Joe Jordan

Born on December 15th 1951 in Carluke in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, Joe Jordan is a former player and now coach at QPR.

Prior to his time at Loftus Road, he was as first-team coach at Tottenham Hotspur also under Harry Redknapp. He left Spurs along with Redknapp and the rest of his coaching team in June 2012.

Jordan also worked under Redknapp at Portsmouth and has held a number of coaching positions in the past.

He has been manager at Bristol City (twice), Hearts and Stoke City, while assistant roles have also come with Celtic, Northern Ireland and Huddersfield Town.

A striker in his playing days, Jordan represented Leeds United, Manchester United and AC Milan among others. He also made 52 appearances and scored 11 goals on the international stage for Scotland.

He was part of the successful Leeds team of the 1970s, winning the 1973/74 First Division title. The Scot was also a losing finalist with Leeds in the 1973 Cup Winners' Cup and 1975 European Cup finals, as well as the 1979 FA Cup final with United.

He is also the only Scottish player to score in three World Cups – 1974, 1978 and 1982. For his efforts for club and country as a player, he was included in the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

He is held in the highest regard among Scotland fans and is best remembered for scoring a crucial goal against Czechoslovakia in 1973, ensuring the Tartan Army qualified for their first World Cup finals in 16 years. Source: QPR website

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