Peter Houston

Peter Houston

Football player infobox| playername= Peter Houston
fullname = Peter Houston
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1958|7|19
cityofbirth = Baillieston
countryofbirth = Scotland
height =
currentclub = Dundee United (Assistant manager)
clubnumber =
position = Full-back (Retired)
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1977–1978
clubs = Airdrieonians
Livingston United
Albion Rovers
East Stirling
caps(goals) = 001 0(0)

123 (33)
135 (33)
080 0(8)
077 0(5)
047 0(3)
463 (82)
nationalyears =
nationalteam =
nationalcaps(goals) =
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Peter Houston (born 19 July, 1958 in Baillieston) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a full-back. He is currently assistant manager at Dundee United, where he has assisted Craig Levein since October 2006.cite news|url=|title=Dundee Utd unveil Levein as boss|publisher=BBC Sport website|date=2006-10-30] This is Houston's third spell working with Levein, after previous spells at Hearts and Leicester City.



Houston began his career in 1977 with Airdrieonians but made just one senior league appearance and dropped into junior football with Livingston United. In 1979, Houston moved back into the senior game with Albion Rovers and played over 100 league matches over four years, scoring 33 times. Curiously, a similar length of spell at Falkirk yielded another 33 goals and upon leaving in 1986 to join Dumbarton, Houston had made over 250 senior league appearances. After two years with "The Sons", Houston returned to Falkirk for three years before a final playing spell with East Stirling. Houston was worshipped by the Falkirk supporters and even had his own supporters club called The Houstie Hardcore.


Upon retiring in 1993, Houston returned to Falkirk for his third spell with the club, although this time in a coaching capacity. Houston was invovled in setting up Falkirk's youth academy and went on to work as an SFA Development Officer at Brockville. When manager Jim Jefferies moved to Hearts in 1995, Houston joined him as reserve and youth team manager, becoming caretaker manager when Jefferies left for Bradford City in 2000.cite news|url=|title=No jeers from Jefferies|publisher=BBC Sport website|date=2000-11-09] Despite being backed by the players for the manager role,cite news|url=|title=Pressley backs Houston for post|publisher=BBC Sport website|date=2000-11-26] Houston had to settle for an assistant manager role when Craig Levein was appointed instead.cite news|url=|title=Houston interviewed by Hearts|publisher=BBC Sport website|date=2000-11-30] . Houston followed Levein to Leicester City in 2004, where he stayed until Levein and his backroom staff were sacked in January 2006.cite news|url=|title=Levein and Leicester part company|publisher=BBC Sport website|date=2006-01-25] Houston was out of football until his appointment with United in October 2006.


External links

* [ Official website profile]
* [ Independent profile]

NAME=Houston, Peter
DATE OF BIRTH=19 July, 1958
PLACE OF BIRTH=Baillieston, Scotland

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