Willie Reid
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Born:
  • First Appointed: June 1st, 1931


Managerial History


Jun 1st, 1931 to Mar 1st, 1934

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Chic McIntosh - 97
2. Bill Taylor - 75
3. Frank Penson - 68
4. Jacky Kay - 67
5. George Gardiner - 65
6. Harry Brant - 64
7. John Brown - 58
8. Willie Ouchterlonie - 46
9. Archie Buchanan - 46
10. Jimmy Milne - 44
1. Willie Ouchterlonie - 33
2. Harry Brant - 23
3. John Brown - 19
4. Jimmy Dyet - 18
5. George A Ross - 13
6. David Laing - 12
7. Jacky Kay - 11
8. Colvin Bennett - 9
9. Andrew Jackson - 5
10. Chic Weir - 5

First Match In Charge
Aug 8th, 1931 0 - 2 vs. Heart of Midlothian, League (Division One)

Last Match In Charge
Feb 10th, 1934 1 - 2 vs. Edinburgh City, League

Total Players Used:
57

Biggest Win(s)
Nov 18th, 1933 9 - 3 vs. Edinburgh City, League (Division Two)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Dec 12th, 1931 0 - 8 vs. Kilmarnock, League (Division One)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
107 30 17 60 179 275
(28.0%) (15.9%) (56.1%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
52 20 12 20 103 112
(38.5%) (23.1%) (38.5%)

Biography

As a player, Reid was a high scoring centre-forward for Morton, Third Lanark, Motherwell, Portsmouth and Rangers before serving as a Gunner during the First World War. Winning nine Scotland caps, he finished his playing career at Albion Rovers, becoming their Secretary/Manager in 1922.

In April 1931 he replaced his former Third Lanark team-mate Jimmy Brownlie as Manager at Tannadice, after Brownlie and United had mysteriously parted ways just hours after taking United back to Division One.

He was unable to keep United in the top Division, and with the Club facing financial difficulties, he was denied the resources to mount a meaningful challenge for promotion. When United were rescued from the threat of bankruptcy in March 1934, the new owners decided to replace Reid, bringing Jimmy Brownlie back for some much needed experience and stability.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. George Radcliffe Jul 23rd, 1931
2. William Logie Jul 28th, 1931
3. David Cuthill Aug 6th, 1931
4. Chic McIntosh Aug 8th, 1931
5. Andrew Jackson Aug 11th, 1931
6. Harry Brant Aug 20th, 1931
7. Archie Buchanan Aug 31st, 1931
8. Jim Baillie Nov 5th, 1931
9. Jimmy Dyet Dec 16th, 1931
10. Dave Morris Dec 17th, 1931 £500
11. George McGlynn Dec 17th, 1931
12. Eddie Glover Jan 6th, 1932
13. Charles Whyte Jun 7th, 1932
14. Joe Connolly Jul 22nd, 1932
15. Walter Hotson Jul 22nd, 1932
16. John Brown Aug 31st, 1932
17. Willie Ouchterlonie Sep 30th, 1932
18. James Lindsay Dec 8th, 1932
19. Peter Gavigan Dec 9th, 1932
20. David Laing Dec 23rd, 1932
21. Fred Murray Jul 3rd, 1933
22. Archie Milliken Jul 14th, 1933
23. Hugh Foy Jul 14th, 1933
24. William Sinclair Jul 22nd, 1933
25. William Low Aug 5th, 1933
26. Dave Corbett Aug 23rd, 1933
27. Charles Campbell Sep 1st, 1933
28. W Wallace Sep 2nd, 1933
29. Laurie McBain Sep 6th, 1933
30. Chic Weir Sep 7th, 1933
31. Whyte Sep 23rd, 1933
32. David Willis Sep 27th, 1933
33. Harry Nicolson Oct 24th, 1933
34. Bill Masson Nov 6th, 1933
35. Cargill Nov 14th, 1933
36. Lawrence Nov 18th, 1933
37. Johnnie Herbert Nov 24th, 1933
38. Monty Munro Dec 13th, 1933
39. Alec Farmer Dec 30th, 1933
40. Bobby Gardiner Jan 3rd, 1934

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed