Tommy Coyne
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Thomas Coyne
  • Born: November 14th, 1962 (Glasgow)
  • Former Player: Tommy Coyne
  • First Appointed: August 12th, 2000


Managerial History


Aug 12th, 2000 to Feb 1st, 2001

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Kenny Brannigan - 24
2. David Wylie - 20
3. James McKinstrey - 18
4. Rab McKinnon - 17
5. Scott Murdoch - 16
6. Derek Ferguson - 15
7. Brian Hamilton - 15
8. Tommy Coyne - 12
9. Stevie Murray - 12
10. Fraser Wishart - 11

First Match In Charge
Aug 12th, 2000 1 - 0 vs. Stenhousemuir, League (Division 2)

Last Match In Charge
Jan 27th, 2001 3 - 1 vs. Forfar Athletic, League

Total Players Used:
33

Biggest Win(s)
Oct 14th, 2000 3 - 0 vs. Stirling Albion, League (Division 2)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Dec 18th, 2000 0 - 2 vs. Queen of the South, Scottish Cup (1st round)
Nov 11th, 2000 0 - 2 vs. Partick Thistle, League (Division 2)
Sep 9th, 2000 1 - 3 vs. Berwick Rangers, League (Division 2)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
24 10 5 9 29 25
(41.7%) (20.8%) (37.5%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
10 5 1 4 14 10
(50.0%) (10.0%) (40.0%)

Biography

Tommy Coyne was well known to Clydebank fans when he was appointed manager of the club in August 2001. He had started his senior playing career at Kilbowie in 1981 scoring 41 goals in under 100 appearances. This earned him a £65,000 move to Dundee United and a long playing career ensued with Dundee, Celtic, and Motherwell amongst others.

When Tommy returned to the Bankies the club were already in turmoil due to Dr John Hall's failed attempt to relocate the club to Dublin. With the club playing out of Cappielow Park and just been relegated from the First division with only one league win all season, Coyne had his work cut out.

The Bankies did reasonably well under Coyne in the Second Division despite all the problems, but the writing was on the wall when the club was placed into administration by Hall. The administrators took the decision to sack Coyne in February 2001 at the behest of preferred bidder of the club David McGhie, just six months into his tenure. The club were sitting in fourth place at the time, but were well off the promotion places.

Tony Fitzpatrick who had been operating as a consultant for the club was placed in temporary charge alongside Fraser Wishart. Coyne was unfortunate to start his managerial career at a club in such a tumultuous state. He went on to manage Junior side Bellshill Athletic and is still held in high regard by Clydebank supporters.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Ronnie McQuilter Aug 15th, 2000
2. Stuart Callaghan Aug 19th, 2000
3. Ferdino Hernandez Aug 26th, 2000
4. Jamie MacKay Aug 30th, 2000
5. Brian Welsh Sep 1st, 2000
6. Raphael Jacquel Sep 2nd, 2000
7. Chris Conway Sep 8th, 2000
8. Andy Racon Sep 12th, 2000
9. Tom Kaak Oct 28th, 2000
10. Gerry Farrell Nov 3rd, 2000
11. Rab McKinnon Nov 7th, 2000
12. Martin Glancy Nov 11th, 2000
13. Gerry Creaney Nov 23rd, 2000
14. Grant Smith Dec 15th, 2000
15. Liam McVey Dec 30th, 2000
16. Derek Ferguson Jan 11th, 2001

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed