Bobby Williamson
BOBBY
WILLIAMSON

Bobby Williamson was most recently manager of Kenya after managing  Gor Mahia in Kenya from June 7, 2013.

Williamson is an experienced manager who has worked in England, Scotland and abroad.

The Glasgow-born one-time Rangers striker won the Scottish Cup in his first season as a boss with Kilmarnock in 1997. The club also qualified for Europe in the same season.

Williamson lured stars such as Ally McCoist and Ian Durrant during his six years with Kilmarnock, where he had previously been popular as a player.

With his next employers, Hibernian, Bobby took over a team that had not won for 18 league matches. He put that right in his first match, beating St. Johnstone.

Hibs reached the Scottish League Cup final and Williamson earned a reputation for developing young players, having groomed the likes of Scott Brown, Derek Riordan and Garry O'Connor.

In April, 2004, he was lured south to Plymouth Argyle where a team moulded by Paul Sturrock was on the brink of promotion to the Championship. They completed their climb by winning Williamson's first match and went on to go up as champions.

Williamson, who has also managed Chester City, was most recently the head coach of the Uganda national team. In August, 2008, he replaced Csaba Laszlo, who quit to join Hearts.

Within days of being appointed, Williamson was given the ultimatum of winning his first two games against Niger and Benin to earn a longer contract. He succeeded in doing that, and their FIFA World Ranking has steadily improved during his first two years in charge. Overall he helped Uganda win three East and Central Africa (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup titles in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

As a bustling striker, Bobby played for Clydebank, Rangers, West Bromwich, Rotherham and Kilmarnock.

Honours (5)
  • international-trophies
    • Uganda:
      • East and Central Africa (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup, (2011-12-10)
      • East and Central Africa (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup, (2009-12-13)
      • East and Central Africa (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup, (2009-01-13)
  • league-titles
    • Plymouth Argyle:
      • Nationwide Football League Division Two Champions, (2004-04-27)
  • domestic-trophies
    • Kilmarnock:
      • Scottish Cup Winners, (1997-05-24)
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