John Young
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: John Young
  • Born: October 22nd, 1951 (Edinburgh)
  • Former Player: John Young
  • First Appointed: December 17th, 1986


Managerial History


Dec 17th, 1986 to Apr 19th, 1990

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Jimmy Fotheringham - 136
2. Brian Mitchell - 114
3. Lex Richardson - 97
4. Derek Jackson - 84
5. Paul Jack - 80
6. John Fleming - 66
7. Grant Dewar - 63
8. Bobby Forrest - 60
9. Bradley Kerr - 59
10. Paul Anderson - 56
1. Jimmy Fotheringham - 34
2. Bobby Forrest - 20
3. Ralph Brand - 16
4. Alan McKenna - 15
5. Andy Brannigan - 12
6. Jim Marshall - 12
7. Lex Richardson - 12
8. Mark Bennett - 7
9. Bradley Kerr - 7
10. Ian Stewart - 7

First Match In Charge
Dec 20th, 1986 2 - 1 vs. Raith Rovers, Scottish League (Second Division)

Last Match In Charge
Apr 14th, 1990 2 - 3 vs. Stirling Albion, Scottish League

Total Players Used:
57 (59 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Sep 17th, 1988 5 - 1 vs. Stenhousemuir, Scottish League (Second Division)
Mar 5th, 1988 4 - 0 vs. Albion Rovers, Scottish League (Second Division)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Jan 30th, 1988 0 - 7 vs. Dundee United, Scottish Cup (Third Round)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
150 44 46 60 194 248
(29.3%) (30.7%) (40.0%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
73 26 21 26 101 109
(35.6%) (28.8%) (35.6%)

Biography

Having previously spent the final two years of his playing career at Gayfield, and being assistant manager to Jimmy Bone, it was Young who stepped up to replace him in December 1986. During his two and a half seasons in charge Young struggled to progress the Lichties into the upper half and he was sacked at the end of the 89-90 season.

Of course, John Young returned to the club in March 2016 as a coach, nearly 26 years after his previous departure!


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Alan Duff Dec 23rd, 1986
2. Bobby Anderson Mar 31st, 1987
3. Alan McKenna Jul 13th, 1987
4. David Burnside Jul 15th, 1987
5. Lex Richardson Jul 16th, 1987
6. Paul Fleming Aug 22nd, 1987
7. Bradley Kerr Sep 30th, 1987
8. Bobby Forrest Nov 16th, 1987
9. Paul Anderson Dec 31st, 1987
10. Les Fridge Feb 7th, 1988
11. Dougie Todd Mar 31st, 1988
12. Craig Donaldson Jun 20th, 1988
13. Ralph Brand Jun 22nd, 1988
14. Ian Stewart Jun 22nd, 1988
15. Grant Dewar Jun 24th, 1988
16. Gerry McEwan Aug 6th, 1988
17. Hamish McAlpine Aug 9th, 1988
18. John Fleming Sep 26th, 1988
19. Russell Cosgrove Oct 26th, 1988
20. Scott McGuinness Nov 2nd, 1988
21. Tony Bryden Nov 11th, 1988
22. Mark Bennett Dec 30th, 1988
23. Jimmy Hamilton Jan 25th, 1989
24. John Gallagher Jun 9th, 1989
25. Graeme Carlin Jul 5th, 1989
26. Ian Gibson Aug 25th, 1989
27. Jim Marshall Sep 29th, 1989
28. Billy Bennett Oct 6th, 1989
29. Alan McKillop Feb 9th, 1990

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
1. Kevin Tindal May 20th, 1988
2. Craig Farnan May 20th, 1988
3. Derek Balfour May 20th, 1988
4. Steve Florence Jun 1st, 1988
5. Ray Smith Aug 29th, 1988
6. Dougie Craig Jun 1st, 1989
7. Kenny Fox Jul 1st, 1989
8. Barry Davies Jul 1st, 1989
9. Scott Glass Jul 1st, 1989
First Signing

Alan Duff
on Dec 23rd, 1986