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Stephen Glass (footballer)

Stephen Glass (born 23 May 1976) is a Scottish former professional footballer who is currently the manager of Aberdeen.

Stephen Glass
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-05-23)23 May 1976 (age 45)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Position(s) Midfielder, Left-winger
Club information
Current team
Aberdeen (manager)
Youth career
1992–1994 Aberdeen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Aberdeen 109 (9)
1994–1995 → Crombie Sports (loan) 27 (1)
1998–2001 Newcastle United 42 (5)
2001–2003 Watford 74 (4)
2003–2007 Hibernian 86 (3)
2007–2010 Dunfermline Athletic 58 (6)
2010–2011 Carolina RailHawks 17 (0)
Total 413 (28)
National team
1995–1997 Scotland U21 11 (3)
1996–2003 Scotland B 3 (0)
1998 Scotland 1 (0)
Teams managed
2012–2014 Shamrock Rovers (assistant)
2012 Shamrock Rovers (interim)
2019–2020 Atlanta United 2
2020 Atlanta United FC (interim)
2020–2021 Atlanta United 2
2021– Aberdeen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

A midfielder, Glass started his career at Aberdeen, with whom he won the 1995 Scottish League Cup. In 1998, he moved to England, transferring to Newcastle United of the Premier League. Shortly after joining Newcastle, Glass made an appearance for the Scotland national football team. He joined Watford in the First Division in 2001, before returning to Scotland in 2003 with Hibernian. He joined Dunfermline Athletic in 2007 and was released at the end of the 2009–10 season. Glass finished his playing career with American club Carolina RailHawks.

Glass worked as an assistant manager for Shamrock Rovers. He then had four years in the Atlanta United organisation, including a spell as interim head coach of their MLS team. Glass was appointed Aberdeen manager in March 2021.

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Aberdeen

Glass started his career with Aberdeen where he was regarded as one of Scotland's brightest prospects. He broke through into the first team during a relegation struggle in the 1994–95 season, and scored goals in the final league fixture and in both legs of the subsequent playoff to maintain his club's top-division status. In Aberdeen's League Cup victory against Dundee in November 1995, he set up both goals in the Dons' 2–0 success. His performance earned him the man-of-the-match award (a mountain bike) as well as a winner's medal.

Newcastle United

Glass moved to English Premier League team Newcastle United in 1998, for a fee of £650,000. In his first season at St James' Park, Glass made 29 appearances in all competitions, but was hampered by an injury in February. He did however recover to make a substitute appearance in the 1999 FA Cup Final against Manchester United at Wembley.

Injury, particularly a serious knee problem, blighted his second season in the Premiership. By the time Glass had regained full fitness, manager Bobby Robson had decided that Glass was no more than a solid squad player. Glass played a bit-part role in Newcastle's following two campaigns, making only six league starts out of a possible seventy-six, although he did score the equaliser in a 1–1 home draw with Manchester United in December 2000. He left the club at the end of the 2000–01 season.

Watford

In the summer of 2001 Glass signed for Watford on a free transfer, as part of Gianluca Vialli's new-look side. He was one of the more successful Vialli signings, and one of the few to be kept on by his successor, Ray Lewington. However, due to financial constraints Glass had to be released when his contract ended in the summer of 2003. Ironically, after this announcement was made he scored a stunning free-kick in Watford's victory over Burnley in the FA Cup quarter-final.

Hibernian

Glass was released by Watford at the end of the 2002–03 season and then signed for Hibernian on a three-year contract. He came to Hibs at a time when the club were cutting their budget and several younger players were being introduced to the squad. Glass made his debut for Hibs in the 2–1 win over Dundee United in August 2003 and also featured in an Edinburgh derby win over Hearts the following week. Despite flashes of his expected pedigree, Glass' first season at Easter Road was also blighted by injury, causing him to miss the 2004 Scottish League Cup Final.

His second season in Edinburgh, however, proved much more successful and his performances under new boss Tony Mowbray helped the club gain a UEFA Cup place by finishing third in the SPL. Glass missed only two league games due to injury in 2004–05 and his presence helped hold together a Hibernian midfield which was weakened by lengthy injuries to star players Scott Brown, Kevin Thomson and Guillaume Beuzelin. Along with numerous goal assists, Glass also chipped in with two key goals in Hibernian's league campaign; the first was a volley which proved to be a winning goal against Aberdeen in December 2004, while his free-kick helped Hibs to a 2–1 over Dunfermline the following week.

Glass was forced to start the 2005–06 season on the bench for Hibs. Injury to left-back David Murphy in November, however, saw him drafted in as cover and his dependable performances won him his midfield berth back after the new year. Although injuries and inconsistency thwarted Hibs bid for both a top-three finish and a Scottish Cup final place, Glass nonetheless featured in Hibs' impressive wins over Rangers and Hearts in 2006. He accepted Tony Mowbray's offer of a two-year contract extension in April 2006. Glass was overlooked for the vacant Hibs captaincy in favour of Gary Caldwell and then Kevin Thomson in 2005 and 2006, perhaps because manager Mowbray no longer saw him to be certain of automatic first-team selection. When Mowbray was succeeded as Hibs manager by John Collins in October 2006, Glass fell further down the pecking order.

Dunfermline Athletic

Having made only two first-team starts for Hibs during the first half of the 2006–07 season, he was allowed to move to Dunfermline Athletic to gain more regular first team football. He joined the Pars on 25 January 2007 on loan until the end of the season. After impressing Pars then-manager Stephen Kenny, Glass signed a two-year contract with the Fife club. At the start of the 2008–09 season, Glass was made vice-captain to Scott Wilson by manager Jim McIntyre and was made captain for the 2009-10 season. Glass suffered a knee injury early in that season and was released by Dunfermline at the end of the season.

Glass then went on trial with SPL side St Mirren and came on as a substitute in their pre-season friendly with Dumbarton on 19 July 2010. St Mirren manager Danny Lennon confirmed soon afterwards, however, that he would not be following up his interest in Glass.

Carolina RailHawks

Glass was signed by Carolina RailHawks of the second division North American Soccer League on 7 March 2011. Soon afterwards, Glass injured a hip, which prompted him to retire from playing football.

International career

Having left Aberdeen for Newcastle, Glass returned to Pittodrie in October 1998, making his first and only appearance for his country's full side as a substitute in Scotland's 2–1 win over the Faroe Islands. He had already appeared for the under-21 and 'B' teams.

Shamrock Rovers

On 13 January 2012, Glass joined Shamrock Rovers as assistant manager, working for his former Dunfermline boss Stephen Kenny. On 11 September 2012 he was put in temporary charge of Shamrock Rovers, following Kenny's dismissal as manager.

Atlanta United

After becoming an academy coach of Atlanta United FC in August 2018, Glass made the move to become the head coach of the club's USL Championship side Atlanta United 2 on 30 January 2019. On July 27, 2020, Glass was named interim coach of Atlanta United, replacing Frank de Boer, who had departed the club by mutual agreement a few days prior. Glass returned to his role at Atlanta United 2 after Gabriel Heinze was appointed the full-time coach of the club's first-team in January 2021.

Aberdeen

Glass was appointed Aberdeen manager in March 2021, succeeding Derek McInnes.

As of match played 6 November 2021
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Shamrock Rovers (interim) 11 September 2012 6 November 2012 8 4 0 4 18 12 +6 050.00
Atlanta United 2 30 January 2019 27 July 2020 38 9 9 20 48 85 −37 023.68
Atlanta United FC (interim) 27 July 2020 18 December 2020 19 5 4 10 20 25 −5 026.32
Atlanta United 2 18 December 2020 23 March 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Aberdeen 12 April 2021 Present 26 8 5 13 32 42 −10 030.77
Total 91 26 18 47 118 164 −46 028.57

Player

Aberdeen

Newcastle United

Individual

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Stephen Glass (footballer)
Stephen Glass footballer Language Watch Edit Stephen Glass born 23 May 1976 is a Scottish former professional footballer who is currently the manager of Aberdeen Stephen GlassPersonal informationDate of birth 1976 05 23 23 May 1976 age 45 Place of birthDundee ScotlandPosition s Midfielder Left wingerClub informationCurrent teamAberdeen manager Youth career1992 1994AberdeenSenior career YearsTeamApps Gls 1994 1998Aberdeen109 9 1994 1995 Crombie Sports loan 27 1 1998 2001Newcastle United42 5 2001 2003Watford74 4 2003 2007Hibernian86 3 2007 2010Dunfermline Athletic58 6 2010 2011Carolina RailHawks17 0 Total413 28 National team1995 1997Scotland U2111 3 1996 2003Scotland B3 0 1998Scotland1 0 Teams managed2012 2014Shamrock Rovers assistant 2012Shamrock Rovers interim 2019 2020Atlanta United 22020Atlanta United FC interim 2020 2021Atlanta United 22021 Aberdeen Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only A midfielder Glass started his career at Aberdeen with whom he won the 1995 Scottish League Cup In 1998 he moved to England transferring to Newcastle United of the Premier League Shortly after joining Newcastle Glass made an appearance for the Scotland national football team He joined Watford in the First Division in 2001 before returning to Scotland in 2003 with Hibernian He joined Dunfermline Athletic in 2007 and was released at the end of the 2009 10 season Glass finished his playing career with American club Carolina RailHawks Glass worked as an assistant manager for Shamrock Rovers He then had four years in the Atlanta United organisation including a spell as interim head coach of their MLS team Glass was appointed Aberdeen manager in March 2021 Contents 1 Playing career 1 1 Aberdeen 1 2 Newcastle United 1 3 Watford 1 4 Hibernian 1 5 Dunfermline Athletic 1 6 Carolina RailHawks 1 7 International career 2 Coaching career 2 1 Shamrock Rovers 2 2 Atlanta United 2 3 Aberdeen 3 Managerial statistics 4 Honours 4 1 Player 5 References 6 External linksPlaying career EditAberdeen Edit Glass started his career with Aberdeen where he was regarded as one of Scotland s brightest prospects He broke through into the first team during a relegation struggle in the 1994 95 season and scored goals in the final league fixture and in both legs of the subsequent playoff to maintain his club s top division status In Aberdeen s League Cup victory against Dundee in November 1995 he set up both goals in the Dons 2 0 success 1 His performance earned him the man of the match award a mountain bike as well as a winner s medal 2 Newcastle United Edit Glass moved to English Premier League team Newcastle United in 1998 for a fee of 650 000 3 4 In his first season at St James Park Glass made 29 appearances in all competitions but was hampered by an injury in February 5 He did however recover to make a substitute appearance in the 1999 FA Cup Final against Manchester United at Wembley 6 Injury particularly a serious knee problem 4 blighted his second season in the Premiership By the time Glass had regained full fitness manager Bobby Robson had decided that Glass was no more than a solid squad player Glass played a bit part role in Newcastle s following two campaigns making only six league starts out of a possible seventy six although he did score the equaliser in a 1 1 home draw with Manchester United in December 2000 7 He left the club at the end of the 2000 01 season 5 Watford Edit In the summer of 2001 Glass signed for Watford on a free transfer as part of Gianluca Vialli s new look side He was one of the more successful Vialli signings and one of the few to be kept on by his successor Ray Lewington However due to financial constraints Glass had to be released when his contract ended in the summer of 2003 Ironically after this announcement was made he scored a stunning free kick in Watford s victory over Burnley in the FA Cup quarter final 8 9 Hibernian Edit Glass was released by Watford at the end of the 2002 03 season and then signed for Hibernian on a three year contract 4 He came to Hibs at a time when the club were cutting their budget and several younger players were being introduced to the squad 4 Glass made his debut for Hibs in the 2 1 win over Dundee United in August 2003 and also featured in an Edinburgh derby win over Hearts the following week Despite flashes of his expected pedigree Glass first season at Easter Road was also blighted by injury causing him to miss the 2004 Scottish League Cup Final His second season in Edinburgh however proved much more successful and his performances under new boss Tony Mowbray helped the club gain a UEFA Cup place by finishing third in the SPL 10 Glass missed only two league games due to injury in 2004 05 and his presence helped hold together a Hibernian midfield which was weakened by lengthy injuries to star players Scott Brown Kevin Thomson and Guillaume Beuzelin Along with numerous goal assists Glass also chipped in with two key goals in Hibernian s league campaign the first was a volley which proved to be a winning goal against Aberdeen in December 2004 11 while his free kick helped Hibs to a 2 1 over Dunfermline the following week 12 Glass was forced to start the 2005 06 season on the bench for Hibs Injury to left back David Murphy in November however saw him drafted in as cover and his dependable performances won him his midfield berth back after the new year Although injuries and inconsistency thwarted Hibs bid for both a top three finish and a Scottish Cup final place Glass nonetheless featured in Hibs impressive wins over Rangers and Hearts in 2006 He accepted Tony Mowbray s offer of a two year contract extension in April 2006 Glass was overlooked for the vacant Hibs captaincy in favour of Gary Caldwell and then Kevin Thomson in 2005 and 2006 perhaps because manager Mowbray no longer saw him to be certain of automatic first team selection When Mowbray was succeeded as Hibs manager by John Collins in October 2006 Glass fell further down the pecking order Dunfermline Athletic Edit Having made only two first team starts for Hibs during the first half of the 2006 07 season he was allowed to move to Dunfermline Athletic to gain more regular first team football He joined the Pars on 25 January 2007 on loan until the end of the season After impressing Pars then manager Stephen Kenny Glass signed a two year contract with the Fife club 13 At the start of the 2008 09 season Glass was made vice captain to Scott Wilson by manager Jim McIntyre 14 and was made captain for the 2009 10 season 15 Glass suffered a knee injury early in that season and was released by Dunfermline at the end of the season 15 Glass then went on trial with SPL side St Mirren and came on as a substitute in their pre season friendly with Dumbarton on 19 July 2010 16 St Mirren manager Danny Lennon confirmed soon afterwards however that he would not be following up his interest in Glass 17 Carolina RailHawks Edit Glass was signed by Carolina RailHawks of the second division North American Soccer League on 7 March 2011 18 Soon afterwards Glass injured a hip which prompted him to retire from playing football 15 International career Edit Having left Aberdeen for Newcastle Glass returned to Pittodrie in October 1998 making his first and only appearance for his country s full side as a substitute in Scotland s 2 1 win over the Faroe Islands He had already appeared for the under 21 19 and B teams 20 Coaching career EditShamrock Rovers Edit On 13 January 2012 Glass joined Shamrock Rovers as assistant manager working for his former Dunfermline boss Stephen Kenny 15 21 On 11 September 2012 he was put in temporary charge of Shamrock Rovers following Kenny s dismissal as manager 22 Atlanta United Edit After becoming an academy coach of Atlanta United FC in August 2018 Glass made the move to become the head coach of the club s USL Championship side Atlanta United 2 on 30 January 2019 23 On July 27 2020 Glass was named interim coach of Atlanta United 24 replacing Frank de Boer who had departed the club by mutual agreement a few days prior 25 Glass returned to his role at Atlanta United 2 after Gabriel Heinze was appointed the full time coach of the club s first team in January 2021 26 Aberdeen Edit Glass was appointed Aberdeen manager in March 2021 succeeding Derek McInnes 27 Managerial statistics EditAs of match played 6 November 2021Managerial record by team and tenure Team Nat From To Record RefG W D L GF GA GD Win Shamrock Rovers interim 11 September 2012 6 November 2012 8 4 0 4 18 12 6 0 50 00 28 Atlanta United 2 30 January 2019 27 July 2020 38 9 9 20 48 85 37 0 23 68 29 Atlanta United FC interim 27 July 2020 18 December 2020 19 5 4 10 20 25 5 0 26 32 30 Atlanta United 2 18 December 2020 23 March 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Aberdeen 12 April 2021 Present 26 8 5 13 32 42 10 0 30 77 31 Total 91 26 18 47 118 164 46 0 28 57 Honours EditPlayer Edit Aberdeen Scottish League Cup 1995 96 32 Newcastle United FA Cup runner up 1998 99 33 Individual 1995 Scottish League Cup Final Man of the Match 2 References Edit Football Classic touch of Glass The Independent 26 September 1998 Retrieved 22 June 2017 a b Stephen out to pedal Pars home with a cup shock www afc co uk Aberdeen F C Archived from the original on 23 July 2011 Retrieved 6 September 2010 Newcastle United player profiles BBC News BBC 20 May 1999 Retrieved 27 February 2011 a b c d Hepburn Ray 13 July 2003 Football All the latest news from your club HIBERNIAN HE S STILL A Sunday Mirror Retrieved 27 February 2011 a b Newcastle player appearances Soccerbase Centurycomm Retrieved 27 February 2011 Glass welcomes Final Challenge www dafc co uk Dunfermline Athletic F C Archived from the original on 28 September 2011 Retrieved 27 February 2011 Magpies grab draw against Man Utd BBC Sport BBC 30 December 2000 Retrieved 22 April 2012 Grant Michael 22 December 2002 A cut above but Watford wage gap may break Glass Sunday Herald Herald amp Times Group Retrieved 6 September 2010 Atkin Ronald 16 March 2003 Watford s new savior on the hallowed Cup road The Independent London Retrieved 6 September 2010 Campbell Alan 22 May 2005 Glass Has Euro Vision Sunday Herald Retrieved 27 February 2011 Hardie David 14 December 2004 Hibees had no doubt it would be a green day at Easter Road Edinburgh Evening News Retrieved 27 February 2011 Hardie David 20 December 2004 Persistence ensures Hibs kids get Christmas wish Edinburgh Evening News Retrieved 27 February 2011 Glass on board for First Division campaign Retrieved 17 July 2007 permanent dead link Squad for Austria dafc co uk Retrieved 3 July 2008 permanent dead link a b c d Ex Hibs star Stephen Glass clear on football future Edinburgh Evening News Johnston Press 19 January 2012 Retrieved 19 January 2012 Dumbarton 2 2 Saint Mirren Archived from the original on 4 March 2012 Retrieved 20 July 2010 St Mirren sign former Falkirk midfielder Sean Lynch BBC News Retrieved 20 July 2010 RailHawks Announce Player Signings and Preseason Schedule 7 March 2011 Scotland U21 profile Fitbastats com Retrieved 22 June 2017 Scotland B profile Fitbastats com Retrieved 22 June 2017 Kenny assembles new backroom team www shamrockrovers ie Shamrock Rovers F C 13 January 2012 Archived from the original on 15 January 2012 Retrieved 13 January 2012 Stephen Kenny Ex Derry boss sacked by Shamrock Rovers BBC Sport 11 September 2012 Retrieved 14 September 2012 Atlanta United 2 announces Stephen Glass as head coach Atlanta United FC Stephen Glass Named Atlanta United Interim Head Coach Atlanta United FC Campbell Andy 19 August 2020 Stephen Glass Atlanta United interim head coach takes charge for first time BBC Sport BBC Retrieved 19 August 2020 Atlanta United announces Gabriel Heinze s technical staff Atlanta United 11 January 2021 Retrieved 12 January 2021 Smith Tyrone 23 March 2021 Aberdeen Stephen Glass named new Pittodrie boss BBC Sport Retrieved 23 March 2021 Shamrock Rovers Matches Soccerway Perform Group Retrieved 26 March 2021 Atlanta United 2 Matches Soccerway Perform Group Retrieved 26 March 2021 Atlanta United Matches Soccerway Perform Group Retrieved 26 March 2021 Aberdeen Matches Soccerway Perform Group Retrieved 26 March 2021 Dodds and Shearer end Aberdeen s wait Indepdent 26 November 1995 Retrieved 23 March 2021 Double joy for Man United BBC 22 May 1999 Retrieved 23 March 2021 External links EditStephen Glass at Soccerbase Newcastle profile at Toon1892 Stephen Glass at the Scottish Football Association Profile and stats at AFC Heritage Trust Stephen Glass at Post War English amp Scottish Football League A Z Player s Database Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Stephen Glass footballer amp oldid 1053887721, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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