Ian McColl

John Miller " Ian " McColl ( born June 7, 1927 in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, † 25 October 2008) was a Scottish football player and football coach. He was national player and later coach of the Scottish national football team.

Career as a footballer

McColl joined in 1943 the FC Queen's Park. In addition, he studied engineering at the University of Glasgow. He interrupted his studies in favor of his football career, but later closed it off. 1945 McColl moved to the Rangers, where he spent 15 years active. Overall, he ran on in 526 matches for the club; at this time won the defender, who was also team captain in the 1950s, with the club six championships, five Cup wins and two times the Scottish League Cup. Between 1950 and 1958 he was used 14 times in the national team.

Career as a football coach

After the end of the season 1959/1960 McColl finished his career as an active player. The following year, he was appointed the coach of the national association for. Under his leadership, Scotland won the British Home Championship in 1962 and 1963. 1965 he became coach of FC Sunderland, where he worked for three years.