James Alan Irvine (born 12 July 1958) is a Scottish former professional footballer and coach who is a first team coach and recently caretaker manager of Championship club Norwich City.
Irvine played as a winger for Queen's Park, Everton, Crystal Palace, Dundee United and Blackburn Rovers.
As a coach, Irvine worked in various roles at Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Newcastle United and Everton before becoming a manager, firstly with Preston and then Sheffield Wednesday. After three years in charge of the Everton Academy, he became head coach of West Bromwich Albion. He rejoined Blackburn as assistant manager in November 2015. In March 2017, he became caretaker manager of Norwich City.Close