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Billy Reid

Assistant Head Coach

Coaching Staff



Date of birth





A look at the Albion assistant head coach's career.

Billy Reid was appointed assistant head coach on 20th May 2019, joining the Seagulls after one season at Swansea City in the Sky Bet Championship alongside Graham Potter.

Born in Glasgow, the Scotsman enjoyed an 11-year playing career that included spells at Queen of the South, Clyde, Hamilton Academical and Stirling Albion — playing more than 300 matches.

Reid was given his first managerial opportunity in 2002 at former club Clyde, before taking over permanently for the 2004/05 campaign, guiding the club to a third-placed finish in the Scottish First Division.

Next was a move to Hamilton Academical, where he spent more than seven years and guided the club to the Scottish Premier League in 2008, while also winning the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year award.

Despite being linked with managerial jobs elsewhere, Reid linked up with Potter at Ostersund in November 2013 and helped the club reach the top flight of Swedish football and qualify for the Europa League.

Reid followed Potter to Swansea City in June 2011 and was part of the coaching staff that guided the Welsh club to a tenth-placed finish in the Sky Bet Championship and the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup.