Jimmy Boyle (footballer)

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Jimmy Boyle
Personal information
Full nameJames Thompson Boyle [1]
Date of birth (1967-02-19) 19 February 1967 (age 54)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Position(s) Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
1985–1989 Queens Park 147 (16)
1989–1997 Airdrieonians 242 (15)
1997–1998 Partick Thistle 36 (2)
1998–1999 Livingston 34 (1)
1999–2000 Alloa Athletic 16 (1)
2000–2002 Cowdenbeath 68 (1)
2002–2003 Airdrie United 9 (0)
Teams managed
2010–2013 Airdrieonians
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jimmy Boyle (born 19 February 1967) is a Scottish football player and coach, best known for the eight years he spent with the original Airdrieonians, and the manager of new Airdrieonians from 2010–2013. He played in two Scottish Cup Finals in his time with the original Airdrieonians.


Having managed the Airdrie Under-19s at the club for several years, he succeeded Kenny Black as interim first team manager in July 2010, with the appointment being made permanent in September 2010. [2] Boyle was sacked in October 2013, with the team bottom of the 2013–14 Scottish League One table. [3]

Boyle moved into a role within the Scottish Football Association before being appointed Dundee F.C. Head of Youth Development in April 2016. [4] He was appointed Dundee assistant manager in October 2018, [5] but he was sacked on 12 May 2019 after the club had been relegated from the Premiership. [6]

Manager statistics

As of 19 October 2013

Managerial record by team and tenure
Airdrieonians Flag of Scotland.svg 20 June 201021 October 2013144433269029.86
Career Total144433269029.86



Alloa Athletic



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  2. "Jimmy Boyle given Airdrie manager's job permanently". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  3. "Airdrieonians: Jimmy Boyle exits as manager of League One club". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  4. "Jimmy Boyle appointed head of youth development". Dundee FC. Dundee FC. 22 April 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  5. "Dundee: Jimmy Boyle is new assistant manager to Jim McIntyre". BBC Sport. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  6. "Dundee manager Jim McIntyre leaves post". BBC Sport. 12 May 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  7. "BELL'S CUP". spfl.co.uk. Retrieved 15 April 2021.