Peter Houston - Manager Profile

Full Name: Peter Houston
Dec 23rd, 2009 to Jan 28th, 2013

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Jon Daly - 133
2. Seán Dillon - 124
3. Dušan Perniš - 116
4. Johnny Russell - 106
5. Paul Dixon - 98
6. Keith Watson - 93
7. Garry Kenneth - 91
8. Scott Robertson - 89
9. John Rankin - 74
10. David Goodwillie - 73
1. Jon Daly - 56
2. Johnny Russell - 37
3. David Goodwillie - 30
4. Danny Swanson - 10
5. Gary Mackay-Steven - 9
6. Craig Conway - 8
7. Scott Robertson - 7
8. Gavin Gunning - 6
9. John Rankin - 6
10. Keith Watson - 6

First Match In Charge: Saturday, December 26th, 2009 vs. Kilmarnock (0-0)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 vs. Ross County (1-1)

Total Players Used: 53 (61 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Dec 1st, 2012 5 - 0 vs. Stranraer, Scottish Cup (4th Round)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Dec 30th, 2009 1 - 7 vs. Rangers, League (SPL)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
150 63 44 43 232 205 +27
(42.0%) (29.3%) (28.7%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
71 29 22 20 106 85 +21
(40.8%) (31.0%) (28.2%)

Born in Baillieston, Peter had a playing career that spanned sixteen years, playing for several clubs as a striker, most notably Albion Rovers and Falkirk.

Beginning as a coach and SFA Development Officer at Falkirk, Peter joined Jim Jefferies at Hearts in 1995 as the reserve and youth team coach. Following Jefferies' departure in 2000, he was installed as the caretaker-manager before Craig Levein's appointment saw him appointed as Assistant Manager. He followed upon his move to Leicester in 2004, before Levein's backroom team were dismissed in January 2006.

In 2006, Peter joined Craig Levein at United, again as Assistant Manager. Following's Levein's departure in 2009, Peter became the caretaker-manager - until May 2010, when he accepted the manager's position on a full time basis. His permanent appointment followed an historic Scottish Cup final victory over Ross County - as only the second United manager to lift the trophy.

While managing United, Peter also worked with Craig Levein as the Assistant Manager for Scotland between 2009 and 2012. Four months before the end of his contract, Peter and the club agreed to part ways by mutual consent.