Next Match:

Ticket Info

v Wolfsburg

Thursday 18 September K.O. 20:05

Ian Buchan

Ian Buchan

Manager: 1956-1958
Ian Buchan's 1956 appointment as team coach seemed an odd move by the Everton board. Never afforded the title of manager, Buchan's position seemed tenuous from the start.

A polite, dedicated man, Buchan's background as a Scottish Amateur International gave him an instant rapport with the players. A commitment to improving team fitness saw Everton acquiring an enviable reputation as the fittest team in the First Division, but with Buchan's players lacking the skill to put their physical condition to good use, success remained elusive.

An intense man with a deep sense of loyalty, Buchan never really gained the confidence of the board, and while his style of fast, first-time play worked well for his team early on in a season, it proved difficult to maintain once the the conditions of an English winter kicked in.

Struggling against a general perception of himself as merely a caretaker, Buchan eventually stepped down in 1958, leaving a team well on the way to recovering their pre-eminent First Division position, but without the necessary drive to do so.

Following his spell at Everton, Buchan returned to Scotland before he passed away in a motor accident in Glasgow in 1965 aged 45.

StubHub

StubHub

Everton Season Ticket holders can list their seat for any Barclays Premier League game that they can’t attend on StubHub, the Official Ticket Marketplace

Find out more
Match Highlights Archive

Match Highlights Archive

Watch highlights from classic and recent Everton games on evertontv.

Find out more
2014/15 Season Tickets

2014/15 Season Tickets

All the information you could need about securing your seat at Goodison.

Find out more
Shop Online

Shop Online

Buy Everton merchandise on our online store.

Find out more
History Timeline

History Timeline

A quick visual walk through Everton's rich and fascinating history.

Find out more

This site uses cookies. Click here to learn more.