Craig Levein - Manager Profile

Full Name: Craig William Levein
Oct 30th, 2006 to Dec 23rd, 2009

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Morgaro Gomis - 113
2. Craig Conway - 98
3. SeŠn Dillon - 95
4. Lee Wilkie - 93
5. Darren Dods - 78
6. David Robertson - 78
7. Garry Kenneth - 70
8. Prince Buaben - 70
9. Willo Flood - 68
10. Mark Kerr - 64
1. Noel Hunt - 25
2. Barry Robson - 20
3. Jon Daly - 13
4. David Robertson - 13
5. Fran Sandaza - 10
6. Lee Wilkie - 10
7. David Goodwillie - 9
8. Craig Conway - 8
9. Prince Buaben - 6
10. Darren Dods - 6

First Match In Charge: Sunday, November 5th, 2006 vs. Rangers (2-1)

Last Match In Charge: Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 vs. Rangers (0-3)

Total Players Used: 56 (66 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Jan 11th, 2009 4 - 0 vs. East Stirlingshire, Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Aug 26th, 2008 5 - 1 vs. Cowdenbeath, League Cup (2nd Round)
Mar 17th, 2007 4 - 0 vs. Heart of Midlothian, League (SPL)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Jan 13th, 2007 0 - 5 vs. Rangers, League (SPL)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
136 55 40 41 185 160 +25
(40.4%) (29.4%) (30.1%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
65 30 21 14 86 66 +20
(46.2%) (32.3%) (21.5%)

Born in Dunfermline, Craig started his professional playing career with Cowdenbeath before moving to Hearts for a fee of £40,000 in 1983. As a centre half, he went on to win the Young Player of the Year award in 1985 and 1986, making over 300 appearances for the Edinburgh club. During this time he was also awarded 16 caps for Scotland.

Injuries hampered Craig's career and he was eventually forced into retirement in 1997. He went onto to manage his former club, Cowdenbeath, that same year and in 2000 he became the Hearts manager. He remained there for four years, taking the club into Europe, before leaving for Leicester City. His spell in England was brief and before long he was back in Scotland as the Raith Rovers boss.

Following the departure of Craig Brewster from Tannadice in October 2006, Craig was appointed manager of United. Rescuing the club from relegation and taking the club to the 2008 League Cup Final, Craig transformed the club working under chairman Eddie Thompson, to such a degree that he was named as a Director at the club.

In December of 2009, Levein was tempted away from United to become the Scotland manager.