Former Masters champion and winner of two ranking events.

 

D.O.B. 21 Jan 1971

 

Lives Bearsden, Glasgow

 

Turned Pro 1990

 

Ranking Tournament Victories 2 - Dubai Duty Free Classic 1994; Thailand Masters 1996

 

World Snooker Tour prize money 2011/12 + 2012/13 seasons (ranking events / PTCs only) £56,060

 

Highest Tournament Break 143 - World Championship 1994

 

McManus enjoyed a welcome resurgence during the 2012/13 season as he played his best snooker in recent years.

 

At the Welsh Open in Newport he beat the likes of Barry Hawkins and Joe Perry to reach the quarter-finals, before his run was ended by Stephen Maguire. McManus also reached the last 32 of the Haikou World Open.

 

But the highlight was to come in the World Championship as he qualified for the Crucible for the first time in seven years thanks to wins over Aditya Mehta, Nigel Bond and Tom Ford. "People might be surprised to see me and say: 'Are you still playing?' But the answer will be, 'Yeah, it's what I do'." he joked.

 

Drawn against Ding Junhui in Sheffield, McManus battled hard but lost 10-5. He still loved the Crucible experience and said:  "I have thoroughly enjoyed being here again. The arena does not change out there and that is a good thing. There is a lot of pressure out there and it is a big occasion whoever you play out there.

 

"I am looking forward to next season already. It would be nice to have a month or so off, but that is not going to happen. Instead of six or seven tournaments we now have over 20. You always seem to be active which is a good thing."

 

His last major final was at the 2002 LG Cup at the Guild Hall in Preston when he lost 9-5 to countryman Chris Small.

 

The Glaswegian's finest moment in snooker came at Wembley Conference Centre in 1994 when he beat Stephen Hendry 9-8 in a classic Masters final - the first match Hendry had ever lost in the event.

 

McManus went on to win two ranking titles, beating Peter Ebdon 9-6 in the final of the Dubai Classic and Ken Doherty 9-8 at the 1996 Thailand Open. He was also a member of the victorious Scottish team at the 1996 World Cup and 2001 Nations Cup, alongside Hendry and John Higgins.

 

Considered one of the best tactical players in the sport, McManus is nicknamed Angles because of his knowledge of the table and ability to escape from snookers.

 

McManus is an accomplished golfer, despite employing an unorthodox cross-handed grip. His favourite music includes U2 and Guns n' Roses and his brother plays guitar in a heavy metal band in Glasgow. He occasionally commentates on snooker for Eurosport.