Gerry Gow

Gerry Gow

First date in charge: 09/09/1984

Last date in charge: 10/01/1987

Number of games in charge: 124

Number of seasons in charge: 3

Gerry Gow 09/09/1984 - 10/01/1987

Played 124, Won 59, Drew 28, Lost 37, Win Rate 47.58%

Another Scot was to be the next manager of Yeovil, and would need all his skills to firstly bring some stability to the club, and then to build on the green shoots of financial recovery. Gerry Gow was close to being appointed last time, and with hindsight that is maybe who the board should have chosen.

Gerry Gow was born in Glasgow in May 1952 and made his name at Bristol City playing 375 Football League matches scoring 48 goals in an eleven year stay, which included a spell in the top flight. He also played for Manchester City, appearing in the 1981 FA Cup Final, Rotherham United and Burnley. Gow arrived in Yeovil in September 1984 and signed Ian Botham among others in an attempt to improve attendances and stave off relegation. A frustrating season saw 40 players used in first team matches and relegation duly followed, but Gow vowed to get them back up.

The following season his signings included Kevin Reeves on loan from Manchester City, Alan Pardew from Dulwich Hamlet and Paul Randall from Bristol Rovers. Despite Yeovil being on course for a promotion fight in 1986/87 season, Gow resigned for personal reasons on 10th January 1987.

After leaving Yeovil he had a short spell as manager of Weymouth. He died from cancer in October 2016 aged 64.