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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: 17

Losses: 8

Draws: 3

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
10 Apr 1965 ENGLAND   2 - 2   SCOTLAND
25 Nov 1964 SCOTLAND   3 - 2   NORTHERN IRELAND
03 Oct 1964 WALES   3 - 2   SCOTLAND
11 Apr 1964 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   ENGLAND
20 Nov 1963 SCOTLAND   2 - 1   WALES
12 Oct 1963 NORTHERN IRELAND   2 - 1   SCOTLAND
06 Apr 1963 ENGLAND   1 - 2   SCOTLAND
07 Nov 1962 SCOTLAND   5 - 1   NORTHERN IRELAND
20 Oct 1962 WALES   2 - 3   SCOTLAND
14 Apr 1962 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   ENGLAND
08 Nov 1961 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   WALES
07 Oct 1961 NORTHERN IRELAND   1 - 6   SCOTLAND
15 Apr 1961 ENGLAND   9 - 3   SCOTLAND
09 Nov 1960 SCOTLAND   5 - 2   NORTHERN IRELAND
F.I.F.A. World Cup Play-off
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
29 Nov 1961 CZECHOSLOVAKIA   2 - 2   SCOTLAND
F.I.F.A. World Cup Qualifier
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
21 Oct 1964 SCOTLAND   3 - 1   FINLAND
26 Sep 1961 SCOTLAND   3 - 2   CZECHOSLOVAKIA
14 May 1961 CZECHOSLOVAKIA   4 - 0   SCOTLAND
07 May 1961 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND   0 - 3   SCOTLAND
03 May 1961 SCOTLAND   4 - 1   REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
International Challenge Match
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
08 May 1965 SCOTLAND   0 - 0   SPAIN
12 May 1964 GERMANY (WEST)   2 - 2   SCOTLAND
07 Nov 1963 SCOTLAND   6 - 1   NORWAY
13 Jun 1963 SPAIN   2 - 6   SCOTLAND
09 Jun 1963 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND   1 - 0   SCOTLAND
04 Jun 1963 NORWAY   4 - 3   SCOTLAND
08 May 1963 SCOTLAND   4 - 1   AUSTRIA
02 May 1962 SCOTLAND   2 - 3   URUGUAY
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