Inducted in 2018
Archie’s playing career took him to a number of clubs within the Scottish game with the highlight being a Scottish Cup Final appearance for Dundee United against Celtic in 1974. He would also enjoy an immensely rewarding career as both a manager and assistant at his old club Forfar Athletic in 1976. A trophy laden spell at Aberdeen as assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson was followed by a successful spell as manager of Dundee FC. Knox returned to Aberdeen alongside Ferguson in 1986 and both would move to Manchester United soon after.
Archie helped Fergie to turn around the fortunes of the Old Trafford club which had long been struggling to live up to past glories. In 1991 he moved back to Scotland to team up with Walter Smith and was part of the management team which helped the Ibrox side achieve nine titles in succession. Knox would go on to coach at a range of clubs north and south of the border and can reflect on a coaching career which includes winning the European Cup Winners Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, five Scottish Cups, three Scottish League Cups, six Scottish Premier Division titles as well as the FA Cup. At national level, he was assistant , to Craig Brown, for three years as well as being a coach to the national team, and also manager of the under 21 side.