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Derek McInnes
Derek McInnes
2013-2019
 
Craig Brown
Craig Brown
2010-2013
 
Neil Cooper
Neil Cooper
(Caretaker)

2010-2010
 
Mark McGhee
Mark McGhee
2009-2010
 
Jimmy Calderwood
Jimmy Calderwood
2004-2009
 
Steve Paterson
Steve Paterson
2002-2004
 
Gardiner Speirs
Gardiner Speirs
(Caretaker)

2002-2002
 
Ebbe Skovdahl
Ebbe Skovdahl
1999-2002
 
Paul Hegarty
Paul Hegarty
1998-1999
 
Alex Miller
Alex Miller
1997-1998
 
Keith Burkinshaw
Keith Burkinshaw
(Caretaker)

1997-1997
 
Roy Aitken
Roy Aitken
1995-1997
 
Willie Miller
Willie Miller
1992-1995
 
Alex Smith
Alex Smith
1988-1992
 
Jocky Scott
Jocky Scott
1988-1991
 
Ian Porterfield
Ian Porterfield
1986-1988
 
Archie Knox
Archie Knox
(Caretaker)

1986-1986
 
Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson
1978-1986
 
Billy McNeill
Billy McNeill
1977-1978
 
Ally MacLeod
Ally MacLeod
1975-1977
 
George Murray
George Murray
(Caretaker)

1975-1975
 
Jimmy Bonthrone
Jimmy Bonthrone
1971-1975
 
Eddie Turnbull
Eddie Turnbull
1965-1971
 
Tommy Pearson
Tommy Pearson
1959-1965
 
Dave Shaw
Dave Shaw
1955-1959
 
Dave Halliday
Dave Halliday
1937-1955
 
Pat Travers
Pat Travers
1924-1937
 
Jimmy Philip
Jimmy Philip
1903-1924
 
Steve Paterson
Steve Paterson In an unusual football experiment, the board of the Club, as well as its usual processes in looking for a new manager, took account of the views of supporters in selecting Steve. In December 2002 Paterson took up the reins at Pittodrie and began the challenging process of restructuring his playing squad whilst working withing tough budget constraints.
In that first season, the team had been struggling to find any kind of winning form, and were firmly placed in the lower part of the League table. However, by April Steve took th eteam into a winning run which pushed them up the table.
Unfortunately personal problems intervened and Steve missed a home match against Dundee in March 2003, with Duncan Shearer taking charge on the day. The club stuck by the manager and sought to help him and he remained in post for a further season. That season turned out to be a very poor one for the Dons who finished in 11th position of the League and shortly after the season ended Steve was dismissed from his post.


 
AFC Managerial Record
Competition Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
League 57 18 10 29 62 86 -24
LeagueCup 3 2 0 1 10 4 6
Other 14 6 1 7 23 20 3
ScotsCup 8 3 3 2 10 7 3