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Frankie McAvoy (born 9 July 1967) is a Scottish football coach, currently working as an assistant manager at Preston North End.

Frankie McAvoy
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-07-09) 9 July 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Club information
Current team
Preston North End (Assistant Manager)
Teams managed
Years Team
2003–2005 Dunfermline Athletic (Academy Coach)
2005–2008 Hamilton Academical (Academy coach)[1]
2008–2013 Hamilton Academical (Academy Director)
2013–2015 Hamilton Academical (1st Team Coach)
2015–2017 Norwich City (1st Team Coach)
2017– Preston North End (assistant)

He was Alex Neil's first team coach at Hamilton Academical when they won promotion to the Scottish Premiership after defeating Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership Play Off Final at Easter Road on 25 May 2014. He was also one of the two first team coaches at Norwich City when they won promotion to the English Premier League after defeating Middlesbrough 2-0 at Wembley in the Championship Play Off Final on 25 May 2015.

Frankie is also the Father of former Hamilton Academical player Declan McAvoy.


  1. ^ "Hamilton Academical: The future of Scottish football is here". In Bed With Maradona. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2018.