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Dave MACKAY

Before joining Swindon, Mackay was recognised as one of the best players in the country - he was part of the double-winning Tottenham side of the sixties, and he also won 22 caps for Scotland, and the Footballer of the Year award in 1969, when at Derby.

Mackay's time at Swindon was controversial. It was the Town board who decided to sign him - paying 20,000 to Derby with the intention of handing him the manager's role, despite Fred Ford still being in charge. When Mackay refused to take the position until Ford's contract expired, it left Ford with a dilemma - Mackay playing in the same position as Town captain, and crowd-favourite, Stan Harland. Ford attempted to fit both in, moving Harland into midfield, but it only succeeded in unsettling Harland, who looked hopelessly out of position.

When Ford was sacked in November 1971, it was inevitable that Mackay would take over. Though he was by no means popular with the fans, his first decision made him even less so, when he decided to drop Harland. Mackay's spell in charge lasted exactly a year - with the club in debt, the board decided that a player needed to be sold, with the intention of selling Rod Thomas. When no bids for Thomas were received, a bid for Town legend Don Rogers was accepted - and the fans were incensed. Within days, Mackay had resigned for "personal reasons", and yet, within a week, he was installed as the manager of Nottingham Forest.

MANAGERIAL RECORD AT SWINDON:

Competition P W D L Pens
Won
Pens
Lost
F A SR%
All matches 45 14 13 18 0 0 58 66 46%
League (inc. playoffs) 43 14 13 16 0 0 58 63 48%
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0%
League Cup 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0%

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'71/'72 25 (+1) 1 1 - - - - - 26 (+1) 1
TOTAL 25 (+1) 1 1 - - - - - 26 (+1) 1


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
MAY 1971 IN Derby County
20,000
1 NOV 1971 IN  
1 NOV 1972 OUT (resigned)
Nottingham Forest


full name

David Craig Mackay


 SCOTLAND
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4 apps
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League representative apps

3 apps

date of birth
14 November 1934


             
             
           
             
             
             

usual positions
left half back

youth career
Slateford Athletic 
Newtongrange Star 
Hutchison Vale BC 

senior career
Heart of Midlothian 
Tottenham Hotspur
Derby County
SWINDON TOWN
PLAYER
player-manager

Nottingham Forest
manager

Derby County
manager

Walsall
manager

Al-Arabi 
manager

Al-Shabab 
manager

Al-Arabi 
manager

Doncaster Rovers
manager

Birmingham City
manager

Zamalek 
manager

Qatar Under-17 
coach