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Scott Duncan
Scott Duncan
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Scott Duncan (Outside right, 1920-22) - Scott Duncan joined Dumbarton in 1906. Newcastle United later signed him. In 1909, he was in the Newcastle side which won the Football League championship. In 1913, he joined Rangers and was at Ibrox for six years. He was one of the few players to turn out for both halves of the 'Old Firm' as he played in 2 wartime matches for Celtic. After the War, Scott Duncan played for Dumbarton and then for Cowden for 2 seasons. He next took up his first managerial post at Hamilton. In 1925, he accepted the post of manager at Central Park, a job he carried out with conspicuous success over the next few years. In July 1932, he became manager of Manchester United. He was at Old Trafford for 5 years. In 1938, he became manager of Ipswich Town as they joined the Football League. They were promoted to Division 2 as champions in 1954. He then stepped aside to bring in Alf Ramsay as manager and stayed on as secretary. He retired from football at the age of almost 70 in 1958. Scott died in Helensburgh in 1976.

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