Ally Gallacher - Manager Profile

Full Name: Ally Gallacher
Jan 15th, 1957 to Mar 15th, 1957

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Jimmy Forbes - 8
2. Maurice Milne - 8
3. Alec Edmiston - 8
4. Don Watt - 7
5. Duncan Young - 7
6. John McGuinness - 7
7. Alex Arnold - 7
8. Johnny Coyle - 7
9. Davie Cross - 7
10. Dave Sturrock - 6
1. Johnny Coyle - 5
2. John McGuinness - 2
3. Don Watt - 2

First Match In Charge: Saturday, January 19th, 1957 vs. Stenhousemuir (2-0)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, March 9th, 1957 vs. Clyde (1-7)

Total Players Used: 16

Biggest Win(s)
Feb 6th, 1957 4 - 0 vs. Stenhousemuir, Scottish Cup (5th Round Replay)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Mar 2nd, 1957 0 - 7 vs. Greenock Morton, League (Division Two)
Feb 16th, 1957 0 - 7 vs. Raith Rovers, Scottish Cup (6th Round)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
8 3 1 4 11 26 -15
(37.5%) (12.5%) (50.0%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
5 3 1 1 9 8 +1
(60.0%) (20.0%) (20.0%)

Ally was manager of Carnoustie Panmure when then United manager Reggie Smith offered him the job of assistant manager at Tannadice.

When Smith resigned in January 1957, Ally was placed in temporary charge, and had a steady start with three wins in his first five matches.

However, disaster struck when United went down 7-0 to Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup, and a week later suffered a repeat scoreline against Morton.

For the third consecutive match, Unted conceded seven goals with a 7-1 defeat to Clyde, and he resigned as manager after just seven weeks in charge.

After resigning, Ally remained at Tannadice as an employee of Taypools, a fundraising project run by the Club that helped transform United from a lowly Division Two side to the Club that they are today.