Brian Coyne

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Brian Coyne
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-12-13) 13 December 1959 (age 56)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1979 Celtic 1 (0)
1979–1980 Shrewsbury Town 1 (0)
1980–1983 Motherwell 35 (2)
1983–1984 Falkirk 1 (0)
Teams managed
1992–2003 Newtown
2003–2005 Cwmbran Town
2005–2009 Aberystywth Town

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Brian Coyne (born 13 December 1959) is a Scottish former professional footballer and manager.

Coyne played for Celtic in his native Glasgow before joining Shrewsbury Town in June 1979. However, he played just once for Shrewsbury, his only Football League side. He later had spells with Motherwell and Falkirk.[1]

No one has been at the helm for more Welsh Premier matches than Coyne, who left Newtown in the summer of 2003 after a decade in charge at Latham Park and, to the surprise of many, joined Cwmbran Town as manager.[2] He came into the club at a difficult time, after the death of Tony Wilcox, but after a slow start was able to build the Crows into a team contending for the top eight.

He guided Newtown to the runners-up spot in the League of Wales and into European competition. Brian's teams have a reputation for playing football and producing outstanding talents such as Andy Cooke and Scott Ruscoe. Coyne, who has also managed the Welsh semi-professional squad, quit Cwmbran in October 2005 following the cash crisis and was swiftly appointed manager at Aberystwyth Town when David Burrows decided to quit.[3] Coyne stepped down as manager in September 2009.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brian Coyne". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Coyne gets Cwmbran job". BBC Sport. 2003-05-17. Retrieved 2007-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Coyne made new Aberystwyth boss". BBC Sport. 2005-11-09. Retrieved 2007-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Edwards handed temporary charge of Aber". welsh-premier.com. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 

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