Former Wimbledon manager
Stuart Murdoch joined Noriwch City as goalkeeping coach, replacing
James Hollman, on 14th January 2008
Murdoch had worked with Norwich manager Glenn
Roeder before, at Watford,
He came to prominence when he was golkeeping coach with Wimbledon,
before becoming manager for the club between 2002 and 2004 - a
period which saw the club go into adminstration and move to Milton
Keynes. Murdoch was sacked on 8 November 2004 with the team second
from bottom in League One. He was replaced by Danny Wilson, former
manager of Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol City.
Murdoch then took up a job as goalkeeping coach at Bournemouth
in July 2005 and eventually became caretaker manager until September
2006 following the departure of long-serving manager Sean O'Driscoll
to Doncaster Rovers. Murdoch remained as goalkeeping coach after
the appointment of Kevin Bond
Murdoch resigned as City's goalkeeping coach after four days
citing family reason.
On 29th January 2008, he joined Kenny Jackett's Millwall as Chief
Scout. I have been looking for somebody with some management
experience to come and co-ordinate all of my scouting for me,
said Jackett. I'm very pleased to add Stuart. He has
the type of quality and experience that I'm looking for. The Chief
Scout's main job is to try to improve the team.
On 1st August 2009, Southampton announced that Murdoch had been
appointed as a part-time goalkeeping coach and scout but he was
"relieved of his duties" along with Alan Pardew on 30
August 2010. He took up a similar role at Gillingham in November
2010. He left Gillingham in 2011.
He then scouted for Newcastle (in Spain) and for Bristol City (in the North of England) before joining Fleetwood as Director of Football in April 2014. His role changed to Director of Player Development in June 2017.