Archie Knox
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Archibald Knox
  • Born: April 1st, 1947 (Tealing)
  • First Appointed: December 15th, 1983


Managerial History


Dec 15th, 1983 to Jun 18th, 1986

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Bobby Glennie - 93
2. Tosh McKinlay - 91
3. Ray Stephen - 91
4. Jim Smith - 89
5. Bobby Connor - 82
6. Stuart Rafferty - 78
7. Bobby Geddes - 77
8. John Brown - 74
9. John McCormack - 73
10. Albert Kidd - 65
1. Ray Stephen - 30
2. John Brown - 23
3. Bobby Connor - 11
4. Iain Ferguson - 11
5. Graham Harvey - 11
6. Walker McCall - 10
7. John McCormack - 9
8. Albert Kidd - 8
9. Stuart Rafferty - 8
10. Tosh McKinlay - 5

First Match In Charge
Dec 17th, 1983 1 - 2 vs. Rangers, League (Premier Division)

Last Match In Charge
May 3rd, 1986 2 - 0 vs. Heart of Midlothian, League (Premier Division)

Total Players Used:
39 (38 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Jan 25th, 1986 7 - 0 vs. Nairn County, Scottish Cup (3rd Round)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Jan 4th, 1986 0 - 5 vs. Rangers, League (Premier Division)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
111 43 22 46 156 167
(38.7%) (19.8%) (41.4%) 1.41 pg 1.50 pg

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
55 28 9 18 88 68
(50.9%) (16.4%) (32.7%) 1.60 pg 1.24 pg

Biography

Archie replaced Donald Mackay as manager in season 1983-84. Knox had a tremendous pedigree, coming from Aberdeen who had recently won the Cup Winners Cup.

In his two seasons in charge he took Dundee to the brink of European football only to lose out on the last day to Rangers. He was previously manager of Forfar where he began his playing career going to play for St Mirren, Dundee United and Montrose before returning to Station Park as player/manager.

In 1980, he became Alex Ferguson's right-hand man. After leaving Dens, he went back to Pittodrie before he and Ferguson went south to Manchester United.

He subsequently had stints under Walter Smith as assistant manager at Ibrox and at Everton,


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Colin Harris Feb 15th, 1984 £15,000
2. John McCormack May 22nd, 1984
3. John Brown May 28th, 1984 £40,000
4. Bobby Connor Jun 1st, 1984 £50,000
5. Stuart Rafferty Jun 27th, 1984 £20,000
6. Tom Carson Aug 7th, 1984 £50,000
7. Stewart Forsyth Sep 5th, 1984 £15,000
8. Graham Harvey Jan 3rd, 1985
9. John Waddell Mar 29th, 1985
10. Jim Duffy May 24th, 1985 £70,000
11. Ross Jack Jun 26th, 1985
12. Steve Campbell Jul 23rd, 1985

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
1. Paul Mathers Apr 25th, 1984
2. Steven Frail Jul 23rd, 1985
First Signing

Colin Harris
on Feb 15th, 1984