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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: 17

Wins: 8

Losses: 6

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.

F.I.F.A. World Cup Qualifier
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
15 Oct 2013 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   CROATIA
10 Sep 2013 MACEDONIA   1 - 2   SCOTLAND
06 Sep 2013 SCOTLAND   0 - 2   BELGIUM
07 Jun 2013 CROATIA   0 - 1   SCOTLAND
26 Mar 2013 SERBIA   2 - 0   SCOTLAND
22 Mar 2013 SCOTLAND   1 - 2   WALES
International Challenge Match
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
18 Nov 2014 SCOTLAND   1 - 3   ENGLAND
28 May 2014 NIGERIA   2 - 2   SCOTLAND
05 Mar 2014 POLAND   0 - 1   SCOTLAND
19 Nov 2013 NORWAY   0 - 1   SCOTLAND
15 Nov 2013 SCOTLAND   0 - 0   USA
14 Aug 2013 ENGLAND   3 - 2   SCOTLAND
06 Feb 2013 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   ESTONIA
U.E.F.A. European Championship Qualifier
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
14 Nov 2014 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
14 Oct 2014 POLAND   2 - 2   SCOTLAND
11 Oct 2014 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   GEORGIA
07 Sep 2014 GERMANY   2 - 1   SCOTLAND
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