Ally Gallacher
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Ally Gallacher
  • Born: 1909
  • First Appointed: January 15th, 1957


Managerial History


Jan 15th, 1957 to Mar 15th, 1957

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Alec Edmiston - 8
2. Jimmy Forbes - 8
3. Maurice Milne - 8
4. Don Watt - 7
5. Duncan Young - 7
6. John McGuinness - 7
7. Alex Arnold - 7
8. Johnny Coyle - 7
9. Davie Cross - 7
10. Dave Sturrock - 6
1. Johnny Coyle - 5
2. John McGuinness - 2
3. Don Watt - 2

First Match In Charge
Jan 19th, 1957 2 - 0 vs. Stenhousemuir, League (Division Two)

Last Match In Charge
Mar 9th, 1957 1 - 7 vs. Clyde, League

Total Players Used:
16

Biggest Win(s)
Feb 6th, 1957 4 - 0 vs. Stenhousemuir, Scottish Cup (5th Round Replay)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Mar 2nd, 1957 0 - 7 vs. Greenock Morton, League (Division Two)
Feb 16th, 1957 0 - 7 vs. Raith Rovers, Scottish Cup (6th Round)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
8 3 1 4 11 26
(37.5%) (12.5%) (50.0%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
5 3 1 1 9 8
(60.0%) (20.0%) (20.0%)

Biography

Ally was manager of Carnoustie Panmure when then United manager Reggie Smith offered him the job of assistant manager at Tannadice.

When Smith resigned in January 1957, Ally was placed in temporary charge, and had a steady start with three wins in his first five matches.

However, disaster struck when United went down 7-0 to Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup, and a week later suffered a repeat scoreline against Morton.

For the third consecutive match, Unted conceded seven goals with a 7-1 defeat to Clyde, and he resigned as manager after just seven weeks in charge.

After resigning, Ally remained at Tannadice as an employee of Taypools, a fundraising project run by the Club that helped transform United from a lowly Division Two side to the Club that they are today.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. John McGuinness Jan 30th, 1957
2. Willie McDonald Feb 10th, 1957
3. Archie Coats Mar 1st, 1957

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed