Former Bristol City, Yeovil Town, Doncaster Rovers and Barnsley star lands new management job

Michael McIndoe scored the goal to help Bristol City reach the Championship play-off final. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)Michael McIndoe scored the goal to help Bristol City reach the Championship play-off final. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Michael McIndoe scored the goal to help Bristol City reach the Championship play-off final. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images) | Getty Images
He's back in the football management game after a few months out to recharge the batteries and await his next venture.

Former Bristol City winger Michael McIndoe has got a new job in football management.

McIndoe, who played 97 times for the Robins, and was almost ever present in the two Championship campaigns he played in at Ashton Gate. His 13 goals and 19 assists helped City reach the play-off in 2008, and then a 10th-placed finish the season after.

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McIndoe like many players have wound down their footballing career and thought about their next steps, and for McIndoe, he’s gone into management.

The former winger was sporting director and assistant manager at phoenix club Gretna 2008, and managed them for just under a year in total.

McIndoe in April made the announcement he was leaving Gretna to manage in the higher divisions of Scottish football, and now his next opportunity has been revealed. He is taking charge of Edinburgh City, who play in the third tier of football in Scotland.

“I am excited for the challenge ahead and this opportunity,” he said to the official club website.

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“I am under no illusion of the hard work required to get the club up the table but when I was given the privilege of being asked to join the club, it was a very simple decision for me to say yes.”

At the time of his appointment, he takes over a club rooted at the bottom of the table with no league wins all season, and are eight points adrift.

His first game in charge is after the international break when Edinburgh face Hamilton Academical on Saturday, October 21.

Born in Scotland, McIndoe's 20-year playing career was mainly spent in England. He began his career at Luton Town, before moving on to Hereford United, and later Yeovil Town where he helped the Glovers win promotion to the Football League.

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He would earn a move to Doncaster Rovers, and performed well as he won the League Two title, and was named in the Team of the Year for his individual performances. He had brief spells at Derby County, Barnsley and Wolves, before reuniting with Gary John at City.

McIndoe scored a brilliant free-kick in the Championship play-off final, which helped beat Crystal Palace. He was sold to Coventry City however in August 2009, and then more or less retired in July 2022 to focus on business.

He turned out for non-league outfit London Elite, before heading back to Scotland where he signed for Clydebank and later Stirling Albion.

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