George Caldwell
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: George Caldwell
  • First Appointed: December 13th, 1978


Managerial History


Spell 1 - Dec 13th, 1978 to Jan 1st, 1979

Most Appearances Top Scorers

First Match In Charge
Dec 16th, 1978 5 - 0 vs. Montrose, League (1st Division)

Last Match In Charge
Dec 30th, 1978 1 - 0 vs. Queen of the South, League

Total Players Used:
0

Biggest Win(s)
Dec 16th, 1978 5 - 0 vs. Montrose, League (1st Division)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Dec 23rd, 1978 1 - 3 vs. Clydebank, League (1st Division)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
3 2 0 1 7 3
(66.7%) (0.0%) (33.3%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
1 1 0 0 5 0
(100.0%) (0.0%) (0.0%)

Spell 2 - Apr 11th, 1983 to Oct 21st, 1985

Most Appearances Top Scorers

First Match In Charge
Apr 16th, 1983 0 - 3 vs. Alloa Athletic, League (1st Division)

Last Match In Charge
Oct 19th, 1985 1 - 0 vs. East Fife, League

Total Players Used:
0

Biggest Win(s)
Oct 26th, 1983 10 - 0 vs. Girvan FC, Ayrshire Cup (Semi Final)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Aug 21st, 1985 0 - 5 vs. Aberdeen, Skol Cup (2nd Round)
Apr 7th, 1984 0 - 5 vs. Raith Rovers, League (1st Division)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
107 33 25 49 158 165
(30.8%) (23.4%) (45.8%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
53 21 14 18 89 74
(39.6%) (26.4%) (34.0%)

Biography

George Caldwell was a Catrine man who played for Glenafton Athletic, Airdrie, St.Mirren and Alloa Athletic. He then coached at Albion Rovers before becoming a coach at Ayr in August 1976.

George Caldwell had been appointed to the position of coach at Ayr United by Alex Stuart and when Ally MacLeod arrived in September 1978 he did not see any need to change that situation. George had a superb start - 5-0 against Montrose.

A defeat at Clydebank was followed by a win at Queen of the South.

The grip of winter then took its toll and by the time it had released that George’s interim period had come to an end.

Second Spell
eorge Caldwell once more found himself as a caretaker manager at Ayr when he succeeded Willie McLean as manager in April 1983 with relegation threatening. Five games were left the first two being lost. The club was in second bottom position. Alan McInally scored at hat trick in a 4-0 win over queens Park, Robert Connor a hat trick in a 3-2 win over raith Rovers setting up a final match battle to avoid relegation at Clyde’s expense.

It happened - with results going Ayr’s way and relegation was avoided. Caldwell accepted the post on a permamanent basis in May 1983.


Despite this, he resigned in October 1985 following a 1-0 win over East Fife.


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