Herbert Dainty
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Herbert Dainety
  • Born: February 6th, 1819 (Geddington)
  • Died: 1961 (Dundee)
  • First Appointed: May 6th, 1914

Managerial History

May 6th, 1914 to Apr 10th, 1915

Most Appearances Top Scorers

First Match In Charge
Aug 14th, 1914 4 - 0 vs. Partick Thistle, League (1st Division)

Last Match In Charge
Apr 3rd, 1915 0 - 0 vs. Raith Rovers, League

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Biggest Win(s)
Oct 3rd, 1914 4 - 0 vs. Hibernian, League (1st Division)
Aug 14th, 1914 4 - 0 vs. Partick Thistle, League (1st Division)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Nov 21st, 1914 0 - 4 vs. Celtic, League (1st Division)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
35 19 7 9 52 36
(54.3%) (20.0%) (25.7%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
18 13 2 3 29 12
(72.2%) (11.1%) (16.7%)


Herbert Dainty was an English football player and manager who was the first manager of Ayr United, having been appointed on 6th May 1914. Already a centre half at the club since October 1913 he became player-manager at age 35. He continued playing after his appointment as manager which also made him the club's first player manager.

Before joining Ayr Herbert had played for many clubs including Leicester Fosse, Southampton and Dundee, with whom he received a Scottish Cup winner's medal in 1910. On quitting Ayr United he joined Dundee Hibernian because he had a business in Dundee. He later coached in South America.

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