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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: 61

Wins: 23

Losses: 19

Draws: 19

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.

F.I.F.A. World Cup
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
20 Jun 1990 BRAZIL   1 - 0   SCOTLAND
16 Jun 1990 SWEDEN   1 - 2   SCOTLAND
11 Jun 1990 COSTA RICA   1 - 0   SCOTLAND
F.I.F.A. World Cup Qualifier
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
08 Sep 1993 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   SWITZERLAND
02 Jun 1993 SCOTLAND   3 - 1   ESTONIA
19 May 1993 ESTONIA   0 - 3   SCOTLAND
28 Apr 1993 PORTUGAL   5 - 0   SCOTLAND
17 Feb 1993 SCOTLAND   3 - 0   MALTA
18 Nov 1992 SCOTLAND   0 - 0   ITALY
14 Oct 1992 SCOTLAND   0 - 0   PORTUGAL
09 Sep 1992 SWITZERLAND   3 - 1   SCOTLAND
15 Nov 1989 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   NORWAY
11 Oct 1989 FRANCE   3 - 0   SCOTLAND
06 Sep 1989 YUGOSLAVIA   3 - 1   SCOTLAND
26 Apr 1989 SCOTLAND   2 - 1   CYPRUS
08 Mar 1989 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   FRANCE
08 Feb 1989 CYPRUS   2 - 3   SCOTLAND
19 Oct 1988 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   YUGOSLAVIA
14 Sep 1988 NORWAY   1 - 2   SCOTLAND
International Challenge Match
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
24 Mar 1993 SCOTLAND   0 - 1   GERMANY
03 Jun 1992 NORWAY   0 - 0   SCOTLAND
20 May 1992 CANADA   1 - 3   SCOTLAND
17 May 1992 USA   0 - 1   SCOTLAND
25 Mar 1992 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   FINLAND
19 Feb 1992 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   NORTHERN IRELAND
06 Feb 1991 SCOTLAND   0 - 1   USSR
28 May 1990 MALTA   1 - 2   SCOTLAND
19 May 1990 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   POLAND
16 May 1990 SCOTLAND   1 - 3   EGYPT
25 Apr 1990 SCOTLAND   0 - 1   GERMANY (EAST)
28 Mar 1990 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   ARGENTINA
22 Dec 1988 ITALY   2 - 0   SCOTLAND
27 Apr 1988 SPAIN   0 - 0   SCOTLAND
22 Mar 1988 MALTA   1 - 1   SCOTLAND
17 Feb 1988 SAUDI ARABIA   2 - 2   SCOTLAND
09 Sep 1987 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   HUNGARY
Rous Cup
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
30 May 1989 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   CHILE
27 May 1989 SCOTLAND   0 - 2   ENGLAND
21 May 1988 ENGLAND   1 - 0   SCOTLAND
17 May 1988 SCOTLAND   0 - 0   COLOMBIA
26 May 1987 SCOTLAND   0 - 2   BRAZIL
23 May 1987 SCOTLAND   0 - 0   ENGLAND
U.E.F.A. European Championship Qualifier
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
13 Nov 1991 SCOTLAND   4 - 0   SAN MARINO
16 Oct 1991 ROMANIA   1 - 0   SCOTLAND
11 Sep 1991 SWITZERLAND   2 - 2   SCOTLAND
01 May 1991 SAN MARINO   0 - 2   SCOTLAND
27 Mar 1991 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   BULGARIA
14 Nov 1990 BULGARIA   1 - 1   SCOTLAND
17 Oct 1990 SCOTLAND   2 - 1   SWITZERLAND
12 Sep 1990 SCOTLAND   2 - 1   ROMANIA
02 Dec 1987 LUXEMBOURG   0 - 0   SCOTLAND
11 Nov 1987 BULGARIA   0 - 1   SCOTLAND
14 Oct 1987 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   BELGIUM
01 Apr 1987 BELGIUM   4 - 1   SCOTLAND
18 Feb 1987 SCOTLAND   0 - 1   REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
12 Nov 1986 SCOTLAND   3 - 0   LUXEMBOURG
15 Oct 1986 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND   0 - 0   SCOTLAND
10 Sep 1986 SCOTLAND   0 - 0   BULGARIA
UEFA European Championship
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
18 Jun 1992 CIS   0 - 3   SCOTLAND
15 Jun 1992 GERMANY   2 - 0   SCOTLAND
12 Jun 1992 NETHERLANDS   1 - 0   SCOTLAND
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