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

 

Money list earnings 2012/13 + 2013/14:  £112,988

 

Highest Tournament Break 143 - World Championship 1994

 

Resurgent McManus enjoyed his best season in recent years in 2013/14 and jumped back into the world's top 32, finishing the campaign at number 29.

 

He reached the quarter-finals of the Haikou World Open, and went on to reach the last eight again at the World Championship.

 

MvManus won three matches to qualify for the Crucible, including a 10-8 defeat of Mark Williams. Then, sporting a fetching pair of tartan trousers, he beat practice partner John Higgins 10-7 in the first round proper. And McManus went on to beat a third former World Champion, seeing off Ken Doherty 13-8.

 

The Scot's run was finally ended by Mark Selby by a 13-5 scoreline. After the match, McManus said: "I've won a few matches this season which has pushed me up the rankings a little bit. That will give me the chance to maybe play for a couple more years. When you lose here you're absolutely gutted. Results-wise it doesn't mean that much to me but I want to perform out there and I'm disappointed not to when I had plenty of chances."

 

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 and ITV.