Willie Donachie

Willie Donachie was most recently assistant manager of Hartlepool United.

Donachie enjoyed a highly successful playing career which included him represting Scotland in the 1978 World Cup Finals. He went on to win 35 caps for his country.

At club level, Willie played in over 300 games for Manchester City and also played in two cup finals.

He began his coaching career with Oldham Athletic, as player-assistant manager to Joe Royle. Under Royle and Donachie Oldham enjoyed considerable success at Boundary Park, where they guided the Latics to the Premier League, League Cup Final and FA Cup semi Finals against Manchester United in the 1990s.

Royle was then appointed manager of Everton in 1995 and Donachie followed joined him as his assistant before being appointed First Team Coach at Sheffield United. He was soon to team up again with Royle as towards the end of the 1997-98 season he rejoined him at Manchester City.

When Royle left Manchester City, Donachie worked as First Team Coach under Kevin Keegan before he became assistant to Terry Yorath at Sheffield Wednesday in November 2001.

After worked with the Owls, Willie then joined Ipswich Town to again assist Royle before he later joined Millwall as assistant to Nigel Spackman. After Spackman's departure, he was appointed manager of Millwall on 22 November 2006 after a period of serving as caretaker. He went on to help secure the club's League One status.

After Millwall, Donachie also took charge of Antigua and Barbuda before joining Newcastle United's academy in December 2009.

More recently he joined Hartlepool to assist new manager Paul Murray into the 2014/15 campaign.

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