Ex Ayr Manager George Burley Named as New Scotland Boss

Last updated : 24 January 2008 By honestman

George Burley as Ayr Manager
Ex Ayr United manager, George Burley has today been named Scotland's new manager.

George, who played for Scotland 11 times and was a member of the 1982 World Cup squad, has signed a four-and-a-half-year dea with the national side.

Born in Ayrshire on 3rd June 1956, the Cumnock lad became Ayr manager midway through the 1990/91 season taking over from United legend Ally Mcleod, an unenviable task.

United, who were in the first division were keen to move back to the premier league and pressure was high. He took United to their first ever Cup Final during 1991/92, albeit the lower divisions B&Q Cup. Ayr lost 1-0 to Hamilton in the final.

The following season he again reached the leter stages of the B&Q Cup, losing to St Mirren in the semi-final.

But it was the league the fans were looking to and he wasnt able to stear Ayr back to the top flight. On 23rd December 1993 he was sacked due to poor results.

His next big task is to qualify for the 2010 World Cup.

Good Luck George, we wish you well!