James Fowler (footballer)
|Date of birth||26 October 1980|
|Place of birth||Stirling, Scotland|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder / Full Back|
|Sunderland (assistant manager)|
|2014||→ Cowdenbeath (loan)||10||(0)|
|2014–2015||Queen of the South||8||(1)|
|2014–2016||Queen of the South|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Towards the end of his playing career, Fowler signed with Queen of the South as a player/coach. He was soon afterwards appointed team manager, and held this position until April 2016. He has since worked as an assistant coach, working with Jack Ross at St Mirren and Sunderland.
Fowler graduated from the Kilmarnock youth setup. He played in a variety of different positions for Kilmarnock, with the longest continual spell being spent at right back. On 18 March 2012, he played in the 2012 Scottish League Cup Final, which Kilmarnock won 1–0 against Celtic. Fowler was granted a testimonial by Kilmarnock, which was played against Sheffield Wednesday on 8 August 2012. Fowler holds the record for the most games played in now disbanded Scottish Premier League with 401 appearances.
Fowler was capped twice in 2000 by the Scotland under-21 team. In February 2007, Fowler was rewarded for his development with a late call up to the Scotland B squad against Finland. He played the last 25 minutes in a 2–2 draw at Rugby Park, his club's home ground.
Fowler signed for Queen of the South as first team player-coach on 27 June 2014. He was appointed caretaker manager of the club in September 2014 after Jim McIntyre moved to Ross County and later that month was appointed manager on a permanent basis. On 30 March 2015 he agreed a contract extension until 30 May 2016. Fowler departed Queens on 18 April 2016, two days after a 2-2 draw away to Alloa Athletic and with only two league matches of the 2015-16 season remaining.
On 14 July 2016 Fowler joined Scottish League Two side Stirling Albion as a player-coach, having previously been on trial. He moved to St Mirren in October 2016, becoming assistant manager to Jack Ross. Fowler held this position until May 2018, when he and Ross both moved to Sunderland.
Honours and AchievementsEdit
- As of 16 April 2016[update]
|Queen of the South||September 2014||April 2016||76||30||14||32||39.47|
- includes games as a caretaker before permanent appointment.
- James Fowler at Soccerbase
- "Celtic 0-1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. BBC. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
- "Killie announce Fowler testimonial". The Scotsman. Johnston Press. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- "New Faces". Cowdenbeath FC. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- "QosFC: James Fowler". www.qosfc.com.
- "Queen of the South set to name new manager within a week". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
- Queen of the South appoint Fowler as new manager, BBC Sport
- "QosFC: Manager Agrees Contract Extension". www.qosfc.com.
- "Manager Departs". Queen of the South FC. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- "Fowler appointed St Mirren assistant". spfl.co.uk. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
- "Jack Ross: Sunderland name St Mirren boss as new manager". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
- "Hall Of Fame 2 Dinner". Kilmarnock FC website. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.