Willie Reid - Manager Profile

Jun 1st, 1931 to Mar 1st, 1934

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Chic McIntosh - 97
2. Bill Taylor - 75
3. Frank Penson - 68
4. Jacky Kay - 67
5. George Gardiner - 65
6. Harry Brant - 64
7. John Brown - 58
8. Willie Ouchterlonie - 46
9. Archie Buchanan - 46
10. Jimmy Milne - 44
1. Willie Ouchterlonie - 33
2. Harry Brant - 23
3. John Brown - 19
4. Jimmy Dyet - 18
5. George A Ross - 13
6. David Laing - 12
7. Jacky Kay - 11
8. Colvin Bennett - 9
9. Andrew Jackson - 5
10. Chic Weir - 5

First Match In Charge: Saturday, August 8th, 1931 vs. Heart of Midlothian (0-2)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, February 10th, 1934 vs. Edinburgh City (1-2)

Total Players Used: 57

Biggest Win(s)
Nov 18th, 1933 9 - 3 vs. Edinburgh City, League (Division Two)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Dec 12th, 1931 0 - 8 vs. Kilmarnock, League (Division One)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
107 30 17 60 179 275 -96
(28.0%) (15.9%) (56.1%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
52 20 12 20 103 112 -9
(38.5%) (23.1%) (38.5%)

As a player, Reid was a high scoring centre-forward for Morton, Third Lanark, Motherwell, Portsmouth and Rangers before serving as a Gunner during the First World War. Winning nine Scotland caps, he finished his playing career at Albion Rovers, becoming their Secretary/Manager in 1922.

In April 1931 he replaced his former Third Lanark team-mate Jimmy Brownlie as Manager at Tannadice, after Brownlie and United had mysteriously parted ways just hours after taking United back to Division One.

He was unable to keep United in the top Division, and with the Club facing financial difficulties, he was denied the resources to mount a meaningful challenge for promotion. When United were rescued from the threat of bankruptcy in March 1934, the new owners decided to replace Reid, bringing Jimmy Brownlie back for some much needed experience and stability.