John McGlashan
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: John McGlashan
  • Born: June 3rd, 1967 (Dundee)
  • Died: January 10th, 2018 (Dundee)
  • Former Player: John McGlashan
  • First Appointed: September 29th, 2005


Managerial History


Sep 29th, 2005 to Oct 19th, 2009

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Kevin McMullan - 151
2. Steven Rennie - 137
3. Robbie Raeside - 136
4. Jamie Bishop - 136
5. Barry Sellars - 112
6. Roddy Black - 106
7. Bryan Scott - 101
8. Andy Reilly - 100
9. Paul Watson - 99
10. Ian Dobbins - 92
1. Bryan Scott - 34
2. Barry Sellars - 32
3. Alan Brazil - 22
4. Robbie Raeside - 18
5. Paul Watson - 15
6. Willie Martin - 13
7. Jay Stein - 12
8. Andy Reilly - 11
9. Jamie Bishop - 9
10. Steven Rennie - 9

First Match In Charge
Oct 1st, 2005 2 - 2 vs. Queen's Park, Scottish League (Third Division)

Last Match In Charge
Oct 17th, 2009 0 - 1 vs. Cowdenbeath, Scottish League

Total Players Used:
71 (79 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Oct 27th, 2007 5 - 0 vs. Elgin City, Scottish Cup (Second Round)
Nov 26th, 2005 7 - 2 vs. East Stirlingshire, Scottish League (Third Division)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Aug 26th, 2009 0 - 6 vs. St Johnstone, Scottish League Cup (Second Round)
Jan 7th, 2006 0 - 6 vs. Hibernian, Scottish Cup (Third Round)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
181 78 34 69 269 237
(43.1%) (18.8%) (38.1%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
92 41 19 32 139 112
(44.6%) (20.7%) (34.8%)

Biography

John McGlashan featured for us as a player in the 90s and early 00s before leaving the club in 2005 to become manager at Dundee Violet. After the clubs poor start to the 05-06 season, and Harry Cairney's subsequent resignation, McGlashan was brought back just months after departing, this time as manager.

In his first season, he took the club to the play offs, but failed to gain promotion losing the two leg match to Alloa by 1-2. His second season was a very exciting affair, with the Lichties and Berwick Rangers going neck and neck for the title. The tussle wasn't settled until the penultimate Saturday, when Arbroath travelled to Berwick, and despite a large travelling support willing the club to succeed, the Wee Rangers had enough to win the match and secure the league title. Arbroath were again to fail at the first hurdle in the play offs, losing to an in form Queens Park. The Spiders would ultimately win the play off final and achieve promotion to the Second Division.

The next season saw the Lichties again reach the play offs, finishing fourth in the league. Their first task was to play Cowdenbeath, who had finished second bottom of the second division. After a home draw, Arbroath won the second match at Central Park after extra time, and followed up with a 2-1 victory over Stranraer to reach the second division. The first season in the Second Division was a real tussle, but the Lichties came good to finish 7th and secure another season at the same level. After a reasonable start to the new campaign with some good away results, a string of home defeats culminated in John's resignation in October.

Both before, during and after his time as manager at the club, John McGlashan was well known throughout the town and community of Arbroath for the work he did with street football and other community projects. John very sadly passed away in January 2018 aged 50 after battling Motor Neurone Disease.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Scott Taylor Jan 20th, 2006
2. Jon Voigt Feb 14th, 2006
3. Scott Morrison Jul 1st, 2006
4. Willie Martin Jul 1st, 2006
5. Ross Gardiner Dec 15th, 2006
6. Jamie Doyle Jan 15th, 2007
7. Joe Savage Jan 20th, 2007
8. Kevin Webster Feb 1st, 2007
9. Darren Scott Jun 1st, 2007
10. Stuart Ferguson Jun 1st, 2007
11. Alan Campbell Jul 1st, 2007
12. Chris Hegarty Jul 1st, 2007
13. Stuart MacKay Jul 1st, 2007
14. Craig Tully Jul 1st, 2007
15. Brian Clark Sep 1st, 2007
16. Alan Rattray Jan 1st, 2008
17. Paul Lunan Jan 1st, 2008
18. Darren Hill Jan 1st, 2008
19. Bryan Deasley Feb 1st, 2008
20. Scott McBride Feb 1st, 2008
21. John Fraser Jun 1st, 2008
22. Scott Gates Jun 1st, 2008
23. Sean Simpson Jul 1st, 2008
24. Kenny Wright Jul 1st, 2008
25. Joe Dingwall Jul 1st, 2008
26. Steven Weir Aug 22nd, 2008
27. Craig Forsyth Sep 25th, 2008
28. David McGowan Oct 17th, 2008
29. Robbie Ross Jan 1st, 2009
30. Colin Cameron Jan 8th, 2009
31. Keith Gibson Mar 1st, 2009
32. Kevin Milne Jun 1st, 2009
33. Steven Hislop Jun 20th, 2009
34. Jamie Redman Jul 1st, 2009
35. Steven Doris Jul 1st, 2009
36. Dermot McCaffrey Sep 18th, 2009

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
1. Darryl Burns Mar 31st, 2009
First Signing

Scott Taylor
on Jan 20th, 2006