Brian Fairley


Brian Fairley

Brian Fairley (born 18 April 1959 in Falkirk) is a Scottish former association football manager.

His coaching career began at Whitburn Junior F.C. before going on to manage Stenhousemuir, however after a dispute with the board over a signing he resigned in October 2001 [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/low/football/teams/s/stenhousemuir/1554691.stm|title=Fairley walks out on Warriors|publisher=BBC.co.uk|accessdate=May 12|accessyear=2008] . He then took over at Scottish Junior club Bo'ness United, but controversially resigned on the eve a Scottish Cup semifinal in March 2003 to become the manager at Dumbarton cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_div_1/2889575.stm|title=Son's sights high after sacking|publisher=BBC|accessdate=May 12|accessyear=2008] . At the time Dumbarton were in relegation trouble in the Scottish Second Division, but with only 6 games to go of the season he turned fortunes around and kept the club in the league, including a 4-1 win over league winners Raith Rovers.

Fairley lead the club to 3rd place in the same league the following season in his only full season in charge. Narrowly missing out on automatic promotion on the last day of the season to 2nd placed Hamilton Academical by 2 points.

Dumbarton were unable to repeat that success the following season and Fairley resigned in December 2004. He joined league rivals Forfar Athletic [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/forfar_athletic/4079333.stm|title=Fairley moves to Forfar Athletic|publisher=BBC.co.uk|accessdate=May 12|accessyear=2008] .

Fairley then kept Forfar Athletic in the Scottish Second Division at the end of season 2004/05 but resigned shortly into the next season citing work and family commitments.

In May 2008 he was appointed as manager of Linlithgow Rose.cite web|url=http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/Fairley-is-new-manager-at.4068979.jp|title=Fairley is new manager|publisher=Edinburgh Evening News|accessdate=May 12|accessyear=2008]

References

External links

* [http://www.soccerbase.com/managers2.sd?managerid=1603 Soccerbase managerial statistics]


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