Jim Goodwin
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: James Michael Goodwin
  • Born: November 20th, 1981 (Waterford, Ireland)
  • First Appointed: March 1st, 2023


Managerial History


Mar 1st, 2023 to Present

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Scott McMann - 51
2. Craig Sibbald - 48
3. Kai Fotheringham - 46
4. Glenn Middleton - 45
5. Jack Walton - 41
6. Tony Watt - 40
7. Kevin Holt - 37
8. Liam Grimshaw - 36
9. Louis Moult - 35
10. Mathew Cudjoe-Anim - 33
1. Louis Moult - 19
2. Kai Fotheringham - 14
3. Tony Watt - 14
4. Kevin Holt - 8
5. Jamie McGrath - 6
6. Mathew Cudjoe-Anim - 5
7. Glenn Middleton - 5
8. Steven Fletcher - 4
9. Craig Sibbald - 4
10. Ross Docherty - 3

First Match In Charge
Mar 4th, 2023 1 - 3 vs. Aberdeen, League (Premiership)

Last Match In Charge
Apr 12th, 2024 4 - 1 vs. Greenock Morton, League

Total Players Used:
44 (52 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Oct 27th, 2023 6 - 0 vs. Arbroath, League (Championship)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
May 24th, 2023 0 - 3 vs. Kilmarnock, League (Premiership)


Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
53 27 11 15 95 52
(50.9%) (20.8%) (28.3%)


Overall League Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
45 23 10 12 81 43
(51.1%) (22.2%) (26.7%)


At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
25 12 6 7 45 25
(48.0%) (24.0%) (28.0%)

Biography

A former Celtic youth, Jim had his first real foray into professional football with Stockport County, where he played over 100 games. He spent the next five seasons with Scunthorpe and then Huddersfield, as well as an Oldham Athletic loan spell. In 2010, he moved to Scotland to join Hamilton Academical briefly, before signing for St Mirren where he established himself as a favourite with the Buddies over five years. In 2016, he left to join Alloa Athletic as player/manager, eventually retiring in 2019 due to injury.

Jim guided the Wasps from League One to the Championship and consolidated their position there before returning to St Mirren, this time as manager. At the Paisley club, he held a Premiership place while also pushing the club forward in the cups. In his third season he accepted the job as manager at Aberdeen.

His tenure at Pittodrie was short, winning 13 of 21 games in charge during the first half of the 2022-23 season, and he was sacked at the end of January. Just over a month later, he was appointed as the new manager at United on a deal until the end of the season.

Despite a promising start, United's post-split form ultimately saw the side relegated, but despite their misfortune, the United board retained their faith in Jim and offered him an extension until the summer of 2025.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Ross Docherty Jun 19th, 2023
2. Liam Grimshaw Jun 27th, 2023
3. Kevin Holt Jun 30th, 2023
4. Jack Walton Jul 10th, 2023
5. Ollie Denham Jul 10th, 2023
6. Louis Moult Jul 18th, 2023
7. Declan Gallagher Jul 26th, 2023
8. Jordan Tillson Sep 7th, 2023
9. Alex Greive Jan 9th, 2024
10. David Wotherspoon Jan 15th, 2024
11. Sam McClelland Feb 5th, 2024

Youth Players Signed On Pro Terms
Player Date Signed
1. Adam Carnwath Aug 3rd, 2023
2. Owen Stirton Aug 3rd, 2023
3. Scott Constable Aug 3rd, 2023