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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: 32

Wins: 9

Losses: 16

Draws: 7

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
13 Oct 2004 MOLDOVA   1 - 1   SCOTLAND
09 Oct 2004 SCOTLAND   0 - 1   NORWAY
08 Sep 2004 SCOTLAND   0 - 0   SLOVENIA
International Challenge Match
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
03 Sep 2004 SPAIN   1 - 1   SCOTLAND
18 Aug 2004 SCOTLAND   0 - 3   HUNGARY
30 May 2004 SCOTLAND   4 - 1   TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
27 May 2004 ESTONIA   0 - 1   SCOTLAND
28 Apr 2004 DENMARK   1 - 0   SCOTLAND
31 Mar 2004 SCOTLAND   1 - 2   ROMANIA
18 Feb 2004 WALES   4 - 0   SCOTLAND
20 Aug 2003 NORWAY   0 - 0   SCOTLAND
27 May 2003 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   NEW ZEALAND
30 Apr 2003 SCOTLAND   0 - 2   AUSTRIA
12 Feb 2003 SCOTLAND   0 - 2   REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
20 Nov 2002 PORTUGAL   2 - 0   SCOTLAND
15 Oct 2002 SCOTLAND   3 - 1   CANADA
21 Aug 2002 SCOTLAND   0 - 1   DENMARK
16 May 2002 KOREA REPUBLIC   4 - 1   SCOTLAND
17 Apr 2002 SCOTLAND   1 - 2   NIGERIA
27 Mar 2002 FRANCE   5 - 0   SCOTLAND
Reunification Cup
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
23 May 2002 HONG KONG   0 - 4   SCOTLAND
20 May 2002 SOUTH AFRICA   2 - 0   SCOTLAND
U.E.F.A. European Championship Play-off
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
19 Nov 2003 NETHERLANDS   6 - 0   SCOTLAND
15 Nov 2003 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   NETHERLANDS
U.E.F.A. European Championship Qualifier
DateHome Team - Score - Away Team
11 Oct 2003 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   LITHUANIA
10 Sep 2003 GERMANY   2 - 1   SCOTLAND
06 Sep 2003 SCOTLAND   3 - 1   FAROE ISLANDS
07 Jun 2003 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   GERMANY
02 Apr 2003 LITHUANIA   1 - 0   SCOTLAND
29 Mar 2003 SCOTLAND   2 - 1   ICELAND
12 Oct 2002 ICELAND   0 - 2   SCOTLAND
07 Sep 2002 FAROE ISLANDS   2 - 2   SCOTLAND
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