List of Cardiff City F.C. managers

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær became Cardiff City manager in 2014.

Founded in 1899, Cardiff City did not appoint their first full-time manager in 1910 when Davy McDougall was appointed player-manager.[1] As of 2014, there has been a total of 28 managers and 7 caretaker managers. Kenny Hibbitt has had the most spells at the club, taking the job on three occasions. Whilst some managers (Len Ashurst, Eddie May, Cyril Spiers) have all had the job on two occasions. The longest serving manager is Fred Stewart who was in charge for 22 years, won seven cups and achieved promotion twice. In terms of winning percentage, Billy McCandless is the most successful with a win percentage of 53% whilst the least successful is Terry Yorath with 19.51%.

Managers[edit]

Information correct as of 18 September 2014. Only competitive matches are counted. Wins, losses and draws are results at the final whistle; the results of penalty shoot-outs are not counted.

No. Name Nat From To Time in charge P W D L GF GA Win% Honours Ref
1 McDougall, DavyDavy McDougall Scotland 1 August 1910 1 May 1911 0 years, 273 days [2]
2 Stewart, FredFred Stewart England 1 May 1911 1 May 1933 22 years, 0 days 605 244 136 225 40.33 1 First Division runners-up, 1 Second Division runners-up, 1 FA Cup, 1 FA Charity Shield, 5 Welsh Cup [3]
3 Wilson, BartleyBartley Wilson England 1 May 1933 1 February 1934 0 years, 276 days 28 8 4 16 28.57 [4]
4 Watts-Jones, BenBen Watts-Jones Wales 1 February 1934 1 April 1937 3 years, 59 days 141 41 29 71 29.08 [5]
5 Jennings, BillyBilly Jennings Wales 1 April 1937 1 April 1939 2 years, 0 days 92 35 23 34 38.04 [6]
6 Spiers, CyrilCyril Spiers England 1 April 1939 1 April 1946 7 years, 0 days 10 3 3 4 30 [7]
7 McCandless, BillyBilly McCandless Northern Ireland 1 June 1946 1 November 1948 2 years, 153 days 100 53 21 26 53 1 Third Division South [8]
8 Spiers, CyrilCyril Spiers England 1 April 1948 1 April 1954 6 years, 0 days 265 107 73 85 40.38 1 Second Division runners-up [7]
9 Morris, TrevorTrevor Morris Wales 1 April 1954 31 August 1958 4 years, 152 days 186 59 40 87 31.72 1 Welsh Cup [9]
10 Jones, BillBill Jones Wales 1 September 1958 30 September 1962 4 years, 29 days 190 73 49 68 38.42 1 Second Division runner-up, 1 Welsh Cup [10]
11 Swindin, GeorgeGeorge Swindin England 1 October 1962 1 May 1964 1 year, 213 days 71 25 16 30 35.21 1 Welsh Cup [11]
12 Scoular, JimmyJimmy Scoular Scotland 1 June 1964 7 November 1973 9 years, 159 days 427 143 117 167 33.49 7 Welsh Cup [12]
13 Clayton, LewLew Clayton* 7 November 1973 13 November 1973 0 years, 6 days
14 O'Farrell, FrankFrank O'Farrell Republic of Ireland 13 November 1973 30 April 1974 0 years, 168 days 27 8 10 9 29.63 1 Welsh Cup [13]
15 Andrews, JimmyJimmy Andrews Scotland 1 May 1974 6 November 1978 4 years, 189 days 190 63 51 76 33.16 1 Third Division runners-up, 2 Welsh Cup [14]
16 Morgan, RichieRichie Morgan Wales 1 November 1978 1 March 1981 2 years, 120 days 105 38 24 43 36.19 [15]
17 Williams, GrahamGraham Williams Wales November 1981 February 1982 0 years, 92 days 15 4 2 9 26.67 [16]
18 Ashurst, LenLen Ashurst England March 1982 March 1984 2 years, 0 days 92 41 17 34 44.57 1 Third Division runners-up [17]
19 Mullen, JimmyJimmy Mullen*1 England March 1984 May 1984 0 years, 61 days [18]
20 Goodfellow, JimmyJimmy Goodfellow1 England March 1984 23 September 1984 0 years, 206 days 23 6 4 13 26.09 [19]
20 Durban, AlanAlan Durban Wales 23 September 1984 21 May 1986 1 year, 240 days 87 22 17 48 25.29 [20]
21 Mullen, JimmyJimmy Mullen* England May 1986 May 1986 0 years, 10 days [18]
22 Burrows, FrankFrank Burrows Scotland May 1986 August 1989 3 years, 62 days 166 64 48 54 38.55 1 Fourth Division runners-up, 1 Welsh Cup [21]
23 Ashurst, LenLen Ashurst England August 1989 May 1991 1 year, 303 days 98 30 32 36 30.61 [17]
24 May, EddieEddie May England July 1991 November 1994 3 years, 123 days 170 66 46 58 38.82 1 Third Division, 2 Welsh Cup [22]
25 Yorath, TerryTerry Yorath Wales November 1994 March 1995 0 years, 120 days 41 8 9 24 19.51 [23]
26 May, EddieEddie May England March 1995 May 1995 0 years, 61 days 8 2 2 4 25 [22]
27 Hibbitt, KennyKenny Hibbitt England May 1995 February 1996 0 years, 276 days
28 Neal, PhilPhil Neal England February 1996 1 August 1996 0 years, 182 days
29 Hibbitt, KennyKenny Hibbitt* England 1 August 1996 11 November 1996 0 years, 102 days 19 9 4 6 47.37 [24]
30 Osman, RussellRussell Osman England 11 November 1996 23 January 1998 1 year, 73 days 67 22 21 24 32.84 [25]
31 Hibbitt, KennyKenny Hibbitt* England 23 January 1998 16 February 1998 0 years, 24 days 6 0 5 1 0 [24]
32 Burrows, FrankFrank Burrows Scotland 16 February 1998 1 February 2000 1 year, 350 days 107 36 34 37 33.64 1 FAW Invitation Cup, 1 Century Cup [21]
33 Ayre, BillyBilly Ayre England 2 February 2000 14 August 2000 0 years, 194 days 19 5 7 7 26.32 [26]
34 Gould, BobbyBobby Gould England 14 August 2000 3 July 2001 0 years, 323 days 52 24 15 13 46.15 [27]
35 Cork, AlanAlan Cork England 3 July 2001 17 February 2002 0 years, 229 days 40 17 11 12 42.5 1 Third Division runners-up [28]
36 Lawrence, LennieLennie Lawrence England 18 February 2002 25 May 2005 3 years, 96 days 174 72 50 52 260 197 41.38 1 Second Division Play-Offs [29]
37 Jones, DaveDave Jones England 25 May 2005 30 May 2011 6 years, 5 days 315 132 84 99 450 385 41.9 [30]
38 Mackay, MalkyMalky Mackay Scotland 17 June 2011 27 December 2013 2 years, 193 days 125 54 37 34 175 156 43.2 1 Championship champions [31]
39 Kerslake, DavidDavid Kerslake* England 27 December 2013 2 January 2014 0 years, 6 days 2 0 1 1 2 4 0 [32]
40 Solskjær, Ole GunnarOle Gunnar Solskjær Norway 2 January 2014 18 September 2014 0 years, 261 days 30 9 5 16 32 56 30 [33]
Key
  • * Served as caretaker manager.
  • † Served as caretaker manager before taking the position permanently.
Notes

^1 Jimmy Mullen and Jimmy Goodfellow were both appointed as joint caretaker, but Goodfellow was given the job permanently.

References[edit]

General
  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
Specific
  1. ^ "The foundation and early years". Cardiff City F.C. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  2. ^ Davy McDougall management career stats at Soccerbase
  3. ^ Fred Stewart management career stats at Soccerbase
  4. ^ Bartley Wilson management career stats at Soccerbase
  5. ^ Ben Watts-Jones management career stats at Soccerbase
  6. ^ Billy Jennings management career stats at Soccerbase
  7. ^ a b Cyril Spiers management career stats at Soccerbase
  8. ^ Billy McCandless management career stats at Soccerbase
  9. ^ Trevor Morris management career stats at Soccerbase
  10. ^ Bill Jones management career stats at Soccerbase
  11. ^ George Swindin management career stats at Soccerbase
  12. ^ Jimmy Scoular management career stats at Soccerbase
  13. ^ Frank O'Farrell management career stats at Soccerbase
  14. ^ Jimmy Andrews management career stats at Soccerbase
  15. ^ Richie Morgan management career stats at Soccerbase
  16. ^ Graham Williams management career stats at Soccerbase
  17. ^ a b Len Ashurst management career stats at Soccerbase
  18. ^ a b Jimmy Mullen management career stats at Soccerbase
  19. ^ Jimmy Goodfellow management career stats at Soccerbase
  20. ^ Alan Durba management career stats at Soccerbase
  21. ^ a b Frank Burrows management career stats at Soccerbase
  22. ^ a b Eddie May management career stats at Soccerbase
  23. ^ Terry Yorath management career stats at Soccerbase
  24. ^ a b Kenny Hibbitt management career stats at Soccerbase
  25. ^ Russell Osman management career stats at Soccerbase
  26. ^ Billy Ayre management career stats at Soccerbase
  27. ^ Bobby Gould management career stats at Soccerbase
  28. ^ Alan Cork management career stats at Soccerbase
  29. ^ Lennie Lawrence management career stats at Soccerbase
  30. ^ Dave Jones management career stats at Soccerbase
  31. ^ Malky Mackay management career stats at Soccerbase
  32. ^ "Cardiff City's David Kerslake 'in dark' over Mackay replacement". BBC Sport. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  33. ^ "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 September 2014.