Craig Brown: SUBSTITUTION PROTOCOL

In my previous article I made reference to SUBSTITUTIONS and said there were at least 11 reasons for making a substitution. This prompted quite a number of requests from readers mainly reprimanding me for not enumerating the reasons. In response… From being someone who played in the 1960s when there were no substitutes, to being aContinue reading “Craig Brown: SUBSTITUTION PROTOCOL”

Craig Brown: The Assistant Manager

Photos courtesy of Craig Brown Written by Craig Brown It’s nothing short of amazing how much times have changed in the game of football. Over sixty years ago I joined Glasgow Rangers FC, then the top team in Scotland. Every Christmas the present to the players was a framed, named, team photograph taken at theContinue reading “Craig Brown: The Assistant Manager”

Craig Brown: Working with Shankly, Ferguson and a life in football management

Photos courtesy of Craig Brown You are currently retired as a professional manager? Yes, I retired seven years ago as a manager and a short time before my retirement my friend Sir Alex Ferguson rang me to say, “Do you know you are the oldest manager in Scotland?” At that time I was ‘only’ 72Continue reading “Craig Brown: Working with Shankly, Ferguson and a life in football management”

Craig Brown: The buzz of qualification and what comes next

Photos courtesy of Craig Brown Written by Craig Brown I’m fortunate in that I’ve been to 5 major tournaments (WC ‘86, ‘90, ‘98 : EC ‘92, ‘96) having been involved in qualification for 4 of the 5. For the World Cup in 1986 I was invited by the temporary manager, Alex Ferguson, to join theContinue reading “Craig Brown: The buzz of qualification and what comes next”