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Ian Porterfield

Ian Porterfield
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Full nameJohn Porterfield
Playing positionMidfielder

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John "Ian" Porterfield (11 February 1946 11 September 2007) was a professional footballer, and an experienced football coach who worked at both club and international level for almost 30 years. Up until his death, he was the coach of the Armenian national team. He has the distinction of being the very first manager to be sacked in the FA Premier League, when he was fired by Chelsea. He replaced Alex Ferguson as manager of Aberdeen in 1986.

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