11 Facts About Andy Beattie


Andrew Beattie was a Scottish professional football player and manager.


Andy Beattie was the first manager of the Scottish national team.


Andy Beattie was born in Kintore, Aberdeenshire and was employed as a young quarry-man at the Inverurie Loco Works.


Andy Beattie was to join the Inverurie Loco Works FC where he established himself as an accomplished full-back before attracting the interest of English First Division club Preston North End.


In spite of spending part of his military service abroad Andy Beattie was to gain a further five unofficial caps for Scotland during wartime internationals and appear as a 'guest' player for several clubs.


Andy Beattie resigned in November 1956 as he felt he had taken the team as far as he could.


Bill Shankly was thus left in charge as Andy Beattie sought out a new career as a sub-postmaster at Penwortham, Preston, where he could spend more time with his wife and four children.

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Andy Beattie's next stop was at Plymouth Argyle, where he was appointed manager in 1963.


Andy Beattie was appointed caretaker manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers in November 1964, replacing Stan Cullis.


Andy Beattie was unable to halt their slump and the club dropped to the Second Division after 23 seasons in the top flight.


Andy Beattie became Scotland's first manager in February 1954, although his brief tenure was something of a farce.