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Scott Cooper
England footballer and manager

Scott Cooper

Scott Cooper
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Quick Facts

Intro England footballer and manager
Is Athlete Football player Association football player Sports official Association football manager
From United Kingdom
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 16 June 1970, Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Age 52 years
Star sign Gemini
Sports Teams
Ubon UMT United F.C.
The details (from wikipedia)


Scott Cooper (born 16 June 1970) is an English football manager who serves as the head coach of the Philippines national football team. Cooper has coaching experiences with the Huntsville Fire, Chester City, Anguilla national football team, Montserrat national football team, Leicester City, the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) England Under-15 National Football Team.

Managerial career

Buriram United

Cooper was picked by Buriram United to replace Attaphol Buspakom after 2013 AFC Champions League against FC Seoul along with his assistant Darren Read.

On his arrival at Buriram United Cooper found the club in third place of the Thai Premier League, five points adrift of the league leaders. Under Cooper's managerial reign, Buriram were unbeaten in the Thai Premier League, AFC Champions League, Thai FA Cup and Thai League Cup.

Buriram United won 23 out of 29 matches, drawing five and losing only once under Cooper. The club won all their away games at the top four Thai clubs during the season. Named "Manager of the Month" in June 2013, Cooper has led Buriram United to the top 10 club rankings in Asia, creating history for the Thai club in the process. Under Cooper's tutelage, Buriram on an average scored 3.1 goals per game whilst conceding 0.75 goals per game.

Cooper also had a major influence on developing Thai players in his squad, as nine Thai players were called up to the national team.

Muangthong United

On 2 January 2014, Muanthong United officially appointed Cooper as the head coach.

Mitra Kukar

On 11 December 2014, Mitra Kukar officially appointed Cooper as the head coach.

Ubon UMT United

On April 2015, Ubon UMT United officially appointed Cooper as the head coach.


In June 2018, Cooper was appointed as Senior team adviser of the Philippines (Interim). Scott Cooper was later tasked to oversee the national team's training camp in Bahrain in September 2018 in lieu of the newly appointed head coach Terry Butcher who resigned from his post in August 2018. Cooper's interim tenure ended in late August 2018 when he was officially named as the regular head coach of the Philippine national team.

On 27 October 2018, Sven-Göran Eriksson took over as manager of the Philippines and Cooper assisted Eriksson in the Philippines' stint at the 2018 AFF Championship and 2019 Asian Cup.

Cooper returned as manager in January 2019 after the conclusion of the Philippines' campaign in the continental tournament and Eriksson's short-term contract. Cooper assisted the Philippine national team in their preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers but was relegated to assistant team manager after Serbian Goran Milojević who holds a UEFA Pro License unlike Cooper was named head coach of the Philippines for the qualifiers. Unofficially Cooper will remain fulfilling head coaching duties.

Managerial statistics

As of 31 August 2017
Nat. Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Buriram United 3 May 2013 2 September 2013 26 18 6 2 52 17 +35 069.23
Muangthong United 2 January 2014 30 March 2014 9 5 2 2 17 8 +9 055.56
Mitra Kukar 11 December 2014 20 April 2015 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 000.00
Ubon UMT United 23 April 2015 30 November 2017 97 56 21 20 199 102 +97 057.73
Police Tero 1 January 2018 24 April 2018 7 1 1 5 8 12 −4 014.29
Career totals 141 81 29 31 278 144 +134 057.45

A win or loss by the penalty shoot-out is regarded as the draw in time.


  • Thai League 2
    • Runner-up : 2016
  • Regional League Division 2:
Winners : 2015
  • Regional League North-East Division
    • Runner-up : 2015
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