Eric Black
SCO Scotland
Personal Details Last updated 17 Jul 2017
Senior First Team Coach
Joined Saints
June 2016
Eric Black

Eric Black Biography

Last updated 17 Jul 2017

A former Scotland international whose playing career took him from Aberdeen to Metz in France during the 1980s, Eric Black joined Southampton alongside Claude Puel and remained on the staff under Mauricio Pellegrino.

He’s managed teams in both England and Scotland, starting out at Motherwell in 2001 after having been assistant to John Barnes at Glasgow Celtic.

Black moved on to Coventry City in 2004 following the resignation of Gary McAllister but despite earning praise for instilling an effective playing style on the team, he left to assist Steve Bruce at Birmingham City whom he later followed to Sunderland.

Black later took charge of both clubs on a caretaker basis, and would go on to do the same at Blackburn Rovers, Rotherham United and then Aston Villa where he had been first team coach.