Jim Gannon

Jim Gannon was appointed the 20th manager of Motherwell Football club in June 2009 only a matter of days before the side were to host welsh side Llanelli in the First Qualifying round of the Uefa Europa League.

Perhaps a surprise choice to the fans as Former Fulham and Northern Ireland Boss, Lawrie Sanchez, Former Republic of Ireland gaffer Steve Staunton and former Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd were all eager to get the vacant position.

Gannon had a good management track record as he built up an exciting young side with Stockport County with a thread bare budget, sadly the club going into administration cost him his job.

He immediately proved to be a great choice as he snapped up good quality young players with the likes of Chris Humphrey, Giles Coke, Steve Jennings, John Ruddy, Tom Hateley, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Yassin Moutaouakil joining. He also gave youngsters Ross Forbes, Paul Slane, Jamie Murphy and Shaun Hutchison the chance to shine and they certainly excelled in the side.

Name: James Paul Gannon
Date of Birth: 7th September 1968
Place of Birth: Southwark, London
Playing Position: Centre Half
Nationality: Irish

Management Career:

Irish Flag Dundalk 2004 2005
England Flag Stockport County 2005 2009
Scotland Flag Motherwell 2009
England Flag Peterborough United 2010
England Flag Port Vale 2011
England Flag Stockport County 2011 2013
England Flag Northwich Victoria 2013 2016
England Flag Stockport County 2016

Playing Career:

Irish Flag Dundalk 1987 1989
England Flag Sheffield United 1989 1990
England Flag Halifax Town (Loan) 1990
England Flag Stockport County 1990 2000
England Flag Notts County (Loan) 1994
England Flag Crewe Alexandra 2000 2001
Irish Flag Shelbourne 2001 2004