Scott Cooper (born 16 June 1970) is an Irish football manager and is currently the head coach of Ubon UMT United in Thai Division 1 League. Cooper has coaching experiences with the Huntsville Fire, Chester City, Anguilla national football team, Montserrat national football team, Leicester City, the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) England Under-15 National Football Team and more recently with Buriram United FC in the Thai Premier League.
Cooper was picked by Buriram United to replace Attaphol Buspakom after 2013 AFC Champions League against FC Seoul along with his assistant Darren Read.
On his arrival at Buriram United Cooper found the club in third place of the Thai Premier League, five points adrift of the league leaders. Under Cooper's managerial reign, Buriram were unbeaten in the Thai Premier League, AFC Champions League, Thai FA Cup and Thai League Cup.
Buriram United won 23 out of 29 matches, drawing five and losing only once under Cooper. The club won all their away games at the top four Thai clubs during the season. Named "Manager of the Month" in June 2013, Cooper has led Buriram United to the top 10 club rankings in Asia, creating history for the Thai club in the process. Under Cooper's tutelage, Buriram on an average scored 3.1 goals per game whilst conceding 0.75 goals per game.
Cooper also had a major influence on developing Thai players in his squad, as nine Thai players were called up to the national team.
On 2 January 2014, Muangthong United FC officially appointed him as the head coach.
On 11 December 2014, Mitra Kukar FC officially appointed him as the head coach.
On April 2015, Ubon UMT United officially appointed him as the head coach.As of 31 August 2017
1 A win or loss by the penalty shoot-out is regarded as the draw in time.Thai League 2
Runner-up : 2016
Regional League Division 2:
Regional League North-East Division
Runner-up : 2015