Assistant Manager Billy McGhie

Nationality
sco Scotland
Current Team
Pollok
Past Teams
Clydebank

Considering his experience as a No.1 , Billy McGhie was a surprise addition to Murdo MacKinnon’s backroom team when appointed his assistant in October 2018. Billy, or ‘Budgie’ as he is known, has had a long, long association with Clydebank, first as a player and then much later as manager. He joined Bankies from Goodyear BC at the tail end of the 1970s and went on to play for them in over 150 league games, peaking with their two year spell in the top flight from 1985-87. He then had a brief spell with Partick Thistle followed by a longer stint at Queen of the South before beginning his Junior journey at Arthurlie in 1994. He then enjoyed a long stint at Shettleston and was latterly their manager before taking over at the reborn Bankies in 2003. He was in his 14th season as their boss when he resigned in December 2016. His last spell as a manager, to date, came when he bossed Kilbirnie Ladeside for 18 months, resigning in October 2018. His Lok appointment came within a week though the timing in Budgie’s own words was co-incidental.