Archie Knox Soccer Midfielder
Archibald "Archie" Knox (born 1 May 1947 in Tealing) is a Scottish football manager and former player, and is currently the assistant manager of Aberdeen. Knox moved to Aberdeen from Motherwell, prior to he was working as a coach at Blackburn Rovers until their new manager terminated his contract. Knox was previously manager of the Scotland U-21 national team but left in late August 2007 to take up a new role at Bolton Wanderers but was sacked after the 2007–08 season finished. As a player, Knox played in his native Scotland, featuring for Forfar Athletic (twice), St. Mirren, Dundee United and a short spell with Montrose. During his time with Dundee United, Knox was a runner-up in the 1974 Scottish Cup final, his only honour as a player. Knox's first managerial role came in a player-manager capacity when he returned to first club Forfar in 1976, spending four years in the dual role. In 1980, Knox became assistant to Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen, helping the team to two Scottish Cups, the European Cup Winners' Cup and subsequent European Super Cup in his three years with the Dons.