Barry Smith

Barry Smith

A highly professional, UEFA licenced Football manager with extensive player and management experience. 20+ years in the professional game, over 500 games as Player and last 8 years at Club Management level. Hugely respected by players, executive board, peers and fans, Barry is a natural team leader with the with a solid track record of structuring and motivating teams to deliver strong performances and results. Critical experience in Youth Coaching / Development delivery. Seeking an opportunity to work with a club and team to deliver continually improving results, realising the potential of the club and deliver a high level of measured achievements.


Strong, natural, inspirational leadership abilities
Top level communication, motivational and listening skills
Passionate, driven, determined and relishes a challenge
Strategic and tactical aware with insightful analysis of the game
Commercially aware with solid understanding of club finances and budget management
Organised and structured with a results focused attitude
Hard working, honest and reliable
Ability to spot, develop and mentor talent from cadet level
Experience in realising full potential and value, including commercial in players


Managerial Career
ALLOA ATHLETIC F.C. Scottish Championship League Jan 2014 – Present Manager

Barry was headhunted to return to First Team Management with his Appointment at Alloa Athletic. As Manager, Barry is fully responsible for the week to week selection, direction and management of the team. The team consists mostly of part time players playing in the Scottish Championship League which is the second league in Scottish Professional Football – predominantly against ‘full time’ teams. Barry has already achieved, securing the team’s place in the Championship League for next season. This is only the 2nd time in the clubs history and the first in the last 30 years.

ROSS COUNTY F.C. Scottish Premier League Jul 2013 – Present
Youth Coach
Appointed as head coach of the under 20s squad, Barry was completely responsible for the coaching and development of Ross County’s youth players. This was a critical role in the long term strategy and development of the club as a whole. Responsible for identifying early stage talent and providing grass roots coaching. In addition to football related coaching, Barry also provided invaluable personal development and mentoring, teaching discipline and other life skills. As part of the role, Barry recently attended the Under 20’s World Cup in Turkey. This involved attending matches, analysing and reviewing play, tactics, performance and individual skills as well as providing match reports, presentation and identification and implementation of learning outcomes. This additional activity contributes to the UEFA ‘Pro’ Licence that Barry is currently undertaking.

In addition Barry was asked to contribute and advise on the SFA Coach Education Course. This involved Barry assisting and contributing to the content and delivery of the SFA Coach Education programme.

DUNDEE F.C. Scottish Premier League Oct 2010 – Feb 2013

DUNDEE F.C. U19’s Scottish 1st Division Dec 2008 – Oct 2010

VALUR F.C. U19’s Premier League Iceland May 2007 – Nov 2008

DUNDEE F.C. Scottish 1st Division May 2006
Caretaker Manager
Player Career

CELTIC F.C. Scottish Premier League 1991-1995
22 appearances

DUNDEE F.C. Scottish Premier League 1995-2006
Club Captain 1997-2005
359 appearances

VALUR F.C. Premier League Iceland 2006-2008
43 appearances

PARTICK THISTLE F.C. Jan 2007 – May 2007
18 appearances (on loan)

MORTON F.C. Jan 2008 – Apr 2008
9 appearances (on loan)

BRECHIN CITY Jan 2009 – Oct 2010
50 appearances


Managerial Responsibilities
o Leader of the team, coach and manager – Responsible and accountable
o Responsible for the overall structuring, development and selection of the team for all fixtures
o Research, preparation and analysis of competitors leading to match day planning and tactical selection to ensure best players selected and target result achieved
o Perform post match reviews and feedback to players, positively focusing on outcomes
o Implemented coaching and development program for each player and position
o Actively engaged in scouting, identifying key talent, recruiting, buying and selling of players in partnership with Board of Directors
o Worked along side Board of Directors to manage financial budgets pertaining to the team
o Engaged with Press and Fans to communicate clubs views and field questions
o Worked closely to direct the training & development activity of the reserve and under 19 squads
o Identified early stage talent within the ranks of the club, developed to reach maximum potential

Managerial Achievements

2010 After Dundee F.C. went into administration, given a 25 point penalty, taking them to the bottom of the First Division League with a negative points score, with a greatly reduced team and enduring a transfer embargo, as Manager, Barry led the team on a record breaking run of 23 unbeaten games, taking them to mid-table safety.
2010 Runner up in Manager of the Year Award
2010/11 Won Manager of the Month on 5 occasions awarded by league
2012 Dundee F.C. were promoted into the Scottish Premier League, as 1st Division runners-up.
2013 Attended Under 20’s Youth World Cup and contributed to SFA Coach Education Course Player Achievements
1991/95 Capped 5 times for Scotland Under 21’s
1997 Won first division title and promotion into Premier league in first year as Captain of Dundee F.C.
2003 Led Dundee F.C. as Captain to runner up in The Scottish Cup
2007 Led Valur F.C. as Player/Coach to Winner of Icelandic Premier Division
2009 Inducted into Dundee F.C.’s ‘Hall of Fame’. One of only 5 original inductees.


UEFA ‘PRO’ Licence – Qualification underway
UEFA ‘A’ Licence (Scottish Football Association)
UEFA ‘B’ Licence (S.F.A.)
UEFA ‘C’ Licence (S.F.A.)
Youth Award (S.F.A)

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