Jimmy Allan
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Jimmy Allan
  • Born: 1896 (Cowdenbeath)
  • Died: 1982
  • First Appointed: November 1st, 1939


Managerial History


Nov 1st, 1939 to Oct 31st, 1942

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Bobby Gardiner - 63
2. Chic Brownlee - 44
3. Bert Adamson - 37
4. Willie Fordyce - 34
5. Alex Glen - 33
6. Jimmy Littlejohn - 30
7. Charlie Thomson - 30
8. Arthur Baxter - 30
9. Alex Miller - 29
10. Eric Sibley - 29
1. Albert Juliussen - 39
2. Bobby Gardiner - 27
3. Arthur Milne - 24
4. Bob Glassey - 12
5. Laurie Nevins - 9
6. Norman Fraser - 8
7. Tommy Adamson - 7
8. Jerry Kerr - 7
9. John Ross - 7
10. Geo Watson - 7

First Match In Charge
Nov 4th, 1939 2 - 4 vs. Cowdenbeath, Wartime (Eastern Regional)

Last Match In Charge
Oct 24th, 1942 0 - 1 vs. Aberdeen, Wartime

Total Players Used:
92

Biggest Win(s)
Apr 3rd, 1940 10 - 2 vs. Stenhousemuir, Wartime (Eastern Regional)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Nov 18th, 1939 2 - 9 vs. Heart of Midlothian, Wartime (Eastern Regional)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
84 34 14 36 199 201
(40.5%) (16.7%) (42.9%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
42 26 6 10 125 79
(61.9%) (14.3%) (23.8%)

Biography

Allan had a brief senior career playing for Cowdenbeath and Falkirk - as well as spells as a professional sprinter and a barber - before becoming a trainer at Tannadice under Jimmy Brownlie and Sam Irving in 1938.

When the Second World War broke out and the Scottish League was abandoned in October 1939, Allan took over the Managers position when Booby McKay had his contract terminated.

Allan took the club to its first major Cup Final, in the Emergency War Cup, against Rangers at Hampden Park in May 1940, and, apart from the 1940/41 season when the Club closed down, he lead United through the early War years until Ocotber 1942 after a dispute with the board.

Throughout his time at Tannadice and beyond, Allan continued with his barber's shop in Lochee until 1968.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Hugh Robertson Nov 16th, 1939
2. Peter Monaghan Nov 18th, 1939
3. Charlie Thomson Nov 30th, 1939
4. Willie Coull Dec 14th, 1939
5. Norman Brand Feb 9th, 1940
6. James McLean Mar 1st, 1940
7. Jimmy Tennant Mar 15th, 1940
8. Tommy Dunsmore Mar 29th, 1940
9. Harry Pinkerton Apr 2nd, 1940
10. Peter Cabrelli May 10th, 1940
11. Cornelius Holland May 23rd, 1941
12. Antonia Kellar May 31st, 1941
13. James Witherspoon Jun 21st, 1941
14. Joe Vannet Jul 14th, 1941
15. Eric Sibley Jul 17th, 1941
16. Willie Clark Aug 15th, 1941
17. Stan Duncan Aug 16th, 1941
18. Bert Adamson Aug 16th, 1941
19. Chic Brownlee Sep 13th, 1941
20. Lomond Reid Sep 16th, 1941
21. Albert Juliussen Sep 17th, 1941
22. Sid Smith Sep 27th, 1941
23. Willie Cook Nov 7th, 1941
24. Willie Fordyce Nov 14th, 1941
25. Patsy Gallacher Nov 27th, 1941
26. Jimmy Morgan Dec 3rd, 1941
27. Dave Smith Jan 1st, 1942
28. Bob Glassey Jan 27th, 1942
29. Fred Sargent Feb 16th, 1942
30. Bob Smith Feb 19th, 1942
31. Eric Hampson Mar 26th, 1942
32. David S Low Mar 26th, 1942
33. Ronald Gray Apr 4th, 1942
34. Laurie Nevins Apr 15th, 1942
35. Alec Low Apr 30th, 1942
36. Jimmy Melville May 1st, 1942
37. Robert Rooney May 6th, 1942
38. Charlie McGillivray May 8th, 1942
39. George May Aug 5th, 1942
40. Ted Singleton Aug 13th, 1942
41. George Fairbairn Aug 13th, 1942
42. Bobby Chalmers Aug 25th, 1942
43. Jeffrey Barker Aug 27th, 1942
44. Jimmy Woodburn Sep 4th, 1942
45. James Walters Sep 11th, 1942
46. Max Turnbull Sep 16th, 1942
47. Joe Johnstone Oct 1st, 1942

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed