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Ian Porteous welcomed as KCU Coach
November 2014

KCU are proud to announce Ian Porteous into the club as our new First Team Coach for the next two seasons.

Having played under arguably the finest manager of all time, Porteous is in an ideal position to succeed in his new role as Head Coach at KCU. The former midfielder carved a reputation in his native Scotland with Aberdeen during a six-year spell from 1982, much of which was spent being guided by the legendary Alex Ferguson, now regarded as one of the world's greatest ever managers following his exploits with Manchester United. Ferguson's reign at Aberdeen included four Scottish Cup successes, two league titles and a European Cup Winners' Cup triumph in 1983, which remains the last piece of silverware won by a Scottish team in Europe. Sir Alex even goes on to mention Ian in his first autobiography!

Ferguson headed to Manchester in 1986 and Porteous didn't stay much longer, making the short trip across the North Sea to Denmark. After enjoying a good season at Herfølge Boldklub, he returned to his homeland to play for Kilmarnock and played a key role as they were promoted to the top division.

The highlight of his time at Rugby Park came in 1993 when he had a hand in one of the club's most famous victories. "We were in our first year back in the premier league and won 2-1 at Ibrox, which was Rangers' first home defeat in a long time," Porteous says. "We were drawing 1-1 at the time, and I was sent on as a sub right at the end of the game to waste a bit of time. But we got a breakaway, the ball broke up field and it came to me, and I got my only touch of the ball. I took the shot and it came off the goalkeeper and back to Bobby Williamson, who had an easy job to just roll it in."

Years Team Apps Goals
1982-1988 Aberdeen F.C. 46 7
1988-1989 Herfølge Boldklub
1989-1994 Kilmarnock F.C. 64 9
1994-1995 Elgin City
1995-1996 Arbroath F.C. 30 8
Trophies won as a player
Europe (C2) Cup Winners' Cup 1983
Europe Super Cup 1983
Scotland Scottish FA Cup 1984, 1983

Since being in Wellington Ian has enjoyed successful stints coaching at a National Level with Wellington United and Lower Hutt. Ian has also applied his trade in coaching Capital Premier level with Upper Hutt and more recently with Waterside Karori before accepting an offer to coach at KCU. Ian brings with him extensive football knowledge as well as a detailed knowledge of the Wellington football scene.

Ian has lived on the Coast now for seven years and thinks its time to for him and his family to lay down roots. Development of youth football is a passion of Ian's and he is looking forward to working with the talented footballers young and not so young we have at KCU.

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