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GMB Managers & Coaches Scotland

GMB Managers & Coaches Scotland

Formed in 1978, with a group that included Sir Alex Ferguson, Billy McNeill and Jim McLean, The Managers & Coaches Scotland (MaCS) formally joined with GMB in 1989.

Over the years it has represented managers and coaches who have worked at all levels of football in and beyond Scotland. Despite the mobile nature of their work, it has continued to both support managers and coaches in their employment and to act as a forum to make their voice heard within the governing bodies of football and beyond.

Members have gone on to play an influential role in the game through a range of representative activities including the SFA, SPL and SFL and the League Managers Association in England.

Given our role in sport, it is important that our collective views continue to be heard wherever policy is made. Of course, a number of personal benefits come from membership of the association and these are detailed below.

Most of us have at some time in our career been in a position to benefit from a range of experts with experience of the football business.

I hope that you will support MaCS and be part of its development.

Contract matters

Help with issues arising from contract negotiations and disputes.

Dismissal protection

You have the legal right not to be dismissed except for a “fair” reason once you have worked for your employer for at least one year.

Expert advice

Membership entitles you to expert advice and assistance with legal, family law, and pension issues.

A decent pension

We have experts offering independent advice.


Training can be offered to help members cope with demands placed upon them by broadcast, social and print media. Other learning opportunities can be made available to members to help them with their careers.

Low membership fees

Membership costs just £14.57 per month full-time and £8.40 per month part-time

Individual representation

You have the right to be accompanied by a representative in any disciplinary or grievance meeting.

Other benefits

Access to a range of professional legal, educational and training services from dedicated staff.


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