Maurice Malpas

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Maurice Daniel Robert Malpas (born 3 August 1962 in Dunfermline)

Maurice Malpas is an ex-footballer and the assistant manager at Inverness Caledonian Thistle having joined the club on 27 January 2009 along with their new manager Terry Butcher. He spent his entire professional playing career with Dundee United.

He won 55 caps for Scotland and subsequently is a member of the Scotland Football Hall of Fame. A Scottish schools U-15 cap, he signed for Dundee United from Leven Royals in 1979. Despite making his first-team debut in November 1981, he did not become a full-time player until the completion of his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering two years later.

Maurice soon developed into one of the best full backs in Scotland, a fact recognised when he won the first of his caps in 1984. He went on to exceed 50, thus becoming the only United player so far to enter the SFA’s Hall of Fame.

In his fiftieth international appearance (away to Norway in June 1992) he was made captain to mark the occasion.

Consistently outstanding, his good fortune in avoiding serious injury helped him build the club’s all-time record of 617 appearances by the time he retired from playing in the year 2000. He then assumed full time coaching duties at Tannadice, having been acting as player/coach since 1991. He was part of the temporary management team following the dismissal of Alex Smith in October 2002, but left the club in January 2003.

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