Craig Brown (footballer born 1940)

Craig Brown CBE ( born July 1, 1940 in Lanarkshire ) is a Scottish football coach.

In the early years of his career he coached the Scottish clubs FC Clyde FC and Motherwell.

In 1986 he was appointed assistant of the Scottish National coach Andy Roxburgh. At the same time, he has coached numerous Scottish national youth teams. In 1989, he led the U 16 to the Vice World Cup and 1992 Under 21 semi-finals of the European Championship.

In December 1993, he became the new Scotland manager. Under Brown, the team qualified for the European Football Championship 1996. Scotland missed only by goal difference the quarterfinals. Scotland also took part in the Football World Cup in 1998, but dropped out after poor performances again in the first round. After Brown had the qualification for Euro 2000 and Football World Cup 2002 missed, he was replaced by the German Berti Vogts.

From 2002 until August 29, 2004 was the coach of English club Preston North End. By December 2009, Brown was at Derby County assistant coach Billy Davies, after which he took over as coach of Jim Gannon at FC Motherwell.

In December 2010, Craig Brown moved with his assistant coach Archie Knox to Aberdeen FC.

Social Commitment

Brown involved as ambassador to show Racism the Red Card.