Jimmy Allan - Manager Profile

Full Name: Jimmy Allan
Nov 1st, 1939 to Oct 31st, 1942

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Bobby Gardiner - 63
2. Chic Brownlee - 44
3. Bert Adamson - 37
4. Willie Fordyce - 34
5. Alex Glen - 33
6. Charlie Thomson - 30
7. Arthur Baxter - 30
8. Jimmy Littlejohn - 30
9. Eric Sibley - 29
10. Arthur Milne - 29
1. Albert Juliussen - 39
2. Bobby Gardiner - 27
3. Arthur Milne - 24
4. Bob Glassey - 12
5. Laurie Nevins - 9
6. Norman Fraser - 8
7. Tommy Adamson - 7
8. Jerry Kerr - 7
9. John Ross - 7
10. Geo Watson - 7

First Match In Charge: Saturday, November 4th, 1939 vs. Cowdenbeath (2-4)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, October 24th, 1942 vs. Aberdeen (0-1)

Total Players Used: 92

Biggest Win(s)
Apr 3rd, 1940 10 - 2 vs. Stenhousemuir, Wartime (Eastern Regional)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Nov 18th, 1939 2 - 9 vs. Heart of Midlothian, Wartime (Eastern Regional)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
84 34 14 36 199 201 -2
(40.5%) (16.7%) (42.9%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
42 26 6 10 125 79 +46
(61.9%) (14.3%) (23.8%)

Allan had a brief senior career playing for Cowdenbeath and Falkirk - as well as spells as a professional sprinter and a barber - before becoming a trainer at Tannadice under Jimmy Brownlie and Sam Irving in 1938.

When the Second World War broke out and the Scottish League was abandoned in October 1939, Allan took over the Managers position when Booby McKay had his contract terminated.

Allan took the club to its first major Cup Final, in the Emergency War Cup, against Rangers at Hampden Park in May 1940, and, apart from the 1940/41 season when the Club closed down, he lead United through the early War years until Ocotber 1942 after a dispute with the board.

Throughout his time at Tannadice and beyond, Allan continued with his barber's shop in Lochee until 1968.