Andy Scott

Andy Scott was most recently manager of Aldershot.

Previously Scott won promotion in his first full season as a manager to mark a triumphant start to his career with Brentford.

The former Bees striker returned to the club as assistant manager in May, 2007. He was elevated eight months later - following the departure of Terry Butcher - after a successful run in caretaker charge.

Scott, a popular player at Griffin Park, led Brentford to promotion and the League Two title in 2008-09.They clinched both honours with a 3-1 win at Darlington on April 25th 2009. As a result of his achievements with Brentford, Scott was awarded the BBC London 'Manager of The Year' for 2008.

The following season was yet another to remember for The Bees as Scott, guided his side to a 9th place finish in League One.

During the 2010/11 campaign, Scott was rewarded with the manager of the month award for October and was instrumental in Brentford reaching the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. He remained with the club until February 2011 before he joined the Millers.

After his appointment at the Don Valley stadium, Scott achieved several positive results towards the end of the 2010/11 campaign, where the club just missed out on a play-off place. He remained with the club until March 2012.

His early success was a reward for Scott's determination to rebuild a life in football after his playing days were abruptly ended while at Leyton Orient in 2004. He had to retire on medical advice after being diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder which restricts blood flow due to a thickening of heart muscles.

Having been warned that more physical exertion could put his life at risk, Andy turned to coaching at Brisbane Road where he served two years before being lured back to Griffin Park to advance his career.

Epsom-born Scott first came to prominence in the 1992-93 season when Dave Bassett signed him for then Premier League Sheffield United from non-league Sutton. He scored on his debut in a 4-2 win over Chelsea.

His 87 appearances in five years with the Blades were interspersed with an ironic twist. While on loan with Bury, he helped the Shakers win promotion with a 2-0 win at Griffin Park - a result which ended Brentford's similar hopes. Scott was signed by the Bees six months later prior to spells with Oxford United and Orient.

Honours (4)
  • personal-awards
    • Rotherham United:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2011-08-01)
    • Brentford:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (2010-10-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2009-04-01)
  • promotions
    • Brentford:
      • Promotion to Coca Cola League One, (2009-05-02)
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