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Billy Reid (footballer, born 1963)

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Full name  William Reid
Name  Billy Reid
Years  Team
Place of birth  Glasgow, Scotland

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Date of birth  (1963-07-18) 18 July 1963 (age 52)
Current team  Ostersunds (assistant manager)

Playing position  Midfielder/Defender

Billy Reid (born 18 July 1963) is a Scottish football player and coach, who is the assistant manager to Graham Potter at Östersunds. Reid played for Queen of the South, Clyde, Hamilton Academical and Stirling Albion during the 1980s and 1990s. After a spell as caretaker manager of Clyde in 2002, he was appointed manager in 2004. After one season as Clyde manager, Reid was appointed manager of Hamilton. The club won promotion to the Scottish Premier League in 2008, when Reid also won the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year award. Despite being relegated in 2011, Reid continued as Hamilton manager until April 2013. In November 2013, he moved to Swedish club Östersunds as an assistant coach.

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Playing career

In his playing days Reid started off at Dumfries club, Queen of the South where he was signed by Nobby Clark. Reid was later remembered by team mate Tommy Bryce as one of the best players at the club. The three were part of a successful promotion campaign in 1985/86 from the then Scottish Second Division. It was at Queens where Reid gave his longest service as a player.

Reid then played for Clyde, Hamilton Academical and Stirling Albion.

Coaching career

Reid began his managerial career in 2002 with a caretaker appointment at a club he had played for, Scottish First Division club Clyde. This was in between the departure of Allan Maitland and the appointment of Alan Kernaghan. He took over the Bully Wee on a permanent basis in 2004 following Kernaghan's two-year spell and took the side to second place in his only season in charge.

Reid then became manager at another club he had served as a player, Hamilton Academical. He took over from another former Clyde boss Alan Maitland. He took the Accies to the Scottish First Division league title in 2008 and promotion to the Scottish Premier League and won the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year. After leading Hamilton to an impressive seventh-place finish in the Scottish Premier League in 2009/10, Reid was linked with a move to a number of clubs including Swansea City, but rejected their approach claiming to have unfinished business with Hamilton. Hamilton were relegated from the top flight in 2011. Reid left Hamilton by mutual consent on 3 April 2013, after more than seven years in the job.

Despite being linked to the manager's job at Morton, Reid became assistant manager at Östersunds in November 2013.

Personal life

His son, Billy Jnr, was also a footballer, who played for Clyde.

Managerial statistics

As of match played 2 April 2013

References

Billy Reid (footballer, born 1963) Wikipedia


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