Ray McKinnon - Manager ProfileFull Name: Raymond McKinnon (view playing record)
Born: August 5th, 1970 (Dundee)
|Most Appearances||Top Scorers|
Simon Murray - 50
2. Cammy Bell - 49
3. Willo Flood - 46
4. Mark Durnan - 45
5. Tony Andreu - 42
6. William Edjenguélé - 41
7. Blair Spittal - 40
8. Charlie Telfer - 38
9. Scott Fraser - 37
10. Nick van der Velden - 31
Tony Andreu - 19
2. Simon Murray - 18
3. Thomas Mikkelsen - 8
4. Scott Fraser - 6
5. Mark Durnan - 5
6. Cammy Smith - 5
7. Blair Spittal - 5
8. Nick van der Velden - 3
9. Henri Anier - 2
10. William Edjenguélé - 2
|First Match In Charge:||Friday, July 15th, 2016 vs. Arbroath (1-1)|
|Total Players Used:||30 (36 including unused subs)|
|Jul 19th, 2016||6 - 1 vs. Cowdenbeath, League Cup (Group C - North)|
|Jan 21st, 2017||2 - 6 vs. Ross County, Scottish Cup (4th Round)|
Ray was an 'S' signing from Finlathen Boys Club. He was a Scotland schools and Under-15 player and became an Under-21 international. He made a breakthrough into the first team by 1989-90 and was frequently in the side over the next three years, collecting a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final of 1991.
In June 1992 he moved to Nottingham Forest for a fee reported to be around £750,000. After a move to Aberdeen he returned to Tannadice in November 1995 for a reported £200,000 and helped United regain Premier League status as part of Billy Kirkwood's promotion winning side that season. He went down in United history when he netted a hat-trick of free kicks in a match against Kilmarnock on March 22, 1997. At a time when United were flying high under Tommy McLean, Ray was unable to hold down a first team slot and later left to join Luton Town.
Ray played for a host of different clubs across the UK and Northern Ireland between 2000 and 2006 before settling down with junior side Lochee United, whom he became manager of in 2004, while also holding a coaching post with the Scottish FA. He was appointed manager of Brechin City in 2012 and enjoyed a successful spell before being appointed Raith Rovers manager in the summer of 2015 where he steered the Fife club into the Championship play-offs, narrowly losing out to Hibs in the semi final.
On May 12th, 2016, having agreed terms with Raith Rovers, Ray McKinnon was appointed as first team manager on a three year deal, taking charge of the side after the club's final game of the 2015-16.