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Billy McNeill

1986-87

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Manager Summary

Games

42

Win Rate (%)

24

Trophies

0

Debut Season

Final Season

Games Managed

Trophies Won

Close But No Cigar - Runners Up

Win Rate (%)

Loss Rate

Unbeaten Rate

Seasons in Charge

Points per Game

1986-87

1986-87

42

0

0

24

43%

57%

1

1.05

Personal Summary

Full Name

Known as

Birth Date

Birth Place

Birth Country

International Team

William McNeill

Billy McNeill

2 March 1940

Bellshill, Lanarkshire

Scotland

Scotland

Management Record

Billy McNeill

Arrival

Joined

Joined From

Age

Preceded By

September 1986

Manchester City

46

Graham Turner

Billy McNeill

Debut Match

Opening Season

First Match No.

Competitive Debut

Age

1986-87

#3965

Saturday, 27 September 1986

46

Billy McNeill took charge of Villa for the first time in the 3-3 Division One draw against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, 27 September 1986 aged 46

Club Hierarchy

Served Under

1986-87 Chairman, Herbert D. Ellis | Club Secretary, Steve Stride |

Trainers / Supported By

Villa Honours

None

Runners Up

None

League Finishes

1986-87 | 22nd Division One | Relegated | (Part Season) |

FA Cup Finishes

1986-87 | 3rd Round |

League Cup Finishes

1986-87 | 4th Round |

European Finishes

n/a

Billy McNeill

Final Match

Final Season

Final Match No.

Final Competitive Game

Age

1986-87

#4006

Monday, 4 May 1987

47

Billy McNeill took charge of Villa for the final time in the 1-2 Division One loss against Sheffield Wednesday at Villa Park on Monday, 4 May 1987 aged 47

Billy McNeill

Notable Players

1977-89 Allan Evans |
1979-96 Nigel Spink |
1981-88 Mark Walters |
1983-91 Paul Birch |
1984-94 Tony Daley |

Billy McNeill

Departure

Left

Reason

Age

Succeeded By

May 1987

Resigned

47

Graham Taylor

Management Career

Managed

1977 Clyde |
1977-78 Aberdeen |
1978-83 Glasgow Celtic |
1983-86 Manchester City |

Went on to manage

1987-91 Glasgow Celtic |
1998 Hibernian (Caretaker) |

Playing Career

Position

Defender

 

Clubs

Blantyre Victoria |
1957-75 Glasgow Celtic |

 

Biography

McNeill passed away in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, Scotland on 22 April 2019 aged 79