28 May 2018


The League Managers Association is deeply saddened to learn of the death of LMA Member Neale Cooper and we send our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Neale’s managerial career included spells at Ross County, Hartlepool United, Gillingham and Peterhead.

Speaking to BBC Sport, fellow LMA Member and Scotland Manager Alex McLeish said: "I am devastated to hear the terrible news about Neale Cooper."

"Neale and I grew up together and I have known him since he was 14 years old. He was a talented team-mate and a good friend - someone you could always count on, both on and off the park.

"It was a privilege to have played alongside him and an even greater privilege to have counted him as one of my friends.

"My thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time."