Tommy Gray
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Thomas Gray
  • Born: 1913
  • First Appointed: March 15th, 1957


Managerial History


Mar 15th, 1957 to Oct 15th, 1958

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Bill Lucas - 60
2. Alec Gibson - 52
3. Wilson Humphries - 48
4. Willie McDonald - 46
5. Jimmy Briggs - 40
6. Dave Sturrock - 36
7. Stewart Fraser - 34
8. Johnny Coyle - 33
9. Davie Cross - 31
10. Eddie Stewart - 30
1. Wilson Humphries - 36
2. Johnny Coyle - 27
3. Willie McDonald - 19
4. Dave Sturrock - 14
5. Jackie Hunter - 10
6. Jimmy Brown - 6
7. Alex Cameron - 4
8. Allan Garvie - 3
9. Tommy Martin - 3
10. Maurice Milne - 3

First Match In Charge
Mar 16th, 1957 1 - 3 vs. Forfar Athletic, League (Division Two)

Last Match In Charge
Oct 11th, 1958 1 - 2 vs. Queen's Park, League

Total Players Used:
75

Biggest Win(s)
May 3rd, 1958 7 - 0 vs. Berwick Rangers, League (Division Two)
Jan 2nd, 1958 7 - 0 vs. East Stirlingshire, League (Division Two)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Aug 24th, 1957 1 - 8 vs. Clyde, League Cup (Sectional Tie)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
70 25 13 32 150 170
(35.7%) (18.6%) (45.7%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
33 16 5 12 83 69
(48.5%) (15.2%) (36.4%)

Biography

The ex-Dundee centre half had been with Arbroath for eight years as a player, captain and manager when he was offered the Dundee United job in March 1957.

At Gayfield Park Gray was part-time, also holding down a secure and well paid day job that he didn't was to give up, and so accepted the managers position at Tannadice on a part-time basis only.

After a mid table finish in 1957, his second season was an improvement with a 9th place finish. However the 1958/59 season started badly, with United leaking goals at an alarming rate, and Gray resigned in October 1958 citing ‘pressure of business’.

Gray went on to become a part-time scout for Rangers.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Bill Lucas Apr 8th, 1957
2. Andy Hamilton Apr 11th, 1957
3. Alex Berry Apr 13th, 1957
4. Jimmy Brown Apr 24th, 1957
5. Wilson Humphries May 17th, 1957
6. Joe Roy May 17th, 1957
7. Alec Gibson Jun 26th, 1957
8. Jimmy King Jul 4th, 1957
9. Jim Duncan Aug 8th, 1957
10. Jimmy Wilson Sep 3rd, 1957
11. Bobby McKillop Sep 4th, 1957
12. George Fox Sep 20th, 1957
13. Stewart Fraser Oct 5th, 1957
14. Alex Cameron Dec 6th, 1957
15. Allan Garvie Dec 13th, 1957
16. Ron Yeats Dec 14th, 1957
17. George Forrester Feb 10th, 1958
18. Ally Rae Mar 21st, 1958
19. Ian Douglas May 3rd, 1958
20. Clive Wallace May 10th, 1958
21. Jackie Hunter May 22nd, 1958 £1,250
22. Hugh Hay May 23rd, 1958
23. Jimmy Wallace May 23rd, 1958
24. Jock Adie Aug 22nd, 1958
25. Andy Young Sep 3rd, 1958
26. Tommy Martin Sep 5th, 1958
27. A Ian Scott Sep 20th, 1958
28. Alec Brown Sep 26th, 1958
29. Charlie Robertson Sep 27th, 1958
30. Gordon Tosh Oct 10th, 1958

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed