Ray McKinnon
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Raymond McKinnon
  • Born: August 5th, 1970 (Dundee)
  • Former Player: Ray McKinnon
  • First Appointed: May 15th, 2016


Managerial History


May 15th, 2016 to Oct 24th, 2017

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Mark Durnan - 57
2. Willo Flood - 56
3. William Edjenguélé - 55
4. Simon Murray - 50
5. Cammy Bell - 49
6. Scott Fraser - 47
7. Jamie Robson - 42
8. Tony Andreu - 42
9. Blair Spittal - 40
10. Stewart Murdoch - 39
1. Tony Andreu - 19
2. Simon Murray - 18
3. Scott Fraser - 8
4. Thomas Mikkelsen - 8
5. Mark Durnan - 6
6. Paul McMullan - 5
7. Cammy Smith - 5
8. Blair Spittal - 5
9. Scott McDonald - 4
10. Willo Flood - 3

First Match In Charge
Jul 15th, 2016 1 - 1 vs. Arbroath, League Cup (Group C - North)

Last Match In Charge
Oct 21st, 2017 0 - 2 vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle, League

Total Players Used:
52 (57 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Jul 19th, 2016 6 - 1 vs. Cowdenbeath, League Cup (Group C - North)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Jan 21st, 2017 2 - 6 vs. Ross County, Scottish Cup (4th Round)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
72 37 19 16 112 80
(51.4%) (26.4%) (22.2%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
35 24 9 2 68 30
(68.6%) (25.7%) (5.7%)

Biography

Ray was an 'S' signing from Finlathen Boys Club. He was a Scotland schools and Under-15 player and became an Under-21 international. He made a breakthrough into the first team by 1989-90 and was frequently in the side over the next three years, collecting a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final of 1991.

In June 1992 he moved to Nottingham Forest for a fee reported to be around £750,000. After a move to Aberdeen he returned to Tannadice in November 1995 for a reported £200,000 and helped United regain Premier League status as part of Billy Kirkwood's promotion winning side that season. He went down in United history when he netted a hat-trick of free kicks in a match against Kilmarnock on March 22, 1997. At a time when United were flying high under Tommy McLean, Ray was unable to hold down a first team slot and later left to join Luton Town.

Ray played for a host of different clubs across the UK and Northern Ireland between 2000 and 2006 before settling down with junior side Lochee United, whom he became manager of in 2004, while also holding a coaching post with the Scottish FA. He was appointed manager of Brechin City in 2012 and enjoyed a successful spell before being appointed Raith Rovers manager in the summer of 2015 where he steered the Fife club into the Championship play-offs, narrowly losing out to Hibs in the semi final.

On May 12th, 2016, having agreed terms with Raith Rovers, Ray McKinnon was appointed as first team manager on a three year deal, taking charge of the side after the club's final game of the 2015-16. In his first season, Ray took United to the promotion playoffs after being beaten to the Championship title by Hibs. His United side ultimately lost to Hamilton in the playoff final. The only highlight was the winning of the Irn Bru Cup in March 2017. The following season started slowly and ultimately after a poor run of form that saw United in 4th place come October, Ray left the club by mutual consent.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Stewart Murdoch Jun 14th, 2016
2. Cammy Bell Jun 22nd, 2016
3. Brett Long Jun 24th, 2016
4. Scott Reekie Jun 26th, 2016
5. Lewis Toshney Jun 28th, 2016
6. Tope Obadeyi Jul 1st, 2016
7. Cammy Smith Jul 13th, 2016
8. Nick van der Velden Jul 19th, 2016
9. Frank van der Struijk Aug 29th, 2016
10. William Edjenguélé Aug 29th, 2016
11. Tony Andreu Aug 31st, 2016
12. Thomas Mikkelsen Jan 6th, 2017
13. Alex Nicholls Jan 31st, 2017
14. Wato Kuaté Mar 27th, 2017
15. James Keatings May 8th, 2017
16. Billy King Jun 13th, 2017
17. Tam Scobbie Jun 13th, 2017
18. Paul McMullan Jun 23rd, 2017
19. Patrick N'Koyi Jun 30th, 2017
20. Archie Thomas Jul 3rd, 2017
21. Jordie Briels Jul 12th, 2017
22. Deniz Mehmet Jul 13th, 2017
23. Harry Lewis Jul 14th, 2017
24. Sam Stanton Jul 15th, 2017
25. Scott McDonald Jul 25th, 2017
26. Fraser Fyvie Aug 4th, 2017
27. Paul Quinn Aug 11th, 2017
28. Robert Ward Aug 18th, 2017
29. Joe Piggott Aug 31st, 2017

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
1. Dominic McMeekin Jun 30th, 2016
2. Josh Donaldson Jul 1st, 2016
3. Logan Chalmers Jul 15th, 2016
4. Louis Appéré Aug 9th, 2016
5. Harvey Dailly Oct 6th, 2016
6. Luc Bollan Jul 1st, 2017
7. Declan Glass Aug 4th, 2017
8. Jake Davidson Aug 4th, 2017
9. Kieran Inglis Aug 4th, 2017
First Signing

Stewart Murdoch
on Jun 14th, 2016