McAllister, Jamie

Birth Date

26th April 1978





Biographical Text

Jamie McAllister, a former Scottish international, finished his playing career with a season-and-a-half at Exeter City having signed in 2015. He later went into coaching and management roles with Bristol City, Sunderland and Hibernian.

After playing boys’ club football in the West of Scotland, Jamie began his senior career in 1996 at Queen of the South before leaving for Aberdeen in 1999. After over 140 league and cup games for the Dons Jamie joined Livingston in 2003 before moving on to Hearts in 2004. Following two seasons at Tynecastle, during which time he played for Scotland, Jamie agreed a two-year contract with Bristol City in August 2006. Playing 210 times in all competitions Jamie enjoyed six good years for the Ashton Gate club and eventually left, after a short loan at Preston, for the then-rising Yeovil Town in 2012. At Huish Park Jamie helped the Glovers win promotion in 2013 and made thirty-eight league appearances in the Somerset club’s solitary Championship season. 

After departing Yeovil in May 2014 Jamie had a spell with Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters as a player/coach before returning to the West Country to sign for Exeter City on 16 January 2015. By this time Jamie was nearly thirty-seven with more than 580 professional games under his belt. He was to make his Exeter debut against Bury on 7 February 2015 and play in fourteen games in his first half-season with the club. Jamie was to supplement this with thirty-one appearances in all competitions in 2015/16 making what was to be his final professional appearance against Luton on 7 May 2016.  

Jamie then became under-21 manager at Bristol City and later assistant first-team manager working alongside former team-mate Lee Johnson. When Johnson was dismissed, and later appointed as Sunderland manager, Jamie took up the assistant’s role at the Stadium of Light. After the pair departed Wearside in January 2022 they were to assume similar positions at Hibernian in time for the 2022/23 season.

Jamie subsequently left Easter Road following Johnson's dismissal in August 2023 and, after joining former Grecians' manager Matt Taylor at Bristol Rovers, became the club's assistant manager in February 2024.   


Exeter City

League 42; Cups 3 (45)



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