Four Just Men

By Ed_ScottishFitba
Last updated : 24 June 2007

Scotland's Under 20s are being steered by four ex-players who had varying degrees of success when they were younger. Here is some background information on the key men in the SFA delegation heading to the World Cup in Canada.

Archie Knox: Youth Teams National Coach

Knox joined the SFA in July 2006 after a successful coaching career at clubs such as Manchester United, Aberdeen, Dundee, Rangers and Everton. His playing career started in 1965 and ended in 1980 and he played over 500 senior matches for Forfar, St Mirren, Dundee United and Montrose. He now has overall managerial responsibility for taking forward all men's national age group teams in Scotland, from Under 15 through to Under 21 level.

Archie Gemmill: Team Manager

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A living Scotland legend who played 43 times and scored 8 goals for the national team, including the one that is generally regarded as the greatest ever World Cup goal, against Holland at the 1978 group satges. He had a prolific club career, starting with St Mirren and making his name at Preston North End, Derby County, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City, as well as a season at Jacksonville Tea Men. He won English league titles with Derby (twice) and Forest.

Tommy Wilson: Head Coach

Wilson had a successful playing career with Queen's Park, St Mirren, Dunfermline, Kilmarnock and Dumbarton, the highlight being a Scottish Cup win with St Mirren in 1987. On hanging up his boots he became a coach, and worked for many years at the SFA in the Football Development department. He moved in the summer of 2006 to join Rangers as their youth team coach. Rangers youth team have just won the league and cup double in Scotland.

Jim Stewart: Goalkeeping Coach

During his playing career, Stewart played in goal for Kilmarnock, Middlesbrough and Rangers, winning the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup while at Ibrox. He also earned two caps for Scotland, and was squad goalkeeper at the 1974 FIFA World Cup when Scotland were the only unbeaten side. He later became the specialist goalkeeping coach at Kilmarnock and is currently working with Hearts. For the last five years he has also been the national goalkeeping coach of the Scotland team.

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