Craig Brown - A managerial career in pictures

After a troublesome knee injury, James Craig Brown gave up his playing career at age 27 and, after a spell as assistant manager at Motherwell, he went on to be the boss at Clyde and in his first season won the 1977-78 Second Division title
Clyde were fated to drop back to the Second Division two years later but in season 81-82, Brown took his side back into Scotland's First Division, where they remained under his tenure
Brown left Clyde in 1986 to become assistant to Scotland coach Andy Roxburgh (right)
28 April 1993: Scotland are beaten 5-0 by Portugal in a match which had the added blow of top striker Ally McCoist suffering a leg break. Failure to qualify for the 1994 World Cup finals ultimately results in Brown replacing Roxburgh as Scotland manager
16 August 1995: With Greece the main rivals for second spot in Group 8 of the Euro 96 qualifiers, it was important that Brown's team managed a victory at Hampden
And McCoist makes a scoring return to the Scottish side with the winning goal that all but secures a place in the finals, Brown's first major tournament as boss
18 June 1996: Scotland need to defeat Switzerland and hope England beat Holland with a combined five goal swing. McCoist nets for the Scots and is seen here hugging boss Craig Brown and assistant Alex Miller (left). Excitement mounts as England score four goals but, cruelly for the Scots, the Dutch score late on to go through to the next round
9 October 1996: Perhaps the most bizarre moment in Brown's career as he leads his side to the pitch to play a World Cup qualifier in Tallin but the Estonian team refuse to turn up due to a dispute with the kick-off time to which the Tartan Army famously sang 'One team in Tallin'
18 June 1998: From the bizarre to arguably the pinnacle of his managerial career. Brown looks on nervously as his side take on Brazil in the opening match of the World Cup finals in Paris
Scotland midfielder John Collins (right) celebrates in front of the Tartan Army after scoring from the penalty spot to equalise against the Brazilians, who go on to eventually defeat the Scots 2-1
28 December 2009: After a few years in England with Preston North End, Brown returns to Scotland to be the boss at Fir Park and makes an immediate impact, earning himself two consecutive manager of the month awards in early 2010
21 November 2010: Brown is inducted to Scottish football's Hall of Fame and says at the time that it means more to him than any other previous accolade
10 December 2010: Brown becomes the new Aberdeen manager alongside assistant Archie Knox, with the Pittodrie club sitting at the bottom of the Scottish Premier League
30 Mar 2013: At his last game at Pittodrie he finally doffs the managerial bunnet and hangs up the gaffer's jacket and says a tearful goodbye to the fans and a venerable career in the Scottish game