Jimmy Littlejohn - Manager Profile

Full Name: James Adam Littlejohn
Oct 1st, 1942 to Nov 15th, 1944

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Chic Brownlee - 54
2. Laurie Nevins - 40
3. Charlie McGillivray - 35
4. Albert Juliussen - 35
5. Willie Wann - 34
6. Sandy Elder - 31
7. Boye Karlsen - 29
8. Piper MacKay - 29
9. Ronnie McWalter - 26
10. Jimmy Morgan - 23
1. Albert Juliussen - 41
2. Charlie McGillivray - 16
3. Laurie Nevins - 15
4. Willie Wann - 15
5. Bobby Moodie - 6
6. Boye Karlsen - 5
7. Bernard Nelson - 4
8. Jack Court - 3
9. Piper MacKay - 3
10. Geo Thomson - 3

First Match In Charge: Saturday, October 3rd, 1942 vs. Raith Rovers (0-4)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, November 11th, 1944 vs. Aberdeen (0-5)

Total Players Used: 105

Biggest Win(s)
Oct 9th, 1943 7 - 1 vs. Falkirk, Wartime (North Eastern - 1st Series)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Aug 21st, 1943 0 - 8 vs. Rangers, Wartime (North Eastern - 1st Series)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
72 27 5 40 144 197 -53
(37.5%) (6.9%) (55.6%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
35 24 1 10 94 66 +28
(68.6%) (2.9%) (28.6%)

Jimmy Littlejohn had been with Cowdenbeath until the outbreak of WW2. United received permission to play him and he went on to complete the season, missing just a few games and played in the final of the Emergency War Cup in 1940. In July 1942 he was elected to the Board of Directors.

He was joint team Manager with Jimmy Allan for a short period in the early days of WW2 and took sole charge of team matters in November 1942 while United played in the North Eastern division of the Wartime League set-up, until Charlie McGillivray was appointed as manager in November 1944.

During his time as a director of the Club, Littlejohn was instrumental in investigating and setting up the football pools project that the Club undertook during the late 1950's, and Taypools went on to be a huge success.

Apart from a three year spell missed due to ill health, Jimmy remained on the Board until his death in 1989.