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Ian Murray

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Norwich Career: 2007-08 (9 appearances)
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Date of Birth: 20/03/1981 (Edinburgh) 
Nationality: Scottish

Biography

Scottish midfielder / defender Ian Murray joined Norwich on a free transfer from Rangers on 24th August 2007, making his debut the day afterwards in a 2-1 defeat at Hull. He can play centre back, left back, right back, defensive midfielder and even as a striker, but prefers centre-back or central midfield.

He began his career with Hibs making 166 appearances scoring seventeen goals. He was the Hibs' captain before he joined Rangers on a free transfer in the summer of 2005.

Whilst at Hibs, he captained the Scotland Under-21 side and won his first international cap coming on as a substitute against Canada in October 2002.

The Light Blues had initially looked for a transfer fee for Murray, who joined Rangers from Hibs, where he was captain, in the summer of 2005, but have let him move for free as he was on he fringes of the Rangers squad.

Out of favour under new Norwich manager Glenn Roeder, Murray was linked with a move to Falkirk by the News of the World on 16th December 2007. He has also been linked with moves to Brighton and to former club Hibs.

On 18 January 2008 Murray completed a move back to his first club Hibernian on a contract until the end of the 2007-08 season

After an injury plagued 2011/12 season, Ian's contract with Hibs was not renewed and their captain was free to leave the club. he had made 295 appearances in his two spells with Hibs. "I want to thank everyone for their support, especially this season with my testimonial," the utility player told Hibs' website. "I've loved my time at Hibernian. To be fair to the gaffer, things have moved on and changed since he's come in, so there's no real surprise for me."

Murray then trialled with Brechin playing in a Scottish Second Division match on 1st September 2012.

On 22nd November 2012, Murray was appointed as player-manager of Scottish First Division side Dumbarton. "We put all the candidates through a very exacting interview process," said chief executive Gilbert Lawrie in a statement on the club's website."It was a tough choice, but Ian fits the profile we had when we started the process.Ian's playing background, together with his burning desire to succeed as a manager, fits perfectly with our own views, especially with respect to youth development. "

In June 2014, Murray was linked with the vacant Hibs position but it was eventually given to former Everton defender Alan Stubbs.

After two and a half years at Dumbarton, Murray was appointed manager of St Mirren on 22nd May 2015. He had a 37.96% win ratio in the 108 games in charge at Dumbarton. He signed a two year deal with St Mirren. He was sacked after 21 games.


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