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Jamie,

Do you have details or know where I can find details of who the longest serving managers are in the SFL from longest to most recently appointed.

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This Thread on the Scottishleague.net site provides all the answers, or the spreadsheet linked in the first post. It provides details of each club on a club by club basis so you'd need to look at each of them and collate it yourself but the info is all there (or should be - it might be missing some changes this summer).

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Ach I thought I'd do it for you!

Looking at the SFL alone:

01/06/05 - Billy Reid (Hamilton Academical)

Summer 06 - Harry Cairney (Annan Athletic)

21/11/06 - John McGlynn (Raith Rovers)

23/10/07 - Brian Reid (Ayr United)

25/01/08 - Gardiner Speirs (Queen's Park)

08/05/08 - Dick Campbell (Forfar Athletic)

08/07/08 - Paul Martin (Albion Rovers)

12/11/08 - Jimmy Crease (Berwick Rangers)

21/01/09 - Ross Jack (Elgin City)

26/01/09 - Keith Knox (Stranraer)

14/08/09 - Gary Bollan (Livingston)

11/02/10 - Steven Pressley (Falkirk)

24/05/10 - Jim Weir (Brechin City)

26/05/10 - Allan Moore (Morton)

27/05/10 - Paul Sheerin (Arbroath)

18/06/10 - Jimmy Boyle (Airdrie United)

15/10/10 - Barry Smith (Dundee)

26/10/10 - John Robertson (East Fife)

27/10/10 - Alan Adamson (Dumbarton)

30/12/10 - Davie Irons (Stenhousemuir)

19/01/11 - Jocky Scott (Stirling Albion)

07/02/11 - Jim Duffy (Clyde)

19/03/11 - Ray Farningham (Montrose)

22/03/11 - John Sheran (Peterhead)

15/04/11 - Jackie McNamara (Partick Thistle)

18/05/11 - Paul Hartley (Alloa Athletic)

18/05/11 - Derek Adams (Ross County)

31/05/11 - John Coughlin (East Stirlingshire)

06/06/11 - Colin Cameron (Cowdenbeath)

10/06/11 - Gus MacPherson (Queen of the South)

Those are the 30 current incumbents. There doesn't appear to be an accurate date for Harry Cairney's appointment (Annan having been non-league at the time) but I'm sure you have it! ;) Whatever it was he's still 2nd only to Billy Reid in current appointments. None of the SPL managers have been in situ longer either. The longest serving current SPL manager is Derek McInnes who was appointed at St Johnstone in November 2007, a month before Jim McIntyre at Dunfermline.

One thing it does show is the short shelf life of a manager in this country these days. 19 of 30 have been appointed within the last year or so. Only 7 men have had the job they are in for three seasons.

Edited by Skyline Drifter

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Ach I thought I'd do it for you!

Looking at the SFL alone:

01/06/05 - Billy Reid (Hamilton Academical)

Summer 06 - Harry Cairney (Annan Athletic)

21/11/06 - John McGlynn (Raith Rovers)

23/10/07 - Brian Reid (Ayr United)

25/01/08 - Gardiner Speirs (Queen's Park)

08/05/08 - Dick Campbell (Forfar Athletic)

08/07/08 - Paul Martin (Albion Rovers)

12/11/08 - Jimmy Crease (Berwick Rangers)

21/01/09 - Ross Jack (Elgin City)

26/01/09 - Keith Knox (Stranraer)

14/08/09 - Gary Bollan (Livingston)

11/02/10 - Steven Pressley (Falkirk)

24/05/10 - Jim Weir (Brechin City)

26/05/10 - Allan Moore (Morton)

27/05/10 - Paul Sheerin (Arbroath)

18/06/10 - Jimmy Boyle (Airdrie United)

15/10/10 - Barry Smith (Dundee)

26/10/10 - John Robertson (East Fife)

27/10/10 - Alan Adamson (Dumbarton)

30/12/10 - Davie Irons (Stenhousemuir)

19/01/11 - Jocky Scott (Stirling Albion)

07/02/11 - Jim Duffy (Clyde)

19/03/11 - Ray Farningham (Montrose)

22/03/11 - John Sheran (Peterhead)

15/04/11 - Jackie McNamara (Partick Thistle)

18/05/11 - Paul Hartley (Alloa Athletic)

18/05/11 - Derek Adams (Ross County)

31/05/11 - John Coughlin (East Stirlingshire)

06/06/11 - Colin Cameron (Cowdenbeath)

10/06/11 - Gus MacPherson (Queen of the South)

Those are the 30 current incumbents. There doesn't appear to be an accurate date for Harry Cairney's appointment (Annan having been non-league at the time) but I'm sure you have it! ;) Whatever it was he's still 2nd only to Billy Reid in current appointments. None of the SPL managers have been in situ longer either. The longest serving current SPL manager is Derek McInnes who was appointed at St Johnstone in November 2007, a month before Jim McIntyre at Dunfermline.

One thing it does show is the short shelf life of a manager in this country these days. 19 of 30 have been appointed within the last year or so. Only 7 men have had the job they are in for three seasons.

Harry was appointed on 29th May 2006 - interesting stuff, I had a suspicion Harry would be close to the longest serving manager in Scottish Football. I had suspected there were no SPL managers serving longer than him though I wasn't sure about John McGlynn but knew he'd served longer than Brian Ried who played at Galabank in a tournament then brought Ayr down to Annan a season later.

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Ach I thought I'd do it for you!

Looking at the SFL alone:

01/06/05 - Billy Reid (Hamilton Academical)

Summer 06 - Harry Cairney (Annan Athletic)

21/11/06 - John McGlynn (Raith Rovers)

23/10/07 - Brian Reid (Ayr United)

25/01/08 - Gardiner Speirs (Queen's Park)

08/05/08 - Dick Campbell (Forfar Athletic)

08/07/08 - Paul Martin (Albion Rovers)

12/11/08 - Jimmy Crease (Berwick Rangers)

21/01/09 - Ross Jack (Elgin City)

26/01/09 - Keith Knox (Stranraer)

14/08/09 - Gary Bollan (Livingston)

11/02/10 - Steven Pressley (Falkirk)

24/05/10 - Jim Weir (Brechin City)

26/05/10 - Allan Moore (Morton)

27/05/10 - Paul Sheerin (Arbroath)

18/06/10 - Jimmy Boyle (Airdrie United)

15/10/10 - Barry Smith (Dundee)

26/10/10 - John Robertson (East Fife)

27/10/10 - Alan Adamson (Dumbarton)

30/12/10 - Davie Irons (Stenhousemuir)

19/01/11 - Jocky Scott (Stirling Albion)

07/02/11 - Jim Duffy (Clyde)

19/03/11 - Ray Farningham (Montrose)

22/03/11 - John Sheran (Peterhead)

15/04/11 - Jackie McNamara (Partick Thistle)

18/05/11 - Paul Hartley (Alloa Athletic)

18/05/11 - Derek Adams (Ross County)

31/05/11 - John Coughlin (East Stirlingshire)

06/06/11 - Colin Cameron (Cowdenbeath)

10/06/11 - Gus MacPherson (Queen of the South)

Those are the 30 current incumbents. There doesn't appear to be an accurate date for Harry Cairney's appointment (Annan having been non-league at the time) but I'm sure you have it! ;) Whatever it was he's still 2nd only to Billy Reid in current appointments. None of the SPL managers have been in situ longer either. The longest serving current SPL manager is Derek McInnes who was appointed at St Johnstone in November 2007, a month before Jim McIntyre at Dunfermline.

One thing it does show is the short shelf life of a manager in this country these days. 19 of 30 have been appointed within the last year or so. Only 7 men have had the job they are in for three seasons.

Of no relevance to the original post but I note that there are 9 former Dunfermline players there. How does that compare to other clubs?

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There's now only three or four ex-Queens players in there (depending on whether or not you count Davie Irons who once played a match for us as a Trialist but was never a signed player). The other three are the two Reid's and Allan Moore.

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Two ex-Spiders on the list (Paul Martin and Jimmy Boyle). It was as many as five last season with Kenny Brannigan, John O'Neill and Ian McCall still in the SFL.

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At least 4 ex Hearts players. Colin Cameron, John Robertson and Paul Hartley, Steven Pressley. Maybe a few more

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At least 4 ex Hearts players. Colin Cameron, John Robertson and Paul Hartley, Steven Pressley. Maybe a few more

Jim Weir is ex-Hearts too.

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Figured we may as well keep this up to date. Added the SPL managers in and updated for departures of Derek McInnes, Jimmy Crease and Colin Calderwood. Have I missed anyone else in the lower two divisions?

01/06/05 - Billy Reid (Hamilton Academical)

29/05/06 - Harry Cairney (Annan Athletic)

21/11/06 - John McGlynn (Raith Rovers)

23/10/07 - Brian Reid (Ayr United)

05/12/07 - Jim McIntyre (Dunfermline Athletic)

25/01/08 - Gardiner Speirs (Queen's Park)

08/05/08 - Dick Campbell (Forfar Athletic)

08/07/08 - Paul Martin (Albion Rovers)

21/01/09 - Ross Jack (Elgin City)

26/01/09 - Keith Knox (Stranraer)

27/01/09 - Terry Butcher (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)

14/08/09 - Gary Bollan (Livingston)

23/12/09 - Peter Houston (Dundee United)

11/02/10 - Steven Pressley (Falkirk)

25/03/10 - Neil Lennon (Celtic)

24/05/10 - Jim Weir (Brechin City)

26/05/10 - Allan Moore (Morton)

27/05/10 - Paul Sheerin (Arbroath)

07/06/10 - Danny Lennon (St Mirren)

18/06/10 - Jimmy Boyle (Airdrie United)

15/10/10 - Barry Smith (Dundee)

26/10/10 - John Robertson (East Fife)

27/10/10 - Alan Adamson (Dumbarton)

10/12/10 - Craig Brown (Aberdeen)

30/12/10 - Davie Irons (Stenhousemuir)

30/12/10 - Stuart McCall (Motherwell)

19/01/11 - Jocky Scott (Stirling Albion)

07/02/11 - Jim Duffy (Clyde)

19/03/11 - Ray Farningham (Montrose)

22/03/11 - John Sheran (Peterhead)

01/04/11 - Kenny Shiels (Kilmarnock)

15/04/11 - Jackie McNamara (Partick Thistle)

16/05/11 - Ally McCoist (Rangers)

18/05/11 - Paul Hartley (Alloa Athletic)

18/05/11 - Derek Adams (Ross County)

31/05/11 - John Coughlin (East Stirlingshire)

06/06/11 - Colin Cameron (Cowdenbeath)

10/06/11 - Gus MacPherson (Queen of the South)

02/08/11 - Paulo Sergio (Heart of Midlothian)

03/11/11 - Steve Lomas (St Johnstone)

Currently Managerless: Berwick Rangers, Hibernian

Edited by Skyline Drifter

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Figured we may as well keep this up to date. Added the SPL managers in and updated for departures of Derek McInnes, Jimmy Crease and Colin Calderwood. Have I missed anyone else in the lower two divisions?

01/06/05 - Billy Reid (Hamilton Academical)

29/05/06 - Harry Cairney (Annan Athletic)

21/11/06 - John McGlynn (Raith Rovers)

23/10/07 - Brian Reid (Ayr United)

05/12/07 - Jim McIntyre (Dunfermline Athletic)

25/01/08 - Gardiner Speirs (Queen's Park)

08/05/08 - Dick Campbell (Forfar Athletic)

08/07/08 - Paul Martin (Albion Rovers)

21/01/09 - Ross Jack (Elgin City)

26/01/09 - Keith Knox (Stranraer)

27/01/09 - Terry Butcher (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)

14/08/09 - Gary Bollan (Livingston)

23/12/09 - Peter Houston (Dundee United)

11/02/10 - Steven Pressley (Falkirk)

25/03/10 - Neil Lennon (Celtic)

24/05/10 - Jim Weir (Brechin City)

26/05/10 - Allan Moore (Morton)

27/05/10 - Paul Sheerin (Arbroath)

07/06/10 - Danny Lennon (St Mirren)

18/06/10 - Jimmy Boyle (Airdrie United)

15/10/10 - Barry Smith (Dundee)

26/10/10 - John Robertson (East Fife)

27/10/10 - Alan Adamson (Dumbarton)

10/12/10 - Craig Brown (Aberdeen)

30/12/10 - Davie Irons (Stenhousemuir)

30/12/10 - Stuart McCall (Motherwell)

19/01/11 - Jocky Scott (Stirling Albion)

07/02/11 - Jim Duffy (Clyde)

19/03/11 - Ray Farningham (Montrose)

22/03/11 - John Sheran (Peterhead)

01/04/11 - Kenny Shiels (Kilmarnock)

15/04/11 - Jackie McNamara (Partick Thistle)

16/05/11 - Ally McCoist (Rangers)

18/05/11 - Paul Hartley (Alloa Athletic)

18/05/11 - Derek Adams (Ross County)

31/05/11 - John Coughlin (East Stirlingshire)

06/06/11 - Colin Cameron (Cowdenbeath)

10/06/11 - Gus MacPherson (Queen of the South)

02/08/11 - Paulo Sergio (Heart of Midlothian)

03/11/11 - Steve Lomas (St Johnstone)

Currently Managerless: Berwick Rangers, Hibernian

John Sheran was sacked by Peterhead on 22nd September; Jim McInally's appointment was confirmed in the press on 7th October: http://www.pieandbovril.com/forum/index.php/topic/158323-jim-mcinally-of-the-bloo-toon/

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Updated for the Peterhead management change:

01/06/05 - Billy Reid (Hamilton Academical)

29/05/06 - Harry Cairney (Annan Athletic)

21/11/06 - John McGlynn (Raith Rovers)

23/10/07 - Brian Reid (Ayr United)

05/12/07 - Jim McIntyre (Dunfermline Athletic)

25/01/08 - Gardiner Speirs (Queen's Park)

08/05/08 - Dick Campbell (Forfar Athletic)

08/07/08 - Paul Martin (Albion Rovers)

21/01/09 - Ross Jack (Elgin City)

26/01/09 - Keith Knox (Stranraer)

27/01/09 - Terry Butcher (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)

14/08/09 - Gary Bollan (Livingston)

23/12/09 - Peter Houston (Dundee United)

11/02/10 - Steven Pressley (Falkirk)

25/03/10 - Neil Lennon (Celtic)

24/05/10 - Jim Weir (Brechin City)

26/05/10 - Allan Moore (Morton)

27/05/10 - Paul Sheerin (Arbroath)

07/06/10 - Danny Lennon (St Mirren)

18/06/10 - Jimmy Boyle (Airdrie United)

15/10/10 - Barry Smith (Dundee)

26/10/10 - John Robertson (East Fife)

27/10/10 - Alan Adamson (Dumbarton)

10/12/10 - Craig Brown (Aberdeen)

30/12/10 - Davie Irons (Stenhousemuir)

30/12/10 - Stuart McCall (Motherwell)

19/01/11 - Jocky Scott (Stirling Albion)

07/02/11 - Jim Duffy (Clyde)

19/03/11 - Ray Farningham (Montrose)

01/04/11 - Kenny Shiels (Kilmarnock)

15/04/11 - Jackie McNamara (Partick Thistle)

16/05/11 - Ally McCoist (Rangers)

18/05/11 - Paul Hartley (Alloa Athletic)

18/05/11 - Derek Adams (Ross County)

31/05/11 - John Coughlin (East Stirlingshire)

06/06/11 - Colin Cameron (Cowdenbeath)

10/06/11 - Gus MacPherson (Queen of the South)

02/08/11 - Paulo Sergio (Heart of Midlothian)

07/10/11 - Jim McInally (Peterhead)

03/11/11 - Steve Lomas (St Johnstone)

Currently Managerless: Berwick Rangers, Hibernian

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Updated again I think

01/06/05 - Billy Reid (Hamilton Academical)

29/05/06 - Harry Cairney (Annan Athletic)

21/11/06 - John McGlynn (Raith Rovers)

23/10/07 - Brian Reid (Ayr United)

05/12/07 - Jim McIntyre (Dunfermline Athletic)

25/01/08 - Gardiner Speirs (Queen's Park)

08/05/08 - Dick Campbell (Forfar Athletic)

08/07/08 - Paul Martin (Albion Rovers)

21/01/09 - Ross Jack (Elgin City)

26/01/09 - Keith Knox (Stranraer)

27/01/09 - Terry Butcher (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)

23/12/09 - Peter Houston (Dundee United)

11/02/10 - Steven Pressley (Falkirk)

25/03/10 - Neil Lennon (Celtic)

24/05/10 - Jim Weir (Brechin City)

26/05/10 - Allan Moore (Morton)

27/05/10 - Paul Sheerin (Arbroath)

07/06/10 - Danny Lennon (St Mirren)

18/06/10 - Jimmy Boyle (Airdrie United)

15/10/10 - Barry Smith (Dundee)

26/10/10 - John Robertson (East Fife)

27/10/10 - Alan Adamson (Dumbarton)

10/12/10 - Craig Brown (Aberdeen)

30/12/10 - Davie Irons (Stenhousemuir)

30/12/10 - Stuart McCall (Motherwell)

07/02/11 - Jim Duffy (Clyde)

19/03/11 - Ray Farningham (Montrose)

01/04/11 - Kenny Shiels (Kilmarnock)

15/04/11 - Jackie McNamara (Partick Thistle)

16/05/11 - Ally McCoist (Rangers)

18/05/11 - Paul Hartley (Alloa Athletic)

18/05/11 - Derek Adams (Ross County)

31/05/11 - John Coughlin (East Stirlingshire)

06/06/11 - Colin Cameron (Cowdenbeath)

10/06/11 - Gus MacPherson (Queen of the South)

02/08/11 - Paulo Sergio (Heart of Midlothian)

07/10/11 - Jim McInally (Peterhead)

26/10/11 - Ian Little (Berwick Rangers)

03/11/11 - Steve Lomas (St Johnstone)

25/11/11 - Pat Fenlon (Hibernian)

04/12/11 - Greig McDonald (Stirling Albion)

14/02/12 - John Hughes (Livingston)

EDITED - to add John Hughes appointment at Livingston.

At this point in time, 13 managers have been in place more than 2 years, Steven Pressley having passed his second anniversary in charge. 11 of them have been in charge for 3 years though. Just 6 have made it through four years and the top three all have more than 5 years in the job. Billy Reid now has six years and nine months at Hamilton.

Edited by Skyline Drifter

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Updated again I think

01/06/05 - Billy Reid (Hamilton Academical)

29/05/06 - Harry Cairney (Annan Athletic)

21/11/06 - John McGlynn (Raith Rovers)

23/10/07 - Brian Reid (Ayr United)

05/12/07 - Jim McIntyre (Dunfermline Athletic)

25/01/08 - Gardiner Speirs (Queen's Park)

08/05/08 - Dick Campbell (Forfar Athletic)

08/07/08 - Paul Martin (Albion Rovers)

21/01/09 - Ross Jack (Elgin City)

26/01/09 - Keith Knox (Stranraer)

27/01/09 - Terry Butcher (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)

23/12/09 - Peter Houston (Dundee United)

11/02/10 - Steven Pressley (Falkirk)

25/03/10 - Neil Lennon (Celtic)

24/05/10 - Jim Weir (Brechin City)

26/05/10 - Allan Moore (Morton)

27/05/10 - Paul Sheerin (Arbroath)

07/06/10 - Danny Lennon (St Mirren)

18/06/10 - Jimmy Boyle (Airdrie United)

15/10/10 - Barry Smith (Dundee)

27/10/10 - Alan Adamson (Dumbarton)

10/12/10 - Craig Brown (Aberdeen)

30/12/10 - Davie Irons (Stenhousemuir)

30/12/10 - Stuart McCall (Motherwell)

07/02/11 - Jim Duffy (Clyde)

19/03/11 - Ray Farningham (Montrose)

01/04/11 - Kenny Shiels (Kilmarnock)

15/04/11 - Jackie McNamara (Partick Thistle)

16/05/11 - Ally McCoist (Rangers)

18/05/11 - Paul Hartley (Alloa Athletic)

18/05/11 - Derek Adams (Ross County)

31/05/11 - John Coughlin (East Stirlingshire)

06/06/11 - Colin Cameron (Cowdenbeath)

10/06/11 - Gus MacPherson (Queen of the South)

02/08/11 - Paulo Sergio (Heart of Midlothian)

07/10/11 - Jim McInally (Peterhead)

26/10/11 - Ian Little (Berwick Rangers)

03/11/11 - Steve Lomas (St Johnstone)

25/11/11 - Pat Fenlon (Hibernian)

04/12/11 - Greig McDonald (Stirling Albion)

14/02/12 - John Hughes (Livingston)

11/03/12 - Gordon Durie (East Fife)

EDITED - to add Gordon Durie's confirmation as East Fife manager last weekend. I've listed him from his official takeover date, though he's been in caretaker charge since 1st March. The 10 days make no difference to his place in the list anyway.

At this point in time, 13 managers have been in place more than 2 years, Steven Pressley having passed his second anniversary in charge. Neil Lennon will make that 14 managers with more than 2 years in charge within the next fortnight. 11 of them have been in charge for 3 years though. Just 6 have made it through four years and the top three all have more than 5 years in the job. Billy Reid now has more than six years and nine months at Hamilton.

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