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Craig Brown (football)
He played for Scottish schools, youth and junior International teams, before joining Rangers in 1959, aged just 19. He failed to find a regular first team place though, and moved to Dundee in 1962, where he won a League Championship medal. Brown stayed at Dundee for six years, before signing for Falkirk in 1967. He spent three successful seasons at Falkirk, before calling time on his playing career in 1971 after five operations on his knee.
He quickly shown a keen interest in being involved in the coaching side of football and he became assistant manager of Motherwell in 1974. He got his first managerial job as part-time manager of Clyde in 1977, where he spent ten seasons - winning the Second Division championship in 1982 - whilst also working as a primary school head teacher then a lecturer in primary education. He returned to football full-time in 1986 when Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh appointed him as assistant manager. Brown was also in charge of Scotland's youth teams. In 1989 he coached Scotland's Under-16s to the final of the world championship and three years later coached the Under-21s to the semi-finals of the UEFA championship.
Brown was appointed as manager of Scotland in December 1993, having been caretaker manager, with responsibility for games against Italy and Malta, since Andy Roxburgh's resignation in November.
He failed to take Scotland to World Cup 94, however, he soon made up for this by taking Scotland to Euro 96. He also took Scotland to France 98, but resigned in 2001 having failed to take Scotland to Euro 2000 and World Cup 2002. He was replaced by German Berti Vogts.
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