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Backroom Staff


Simon Donnelly - Assistant Manager
Simon Donnelly
Simon started his career at Queen's Park but left in 1993 to join Celtic where he was a team mate of the Manager. In his six years at Celtic he played almost 150 times and scored 30 goals.

In 1999, Simon left Celtic to join Sheffield Wednesday where he scored eight goals and played 53 times in a four year spell. He came back to Scottish football in 2003 with St Johnstone and Dunfermline before joining Partick Thistle in 2006 where he stayed until he took up the position of Assistant Manager alongside Jackie at the Firhill Club in 2011.

Joining United in January 2013 with Jackie McNamara he took up the role of Assistant Manager on a three year contract.
 
Darren Jackson - First Team Coach
Darren Jackson
Darren began his career in 1985 with Meadowbank Thistle, where 22 league goals won him a move south to Newcastle United. In two years with the Magpies, Darren scored only seven goals and returned to Scotland in 1988 with Dundee United.

Darren spent four years at Tannadice, scoring 30 goals in 87 appearances and picking up a Scottish Cup runners-up medal in the 1991 Cup Final v Motherwell, before joining Hibernian in 1992. During his five years at Easter Road, Darren was a runner-up again, this time in the League Cup and his form saw him move to Celtic in 1997. During his time at Celtic he went on to win both the League and League Cup. The following season, he had a spell on loan with Coventry City before joining Hearts. Darren had brief spells at Livingston, St Johnstone and Clydebank before ending his playing days in 2002 having scored three goals and played 28 times for Scotland including being at the Euro Championships in 1996 and the 1998 World Cup finals in France.

He went on to become an Agent after he finished playing and after being asked to help Jackie and Simon with coaching at Partick in 2012, followed the pair into Tannadice at the start of February 2013 as first team coach.
 
Stevie Campbell - Youth Director
Stevie Campbell
Born in Dundee, Stevie started his footballing career as left midfielder at Dundee FC where he played for eight years from 1985 to 1993, a period including winning the First Division Championship in 1992 as well as a few relegation battles. He also played in the Under-19s World Cup Finals in Chile and gained three Under-21s caps in games versus Norway, France and Yugoslavia.

He then contracted a knee injury leaving him sidelined for about one year in which he underwent four operations. Having overcome the career-threatening injury, he moved to Northern Ireland where he played for two years with Coleraine FC before joining in 1996 the newly formed Livingston side, whom he helped to win both the Third and Second Division. He subsequently played for Brechin City for three years whilst studying Sports Coaching at college and coaching part-time at Dens.

As he took over as Player/Manager at Carnoustie Junior Club, a recurrence of his cruciate ligament injury put paid to his playing career. At that time, a full time Under-19s coaching post at Dundee FC became available and Stevie worked there for five years under Ivano Bonetti and Jim Duffy, a spell which came to its end with relegation in 2005. He subsequently was asked to join Inverness CT and, after six months with the Highland club, returned to Dundee, to join United as part of Craig Brewster’s Management team as Under-19s coach.

Following a radical overhaul of the youth development system by Manager & Director of Football Craig Levein in 2009, Stevie was apponted Youth Director, in addition to his U19 coaching responsibilities.

At the beginning of season 2012/2013 the Under-19s league was revamped to an Under-20 set-up allowing for four overage players to participate. Assisted by Dave Bowman, Steve is now managing the newly formed Under-20s as well as the Club's young full time prospects.
 
Craig Hinchcliffe
Craig succeeded Steve Banks as Dundee United’s goalkeeping coach in the summer of 2013.

The keeper commenced his senior career at Elgin City, then a Highland Football League club. ‘Hinchie’ spent a number of seasons at Borough Briggs before stepping up to the Scottish League with Arbroath in 1995.

For the Red Lichties, he made nearly 200 appearances before being transferred to St Mirren in the summer of 2003. He made 75 appearances for the Buddies, including several in their promotion season in 2005–06. At the end of the following season, he was signed by Partick boss Ian McCall as goalkeeper/coach, knowing him from his loan spell at Queen of the South in 2007 when McCall was in charge of the Dumfries club. In April 2011, he continued in the role of player/coach under the new management team of Jackie McNamara and Simon Donnelly. After their departure to Tannadice, Craig worked with new caretaker manager Alan Archibald, helping guide Thistle to the First Division Championship as the Jags gained promotion thanks to a 16 game unbeaten run.

Despite Thistle's attempts to retain his services, he opted to follow Jackie McNamara and Simon Donnelly at Tannadice, signing a three year deal in time for season 2013-2014.
 
Brian Grant - Senior Academy Manager
Brian Grant
Brian began his career in the early 1980s with Stirling Albion before joining Aberdeen in 1984.

After spending over 12 years with the Dons and winning the Scottish Cup and League Cup he moved on to Hibernian in 1997 and spent one year with the Easter Road club before returning to his first club Stirling Albion to finish his career.

He has worked with both Stirling Albion Youth development and the Falkirk Academy over the last three years, coaching the Under-17s and assisting the Under-19s sides.

Following a radical overhaul of the youth system by Manager & Director of Football Craig Levein in the summer of 2009, Brian was appointed Senior Academy Manager and will be responsible for overseeing the development of players aged 15 up to professional youth level.
 
Dr Phyllis Windsor, M.B.E. - Club Doctor
Dr Phyllis Windsor, M.B.E
From Wolverhampton originally, Phyllis trained at St Mary's Hospital Medical School London and is now Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee (specialising in prostate, bladder and testicular cancer). She was awarded the MBE in the New Years Honours List 2004, for services to Radiotherapy & Oncology.

Phyllis is further qualified both in Sports Medicine and Sports Psychology (Masters degree in Sports Medicine 2002; Masters degree (with distinction) in Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology 2009) and is also highly regarded in this field.

After 14 years as Club Doctor to Dundee FC, Phyllis moved to Tannadice in September 2006.

As well as working for the two Dundee clubs, Phyllis has also worked with various Scotland women's teams for the SFA since 2000 (from under 15s up to the A squad).
 
Jeff Clarke - Physiotherapist
Jeff Clarke
Jeff Clarke was born in Hemsworth, a village just outside Barnsley in Yorkshire and began his football career at Manchester City when he was a eighteen years old. He played in a central defensive position and after learning his trade at Maine Road, made thirteen appearances for Manchester City in season 1974-75 before moving to Sunderland.

At Sunderland, Jeff became a first team regular and during his seven years at Roker Park he turned out 181 times in league matches and netted six goals. In 1982 he moved to Newcastle United where he spent five years and made 124 league appearances and scored four times. Jeff’s final club was a Turkish side, Ankara Gucu, and he was with them for only a short time before returning to the UK for a brief spell at Darlington.

He then became involved in community football and coaching the reserves and youth team at Newcastle. At the same time, he was attending Salford University and after four years he attained his degree in physiotherapy. He came out of coaching after a few years to concentrate on the physiotherapy side and returned to Sunderland before moving to fill the same position with Leeds United in 2001. After two years with the Yorkshire side he was made redundant but was soon heading north where he joined Dundee United in November 2003. He has since been working under various managers at the Club and contiunes to hold his position under the management of Craig Levein.
 
Ian McIntyre - Kit Co-Ordinator
Ian McIntyre
Ian was born in Falkirk in 1952. He played most of his football at amateur junior levels before having to give up his playing career due to a very serious leg break. He subsequently took up coaching at the local boys' club teams at Denny FC in Stirlingshire and had good success in promoting youths to the professional level.

In July 1993, John (Sloop) Blackley approached Ian and asked him if he would help out with the coaching at Falkirk FC alongside himself and Peter Houston. Ian had no hesitation in accepting as he was a Falkirk fan. In his time at Falkirk, Ian was promoted to Youth Development Manager under Alex Totten.

He worked under a total of seven different managers in the 10 years he was with the club including Jim Jeffries, John Lambie, Alex Totten, Ian McCall, John Hughes and Owen Coyle and the man who asked him to start the youth policy at Falkirk - ex Arab Eamonn Bannon.

He was successful in bringing through many players that went on to play in Falkirk’s first team such as Steven Rennie, Darren Hill, Ricky Waddell, plus two players once prominent in Dundee United’s first team, namely Mark Kerr and Lee Miller.

John Hughes took over at Falkirk and he wanted his own men around him, hence Ian was not offered a new contract at the beginning of season 2004-2005. But within a fortnight, Ian McCall rang him and asked if he would take up a job of Kit Manager at Dundee United. Ian accepted the position on a part time basis. He has since been working under various managers at the Club and is enjoying every minute of it.

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