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Derek McInnes
Derek McInnes
2013-2018
 
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
 
Craig Brown
Craig Brown Following on from the dismissal of Mark McGhee, Craig Brown and Archie Knox took up the management role at Aberdeen, facing a very challenging situation with the team having slumped to a dangerously low ebb in the League. Before they had even properly taken charge the management team had to witness a heavy away defeat at Tynecastle that saw the Dons anchored to the bottom of the League. After that though, Craig and Archie brought a very positive influence to bear on their players and the ship was immediately steadied with the team ultimately fighting their way to a 9th place finish.
During that first season, Craig led his player to Hampden park for both the League Cup and Scottish Cup semi-finals. Through the following two season rebuilding of the playing squad continued and new players were brought in, including youngsters who would go on to develop into important first team choices.
Late in season 2012-2013, Craig decided to retire from management and chose to go before the end of the season to allow his successor, Derek McInnes, to start working with the players before the summer break. The Club was very conscious of Craig Brown's vast and valuable experience in the game and he was immediately invited to join the board and continue his welcome association with Aberdeen FC.



 
AFC Managerial Record
Competition Played Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
League 93 27 29 37 98 107 -9
LeagueCup 6 3 2 1 10 9 1
Other 14 8 1 5 44 15 29
ScotsCup 13 7 3 3 23 14 9