manager of the national side, firstly in 1965 when he was placed in temporary charge, remaining Celtic manager as he carried out his Scotland duties. His first stint only lasted for seven games yet included World Cup qualifying wins over Finland, Wales and Italy.

 

Jock was appointed Scotland manager again in 1978, this time on a permanent basis.  He steered his side to the finals of the 1982 World Cup, losing only one match in the qualifying campaign. Scotland were narrowly eliminated on goal difference at the group stage, losing out to the former Soviet Union.

 

While leading Scotland to qualification for the 1986 World Cup, he appointed a young Alex Ferguson, then manager of Aberdeen, as his assistant.  Jock was also responsible for giving some footballing greats their first international caps, including Alex McLeish and Davie Cooper.

 

On 10th September 1985, Scotland played Wales in a tense qualifier at Ninian Park, Cardiff. A second-half Davie Cooper penalty earned Scotland a 1-1 draw, a result that all but assured our participation in the 1986 World Cup. However, the celebrations were short lived. Just before the final whistle, Jock collapsed in the tunnel and died of a heart attack. Alex led Scotland through the play-off against Australia, to the finals in Mexico, but the death of Scotland's most successful manager so far cast a long shadow over the campaign.

British International Championship
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
22 May 1971 ENGLAND   3 - 1   SCOTLAND
18 May 1971 SCOTLAND   0 - 1   NORTHERN IRELAND
15 May 1971 WALES   0 - 0   SCOTLAND
25 Apr 1970 SCOTLAND   0 - 0   ENGLAND
22 Apr 1970 SCOTLAND   0 - 0   WALES
18 Apr 1970 NORTHERN IRELAND   0 - 1   SCOTLAND
10 May 1969 ENGLAND   4 - 1   SCOTLAND
06 May 1969 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   NORTHERN IRELAND
03 May 1969 WALES   3 - 5   SCOTLAND
F.I.F.A. World Cup Qualifier
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
05 Nov 1969 AUSTRIA   2 - 0   SCOTLAND
22 Oct 1969 GERMANY (WEST)   3 - 2   SCOTLAND
17 May 1969 SCOTLAND   8 - 0   CYPRUS
16 Apr 1969 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   GERMANY (WEST)
11 Dec 1968 CYPRUS   0 - 5   SCOTLAND
06 Nov 1968 SCOTLAND   2 - 1   AUSTRIA
International Challenge Match
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
14 Jun 1971 USSR   1 - 0   SCOTLAND
21 Sep 1969 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND   1 - 1   SCOTLAND
16 Oct 1968 DENMARK   0 - 1   SCOTLAND
30 May 1968 NETHERLANDS   0 - 0   SCOTLAND
10 May 1967 SCOTLAND   0 - 2   USSR
U.E.F.A. European Championship Qualifier
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
09 Jun 1971 DENMARK   1 - 0   SCOTLAND
21 Apr 1971 PORTUGAL   2 - 0   SCOTLAND
03 Feb 1971 BELGIUM   3 - 0   SCOTLAND
11 Nov 1970 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   DENMARK
24 Feb 1968 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   ENGLAND
22 Nov 1967 SCOTLAND   3 - 2   WALES
21 Oct 1967 NORTHERN IRELAND   1 - 0   SCOTLAND
15 Apr 1967 ENGLAND   2 - 3   SCOTLAND
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