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|Full name||James Russell Allan|
|Date of birth||29 June 1896|
|Place of birth||Cowdenbeath, Scotland|
|Date of death||19 May 1982(aged 85)|
|Place of death||Dundee, Scotland|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Allan played junior football for Glencraig Celtic before going on to a brief playing career with East Fife, Cowdenbeath and Falkirk. He also played for Dundee's reserve team as a trialist. A part-time footballer, Allan was also a professional sprinter.
He became Dundee United manager in 1939. In his nine months with the club, he led them to their first national final, reaching the Scottish War Emergency Cup final only to lose to Rangers. Allan resigned in July 1940 after the club closed for the 1940-41 season.
- Emergency War Cup Runner-up: 1
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