13 Facts About Archie Knox


Archibald Knox was born on 1 May 1947 and is a Scottish football player and coach.


Archie Knox was most recently the assistant manager of Aberdeen until leaving the club in March 2013.


Archie Knox worked with Alex Ferguson as an assistant manager at Aberdeen and Manchester United, and with Walter Smith at Rangers and Everton.


In 1980, Archie 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.


At this point, Archie Knox came back to Scotland, becoming assistant to Walter Smith at Rangers, where the pair would enjoy six titles over the next seven years together.


Archie Knox again assisted the national team as a coach, helping at the Kirin Cup in May 2006.


Archie Knox was appointed Scotland under-21 manager in July 2006 following Rainer Bonhof's departure.

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On 4 July 2008 Archie Knox was appointed as the first-team coach of Blackburn Rovers by Paul Ince.


Archie Knox became the second member of the backroom staff to be appointed by Ince; his appointment followed that of Ray Mathias as assistant manager.


On 18 December 2008, Archie Knox was relieved of his duties along with Ray Mathias following the sacking of Paul Ince and the subsequent arrival of Sam Allardyce as the new Rovers manager.


On 10 December 2010, after Brown moved to Aberdeen, Archie Knox followed him back to his former club.


In October 2013, Archie Knox returned to Scottish Championship side Dundee as a playing scout role.


Archie Knox will be reunited with manager John Brown, whom he signed whilst manager at Dundee.