Jimmy Littlejohn
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: James Adam Littlejohn
  • Born: July 8th, 1910 (Glasgow)
  • Died: August 24th, 1989 (Dundee)
  • Former Player: Jimmy Littlejohn
  • First Appointed: October 1st, 1942


Managerial History


Oct 1st, 1942 to Nov 15th, 1944

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Chic Brownlee - 54
2. Laurie Nevins - 40
3. Albert Juliussen - 35
4. Charlie McGillivray - 35
5. Willie Wann - 34
6. Sandy Elder - 31
7. Boye Karlsen - 29
8. Piper MacKay - 29
9. Ronnie McWalter - 26
10. Jimmy Morgan - 23
1. Albert Juliussen - 41
2. Charlie McGillivray - 16
3. Laurie Nevins - 15
4. Willie Wann - 15
5. Bobby Moodie - 6
6. Boye Karlsen - 5
7. Bernard Nelson - 4
8. Jack Court - 3
9. Piper MacKay - 3
10. Geo Thomson - 3

First Match In Charge
Oct 3rd, 1942 0 - 4 vs. Raith Rovers, Wartime (North Eastern - 1st Series)

Last Match In Charge
Nov 11th, 1944 0 - 5 vs. Aberdeen, Wartime

Total Players Used:
105

Biggest Win(s)
Oct 9th, 1943 7 - 1 vs. Falkirk, Wartime (North Eastern - 1st Series)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Aug 21st, 1943 0 - 8 vs. Rangers, Wartime (North Eastern - 1st Series)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
72 27 5 40 144 197
(37.5%) (6.9%) (55.6%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
35 24 1 10 94 66
(68.6%) (2.9%) (28.6%)

Biography

Jimmy Littlejohn had been with Cowdenbeath until the outbreak of WW2. United received permission to play him and he went on to complete the season, missing just a few games and played in the final of the Emergency War Cup in 1940. In July 1942 he was elected to the Board of Directors.

He was joint team Manager with Jimmy Allan for a short period in the early days of WW2 and took sole charge of team matters in November 1942 while United played in the North Eastern division of the Wartime League set-up, until Charlie McGillivray was appointed as manager in November 1944.

During his time as a director of the Club, Littlejohn was instrumental in investigating and setting up the football pools project that the Club undertook during the late 1950's, and Taypools went on to be a huge success.

Apart from a three year spell missed due to ill health, Jimmy remained on the Board until his death in 1989.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Joe Johnstone Oct 1st, 1942
2. Jimmy Easson Nov 13th, 1942
3. Willie Jennett Nov 20th, 1942
4. Bernard Nelson Dec 18th, 1942
5. Sandy Elder Feb 9th, 1943
6. Piper MacKay Feb 9th, 1943
7. Alf Burnett Mar 8th, 1943
8. Albert Simmons Mar 8th, 1943
9. Peter Martin Mar 9th, 1943
10. George Sutherland Mar 31st, 1943
11. Willie Wann Apr 3rd, 1943
12. Jock Stein Apr 10th, 1943
13. Charlie McDermott Aug 9th, 1943
14. John Wilson Aug 9th, 1943
15. Percy Bower Aug 9th, 1943
16. Geo Thomson Aug 11th, 1943
17. Willie Browning Aug 21st, 1943
18. Willie Johnston Aug 25th, 1943
19. George Maxwell Aug 27th, 1943
20. Tommy Dougal Aug 28th, 1943
21. Robert Perret Sep 3rd, 1943
22. Boye Karlsen Sep 23rd, 1943
23. Jock Wightman Sep 24th, 1943
24. Ronnie McWalter Oct 7th, 1943
25. Willie Savage Oct 22nd, 1943
26. Bobby Moodie Oct 28th, 1943
27. Jack Court Nov 3rd, 1943
28. Hugh Hart Nov 27th, 1943
29. Ernie Hiles Dec 22nd, 1943
30. Johnny Osborne Dec 31st, 1943
31. Johnny Connor Mar 11th, 1944
32. Bill Shaw May 24th, 1944
33. Bert Duffy May 27th, 1944
34. David Jack Jun 1st, 1944
35. John Divers Jun 3rd, 1944
36. Ian Hay Jun 10th, 1944
37. Kenneth Gibson Jun 22nd, 1944
38. Jimmy Adamson Aug 10th, 1944
39. Ernie Stygal Oct 6th, 1944
40. Dave Clark Oct 6th, 1944
41. John Sveinsen Oct 14th, 1944

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed