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association football player

Alan Murray, British engineering executive. Fellow Institute Business and Technology Management; member British Institute Management (associate).


Murray, Alan was born on August 21, 1949 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Son of Gavin Murray and Hilda Brook.


Higher National Certified Mechanical, Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1970. National Certified Business Studies, College Art and Technology, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1985.


Murray spent the first years of his playing career at Middlesbrough, gradually honing his coaching skills as he struggled to break into the first team. He later moved on to York City, Brentford and Doncaster Rovers before finishing his playing career at Frickley Athletic. His coaching skills were put to the test at Hartlepool United in 1991 when, with boss Cyril Knowles battling against a brain tumour that was to eventually prove fatal, Murray was shuffled from his chief executive role to the position of manager.

A 17-month stint at Darlington followed where he gradually pulled the team away from the foot of the Football League before he teamed up with former team-mate Graeme Souness at Southampton. In September 2004 he once again joined Souness this time at Newcastle United as assistant manager.


  • Other Work

    • Patentee in field.


Fellow Institute Business and Technology Management. Member British Institute Management (associate).


  • Other Interests

    Motor sports, personal computers, family activities.


Married Marie Jane Walker, March 8, 1973. Children: Lloyd Kennedy, Aidan Taylor.

Gavin Murray

Hilda Brook

Marie Jane Walker

Lloyd Kennedy Murray

Aidan Taylor Murray