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Matt Gillies

Personal information
Full nameMatthew Muirhead Gillies
Date of birth12 August 1921
Place of birthWest Lothian, Scotland
Date of death24 December 1998(age 77)
Place of deathNottingham, England
Playing positionDefender

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Matthew "Matt" Muirhead Gillies (12 August 1921 24 December 1998) was a Scottish football player and manager who played for, captained, coached and managed Leicester City for a total of 15 years between 1952 1955 and 1956-1968. He is the club's longest serving manager, lasting a decade in the manager's seat between November 1958-November 1968. He took charge of Leicester for a club record 508 matches, as well as making 111 appearances for the club as a player.

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