Mark Shanks
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Mark Shanks
  • First Appointed: August 28th, 2004

Managerial History

Aug 28th, 2004 to Mar 1st, 2005

Most Appearances Top Scorers

First Match In Charge
Aug 28th, 2004 2 - 0 vs. Greenock Morton, League (2nd Division)

Last Match In Charge
Feb 26th, 2005 0 - 1 vs. Berwick Rangers, League

Total Players Used:

Biggest Win(s)
Dec 11th, 2004 3 - 0 vs. Edinburgh City, Scottish Cup (2nd Round)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Dec 4th, 2004 0 - 5 vs. Brechin City, League (2nd Division)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
26 11 6 9 37 39
(42.3%) (23.1%) (34.6%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
14 6 3 5 22 19
(42.9%) (21.4%) (35.7%)


Mark Shanks was a defender who had been with Blackburn Rovers and Motherwell before signing for Ayr United in the summer of 1979.

He remained at the club for six years then went to play for a Cypriot club. As a manager he served Queen of the South, Albion Rovers and Kilwinning Rangers before taking the Ayr United job. A coaching team was installed comprising Robert Connor, Robert Reilly and Jim Dempsey and an immediate impact was made. Shanks struggled to put a side togther capable of regaining first division status but this was more to do with the dire financial position of the club who had to dispense with highly paid players to save the club from financial ruin. Nevertheless, there were signs that the club was on the way forward in a playing sense.

Hs tenure was a short one, lasting only six months, resigning from the club amidst a takeover bid for the club and the resignation of the club chariman Capperauld

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