List of Crystal Palace F.C. managers

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Crystal Palace's most successful manager Steve Coppell

The following is a list of managers of Crystal Palace Football Club from the beginning of the club's official managerial records in 1905 to the present day. Each manager's entry includes the dates of his tenure and the club's overall competitive record (in terms of matches won, drawn and lost).

The most successful person to manage Crystal Palace is Steve Coppell, who won the Full Members Cup, runner-up in the FA Cup, two time Old Division Two / Division One (now The Championship) play-off winner and 3rd place in Old First Division (now Premier League) in his 13-year reign as manager. He is also the club's second longest-serving manager, presiding over a total of 565 games from 1984 to 2000 (over four spells). In 2005 he was voted as the manager for Palace's Centenary XI.

Statistics[edit]

Peter Taylor, managed Palace between 2006-2007 who was also a former Crystal Palace player (1973–1976).
Neil Warnock, high profile and outspoken manager, who was in charge between 2007-2010
Tom Bromilow, Crystal Palace's sixth manager, who was in charge between 1935-1936, and 1937-1939.
  • Figures correct as of 14/12/2013. Includes all competitive matches

* Player-manager
+ Caretaker manager

Name Nationality From To Matches Won Drawn Lost Win
(01) John 'Jack' Robson  England 1905 1907 77 35 18 24 45.45
(02) Edmund Goodman  England 1907 1925 613 242 166 205 39.48
(03) Alex Maley  Scotland 1925 1927 83 36 16 31 43.37
(04) Fred Mavin  England 1927 1930 132 63 33 36 47.73
(05) Jack Tresadern  England 1930 1935 213 98 44 71 46.01
(06) Tom Bromilow  England 1935 1936 44 23 5 16 52.27
(07) R.S Moyes  England 1936 1936 23 6 6 11 26.09
(08) Tom Bromilow  England 1937 1939 118 48 35 35 40.68
(09) George Irwin  England 1939 1947 45 15 11 19 33.33
(10) Jack Butler  England 1947 1949 88 23 24 41 26.14
(11) Ronnie Rooke  England 1949 1950 62 19 15 28 30.65
(12) Fred Dawes/Charlie Slade  England 1950 1951 40 8 10 22 20.00
(13) Laurie Scott  England 1951 1954 145 43 41 61 29.66
(14) Cyril Spiers  England 1954 1958 181 52 53 76 28.73
(15) George Smith  England 1958 1960 100 42 27 31 42.00
(16) Arthur Rowe  England 1960 1962 132 52 32 48 39.39
(17) Dick Graham  England 1962 1966 150 68 41 41 45.33
(18) Arthur Rowe+  England 1966 1966 7 2 2 3 28.57
(19) Bert Head  England 1966 1973 328 101 96 131 30.79
(20) Malcolm Allison  England 1973 1976 146 52 45 49 35.62
(21) Terry Venables  England 1976 1980 189 69 68 52 36.51
(22) Ernie Walley+  England 1980 1980 6 1 1 4 16.67
(23) Malcolm Allison  England 1980 1981 9 1 3 5 11.11
(24) Dario Gradi  England 1981 1981 30 7 3 20 23.33
(25) Steve Kember  England 1981 1982 30 8 8 14 26.67
(26) Alan Mullery  England 1982 1984 98 31 27 40 31.63
(27) Steve Coppell  England 1984 1993 442 179 113 150 40.50
(28) Alan Smith  England 1993 1995 108 48 25 35 44.44
(29) Steve Coppell  England 1995 1996 32 9 14 9 28.13
(30) Dave Bassett  England 1996 1997 60 29 15 16 48.33
(31) Steve Coppell  England 1997 1998 51 16 13 22 31.37
(32) Attilio Lombardo*  Italy 1998 1998 7 2 0 5 28.57
(33) Ron Noades/Ray Lewington+  England 1998 1998 2 0 1 1 00.00
(34) Terry Venables  England 1998 1999 31 11 8 12 35.48
(35) Steve Coppell  England 1999 2000 40 17 6 17 42.50
(36) Alan Smith  England 2000 2001 55 14 18 23 25.45
(37) Steve Kember+  England 2001 2001 2 2 0 0 100.000
(38) Steve Bruce  England 2001 2001 18 11 2 5 61.11
(39) Steve Kember/Terry Bullivant+  England 2001 2001 4 1 0 3 25.00
(40) Trevor Francis  England 2001 2003 78 28 22 28 35.90
(41) Steve Kember  England 2003 2003 23 7 6 10 30.43
(42) Kit Symons+  Wales 2003 2003 9 3 3 3 33.33
(43) Iain Dowie  Northern Ireland 2003 2006 123 50 29 44 40.65
(44) Peter Taylor  England 2006 2007 60 21 16 23 35.00
(45) Neil Warnock  England 2007 2010 129 47 39 43 36.43
(46) Paul Hart  England 2010 2010 14 3 6 5 21.43
(47) George Burley  Scotland 2010 2011 25 7 5 13 28.00
(48) Dougie Freedman  Scotland 2011 2012 90 32 27 31 35.56
(49) Lennie Lawrence/Curtis Fleming+  England/ Ireland 2012 2012 2 1 1 0 50.00
(50) Curtis Fleming+  Ireland 2012 2012 1 1 0 0 100.000
(51) Ian Holloway  England 2012 2013 46 14 14 18 30.43
(52) Keith Millen+  England 2013 2013 4 1 1 2 25.00
Tony Pulis  Wales 2013 4 2 0 2 50.00

Bold Indicates the person has managed the team more than once. Below is a table displaying their managerial statistics over their reign as Crystal Palace F.C. manager.

Name Nationality From To Matches Won Drawn Lost Win
Tom Bromilow  England 1935 1939 162 71 40 51 43.83%
Arthur Rowe  England 1960 1966 139 54 34 51 38.85%
Malcolm Allison  England 1973 1981 155 53 48 54 34.19%
Terry Venables  England 1976 1999 220 80 76 64 36.36%
Steve Kember  England 1981 2003 59 18 14 27 30.51%
Steve Coppell  England 1984 2000 596 223 166 207 37.42%
Alan Smith  England 1993 2001 163 62 43 58 38.04%

List of Managers with honours[edit]

The following managers have all at least one honour when in charge of Crystal Palace:

Name Nationality Period Played Win Draw Lose Win ratio Honours
From To
Edmund Goodman  England 1907 1925 613 242 166 205 39.48 Football League Third Division South champions
Fred Mavin  England 1927 1930 132 63 33 36 47.73 Football League Third Division South runners-up
Jack Tresadern  England 1930 1935 213 98 44 71 46.01 Football League Third Division South runners-up
Tom Bromilow  England 1935 1938 162 71 40 51 43.83 Football League Third Division South runners-up
Arthur Rowe  England 1960 1962 132 52 32 48 39.39 Football League Fourth Division runners-up
1966 1966 7 2 2 3 28.57
Dick Graham  England 1963 1964 150 68 41 41 45.33 Football League Third Division runners-up
Bert Head  England 1966 1973 328 101 96 131 30.79 Football League Second Division runners-up
Terry Venables  England 1976 1980 189 69 68 52 36.51 Football League Second Division champions,
Football League Third Division third place promotion
1998 1999 31 11 8 12 35.48
Steve Coppell  England 1984 1993 442 179 113 150 40.50 Football League First Division play-off winners,
Football League Second Division play-off winners,
FA Cup runners-up,
Full Members Cup winners
1995 1996 32 9 14 9 28.13
1997 1998 51 16 13 22 31.37
1999 2000 40 17 6 17 42.50
Alan Smith  England 1993 1995 108 48 25 35 44.44 Football League First Division champions
2000 2001 55 14 18 23 25.45
Iain Dowie Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 2003 2006 123 50 29 44 40.65 Football League First Division play-off winners
Ian Holloway England England 2012 2013 46 14 14 18 30.43 Football League Championship play-off winners

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