Andy Millen facts for kids
|Full name||Andrew Frank Millen|
|Date of birth||10 June 1965|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Current club||Greenock Morton (assistant manager)|
|1995||→ Ipswich Town (loan)||?||(0)|
|1997||→ Ayr United (loan)||3||(1)|
|2014–2015||Ayr United (caretaker)|
Millen earned fame later in his career for continuing to play at a senior level despite his advanced professional age. When he played for St Mirren against Dundee United on 5 May 2007 at Tannadice, he became the oldest player to play in the Scottish Premier League. He broke the record set by Aberdeen goalkeeper Jim Leighton, who was aged 41 years and 302 days when he last played in the SPL. Gus MacPherson argued that Millen's record is more notable because Millen played in the more physical role of an outfield player.
Millen announced his intention to retire from first team football in June 2008. During his time with St Mirren, he won the Scottish Challenge Cup and the Scottish First Division in the 2005–06 season. Millen's last league appearance was against Hearts on 15 March 2008, which meant that he set the SPL record for oldest player at 42 years and 279 days, almost a whole year more than the previous record.
Millen continued working as assistant manager to Gus MacPherson after retiring as a player. After Danny Lennon was appointed as manager, however, Millen left the club to allow Lennon to appoint his own backroom staff.
Millen was appointed as Billy Reid's new assistant at Hamilton Academical in July 2010. He left the club in December due to a contract dispute.
Due to an injury to James Brough, Millen re-registered as a player to sign for amateurs Queen's Park in January 2011.
Millen was appointed assistant manager of Queen of the South on his 46th birthday on 10 June 2011. Millen parted company with Queens on 30 April 2012, alongside MacPherson, after the club was relegated to the Scottish Second Division. He then became assistant to Mark Roberts at Ayr United and was appointed caretaker manager in December 2014, after Roberts was sacked.
Millen was appointed Development Squad Manager at Greenock Morton in May 2015. He left the club in May 2017 to take any opportunity elsewhere. It was announced that he had taken over the development squad manager's role at Kilmarnock. He then became assistant manager to Alex Dyer, but left Kilmarnock in February 2021 after Tommy Wright was appointed manager.
As of 23 May 2017[update]
|Ayr United (caretaker)||December 2014||January 2015||3||0||1||2||0.00|
- Scottish Challenge Cup (2): Winners 1991-92, 1992–93
- Scottish Challenge Cup (3): Winners 2005-06
- Scottish First Division (1): Champions 2005-06
- Renfrewshire Cup (2): Winners 2006-07, 2007–08
- Development League West (1): Champions 2015-16
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