Craig Brewster - Manager Profile

Full Name: Craig James Brewster
Jan 16th, 2006 to Oct 30th, 2006

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Collin Samuel - 30
2. David McCracken - 27
3. Mark Kerr - 27
4. Stuart Duff - 26
5. Alan Archibald - 24
6. Barry Robson - 24
7. Derek Stillie - 22
8. Greg Cameron - 16
9. Lee Miller - 16
10. David Robertson - 15
1. Barry Robson - 4
2. Noel Hunt - 3
3. Lee Miller - 3
4. Collin Samuel - 3
5. David Fernández - 2
6. Charlie Mulgrew - 2
7. David Robertson - 2
8. Alan Archibald - 1
9. Grant Brebner - 1
10. Stuart Duff - 1

First Match In Charge: Saturday, January 21st, 2006 vs. Aberdeen (1-1)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, October 28th, 2006 vs. Falkirk (1-5)

Total Players Used: 33 (36 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Aug 26th, 2006 3 - 1 vs. St Mirren, League (SPL)
Mar 11th, 2006 3 - 1 vs. Livingston, League (SPL)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Oct 28th, 2006 1 - 5 vs. Falkirk, League (SPL)
Oct 1st, 2006 0 - 4 vs. Heart of Midlothian, League (SPL)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
30 3 11 16 28 59 -31
(10.0%) (36.7%) (53.3%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
14 2 5 7 14 26 -12
(14.3%) (35.7%) (50.0%)

When Brewster left United in 1996, he enjoyed a five year spell in Greece with Ionikos before returning to Scotland in 2001 to play for HIbs, and one year later he signed for Dunfermline Athletic. In November 2004, at the age of 37, Brewster was appointed player/manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Brewster coped well with the combined role, consolidating Inverness's place in the SPL during his 13 month spell in charge. When United chairman Eddie Thompson was forced into parting ways with manager Gordon Chisholm, he jumped at the chance to bring such an iconic player back to the Club, and Brewster returned to Tannadice in January 2006.

However, Brewster picked up a long term injury in his first game back as a player, and he struggled in his role as manager, winning just three matches during his 10 months in charge.

Brewster was let go in October 2006, and although his overall record as manager was poor, he laid foundations behind the scenes that other managers would soon benefit from.