Brian Reid
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • First Appointed: October 26th, 2007

Managerial History

Oct 26th, 2007 to May 14th, 2012

Most Appearances Top Scorers

First Match In Charge
Oct 27th, 2007 2 - 1 vs. Brechin City, League

Last Match In Charge
May 12th, 2012 1 - 3 vs. Airdrie United, League Play Off

Total Players Used:

Biggest Win(s)
Mar 5th, 2011 5 - 0 vs. Airdrie United, League (2nd Division)
Nov 20th, 2010 5 - 0 vs. Sunnybank Juniors, Scottish Cup (2nd Round)
Mar 7th, 2009 5 - 0 vs. Stranraer, League

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Apr 24th, 2010 0 - 7 vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle, League (1st Division)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
216 88 49 79 309 319
(40.7%) (22.7%) (36.6%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
113 51 31 31 165 142
(45.1%) (27.4%) (27.4%)


Ayr United moved quickly to appoint Brian as their new manager to succeed Neil Watt after his sudden departure. The defender was a man of many clubs having been at Rangers, (where he spent five years), Dunfermline, Falkirk Morton, Queen of the South, Burnley and Blackpool.

37-year-old Brian Reid had what the club describe as a “brief and successful” spell as caretaker manager at Ayr in season 2005/2006 when, along with fellow player Mark McGeown, he took temporary charge of the first team while the club searched for a new manager. His first job was to stabilize the club and avoid relegation in 2007/08, as seems to have been the first task a number of the managers immediately preceding him.

He strengthened the squad for a successful promotion challenge in season 2008/09, bringing the club into the 1st Division for the centenary season of 2009/10. Unfortunately, United were not able to remain there and were relegated at the end of that season. Nevertheless, the failing was not laid at the managers' door and he remained in charge to attempt to steer the Honest Men to promotion which he did successfully at the end of season 2010/11 via the new play off system. However once again, despite some good wins and some clear improvement the club were again relegated, also via the play off system.

The club was keen to retain the managers services but Brian himself decided that it was time for a new challenged and left the club.

Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Michael Moffat Jan 12th, 2011
2. Michael Donald Jan 31st, 2012

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
First Signing

Michael Moffat
on Jan 12th, 2011