11 Facts About Allan Russell


In 2003, Allan Russell began a two-year spell with St Mirren before moving to English side Macclesfield Town in early 2005.


Allan Russell returned to Scotland with Partick Thistle in January 2007.


In May 2008, Allan Russell netted the Scottish Football League Second Division Player of the Year award having scored 28 goals in a record breaking season and was eventually signed by Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock signing a two-year deal.


Allan Russell left Kilmarnock after the expiry of his contract in 2010.


Allan Russell stayed with the club through the 2011 season winning the 2010 and 2011 NASL league Championships.


Allan Russell then signed with Los Angeles Blues of the USL Pro Division on 8 December 2011, who later changed franchise name to Orange County Blues.


Allan Russell captained Orange County Blues for a time, playing both as a defensive midfielder and as a striker.

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In March 2017, Allan Russell joined the England coaching staff as their striker coach.


Allan Russell was appointed assistant first team coach at Aberdeen in April 2021, initially combining the role with his England duties.


Allan Russell left his consultancy position with England a month later, after he admitted allowing his younger brother to drive while uninsured.


When Dean Smith was sacked as manager of Championship club Norwich City in December 2022, Allan Russell and the club's Head of Football Development, Steve Weaver were announced as the now co-head coaches on an interim basis a few months after Allan Russell was appointed their set-piece coach, the club's December 2022 statement confirms.