Sammy Kean
Caretaker Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Samuel Rae Kean
  • Born: December 7th, 1978 (Dumbarton )
  • Died: April 17th, 2003 (Edinburgh )


Managerial History


Spell 1 - Sep 23rd, 1959 to Oct 7th, 1959

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Alan Cousin - 2
2. Bobby Cox - 2
3. Dave Curlett - 2
4. Jimmy Gabriel - 2
5. Alex Hamilton - 2
6. Albert Henderson - 2
7. Ally Hill - 2
8. Pat Liney - 2
9. George McGeachie - 2
10. Billy McMillan - 2
1. Hugh Robertson - 2
2. George McGeachie - 1

First Match In Charge
Sep 26th, 1959 1 - 1 vs. Motherwell, League (Division One)

Last Match In Charge
Oct 3rd, 1959 2 - 2 vs. Kilmarnock, League (Division One)

Total Players Used:
11

Biggest Win(s)
None.

Heaviest Defeat(s)
None.

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
2 0 2 0 3 3
(0.0%) (100.0%) (0.0%) 1.50 pg 1.50 pg

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
1 0 1 0 1 1
(0.0%) (100.0%) (0.0%) 1.00 pg 1.00 pg

Spell 2 - Feb 17th, 1965 to Mar 28th, 1965

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Kenny Cameron - 7
2. Charlie Cooke - 7
3. Alan Cousin - 7
4. Bobby Cox - 7
5. Jim Easton - 7
6. Alex Hamilton - 7
7. Steve Murray - 7
8. Andy Penman - 7
9. Hugh Robertson - 7
10. Alex Stuart - 7
1. Kenny Cameron - 9
2. Andy Penman - 7
3. Alan Cousin - 2
4. Charlie Cooke - 1
5. Steve Murray - 1

First Match In Charge
Feb 20th, 1965 0 - 1 vs. Clyde, League (Division One)

Last Match In Charge
Mar 27th, 1965 4 - 4 vs. Partick Thistle, League (Division One)

Total Players Used:
12

Biggest Win(s)
Feb 27th, 1965 7 - 1 vs. Heart of Midlothian, League (Division One)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Mar 24th, 1965 2 - 4 vs. Dundee United, League (Division One)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
7 2 3 2 21 17
(28.6%) (42.9%) (28.6%) 3.00 pg 2.43 pg

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
3 1 1 1 7 8
(33.3%) (33.3%) (33.3%) 2.33 pg 2.67 pg

Biography

Although he never played for Dundee, Sammy will be remembered as one of Shankly's back room staff when the league title was won.

He was the trainer-coach for the team prior to Shankly's arrival, having been appointed by Willie Thornton in May 1957.

Before joining Dundee he came through the junior ranks with Rob Roy before joining Hibs and stayed for nine years. He then became assistant trainer and then trainer between the years of 1947 and 1957 when he took up his post at Dens.

Sammy left Dundee to become a manager on his own account, taking over the reigns at Falkirk in 1965, but lasted only some seventeen months in that post before being replaced by John Prentice in 1966


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