After retiring as a player, Docherty became a coach, managing Celtic Youth Academy teams and Celtic Ladies First Team. He is currently the manager of Ashfield in the Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region. Playing career
Born in Glasgow, Docherty began his career at Street Mirren in 1982, and also played for Hamilton Academical, Dundee, East Stirlingshire, Hibernians, Partick Thistle, Kilmarnock, Dumbarton, Stirling Albion, Stranraer and Albion Rovers.
After working for the SFA as a youth development officer and tutor, Docherty joined Celtic in 2003.
His role included Community Development Manager,Youth Academy Coach and Head of the Academy"s Development Centers. In 2006 he was promoted to Head of the Celtic Foundation.
Docherty introduced the Celtic Girls" Academy and Senior Teams in 2007 and was manager of the Ladies First Team from 2009-2013. Docherty became manager of Junior side Ashfield in the summer of 2015.