List of Derby County F.C. managers

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Derby County is an English association football club based in Derby, Derbyshire. The club was formed in 1884 but didn't appoint a full-time manager until 1896; prior to this the team for each match was selected by committee, a common practice in the early days of professional football. This chronological list comprises all those who have held the position of manager of the first team since 1896. Each manager's entry includes his dates of tenure and the club's overall competitive record (in terms of matches won, drawn and lost), honours won and significant achievements while under his care. Caretaker managers are included, where known, as well as those who have been in permanent charge. Derby have had 26 full-time managers. The most successful of these is Brian Clough, who won the club's first ever Football League title and reached the semi-final of the European Cup. The club's longest-serving managers were Jimmy Methven and George Jobey, who managed the club for 16 years, with Jobey being in charge for a club-record 629 games.

Managers[edit]

Name Nationality From To Record Notes
P W D L Win % Loss %
Harry Newbould  England 1 August 1896 31 July 1906 376 151 81 144 40.16 38.3 FA Cup Finalists, 1897/98, 1898/99, 1902/03
United Counties League – Division Two Champions 1893/94
Jimmy Methven  Scotland 1 August 1906 30 June 1922 498 202 117 179 40.56 35.94 Division Two Champions, 1911–12, 1914–15
Cecil Potter  England 1 July 1922 31 July 1925 137 62 34 41 45.26 29.93
George Jobey  England 1 August 1925 1 May 1941 629 273 140 216 43.4 34.34 Division One Runners Up, 1929–30, 1935–36
Division Two Promotion, 1925/26
Central League Champions, 1935/36
Ted Magner  England 1 August 1944 31 May 1946 11 9 2 0 81.82 0 Football League North Champions, 1945/46
Midlands Cup Winners, 1945/46
Stuart McMillan  England 1 January 1946 1 November 1953 346 146 73 127 42.2 36.71 FA Cup, Winners 1945/46
Jack Barker  England 1 November 1953 1 April 1955 64 12 16 36 18.75 56.25
Harry Storer, Jr.  England 1 June 1955 31 May 1962 332 137 67 118 41.27 35.54 Football League Division Three North, Champions 1956–57, Runners-Up 1955–56
Tim Ward  England 1 June 1962 31 May 1967 219 72 59 88 32.88 40.18
Brian Clough  England 1 June 1967 15 October 1973 289 135 70 84 46.71 29.07 Division One Champions, 1971–72
Division Two Champions, 1968–69
League Cup Semi Finalists, 1968–69
European Champion Clubs' Cup, Semi-Finalists 1973
Texaco Cup, Winners 1971–72
Watney Cup, Winners, 1970–71
Central League Champions, 1971–72
Jimmy Gordon  Scotland 15 October 1973 23 October 1973 2 1 1 0 50 0 Caretaker Manager
Dave Mackay  Scotland 23 October 1973 25 November 1976 158 70 44 44 44.3 27.85 Division One Champions, 1974–75
Charity Shield 1975
Colin Murphy  England 25 November 1976 17 September 1977 35 7 15 13 20 37.14
Tommy Docherty  Scotland 17 September 1977 10 May 1979 78 24 21 33 30.77 42.31
Colin Addison  England 6 July 1979 25 January 1982 105 33 28 44 31.43 41.9
John Newman  England 25 January 1982 11 August 1982 35 6 13 16 17.14 45.71
Peter Taylor  England 11 August 1982 4 April 1984 66 19 22 25 28.79 37.88
Roy McFarland  England 4 April 1984 28 May 1984 9 4 1 4 44.44 44.44 Caretaker Manager
Arthur Cox  England 28 May 1984 2 October 1993 453 184 108 161 40.62 35.54 Division Two Champions, 1986–87
Division Two Playoffs Semi-Finalists, 1991/92
Central League Champions 1985/86
Roy McFarland  England 2 October 1993 29 April 1995 93 40 21 31 43.01 33.33 Division One (New) Playoffs Runners Up, 1993/94
Billy McEwan  Scotland 29 April 1995 15 June 1995 1 0 0 1 0 100 Caretaker Manager
Jim Smith  England 15 June 1995 7 October 2001 281 99 81 101 35.23 35.94 Division One (New) Runners-Up 1995–96
Premier Reserve League Champions, 1999/2000, 2000/01
Colin Todd  England 8 October 2001 14 January 2002 17 4 2 11 23.53 64.71
Billy McEwan  Scotland 14 January 2002 30 January 2002 2 0 0 2 0 100 Caretaker Manager
John Gregory  England 30 January 2002 21 March 2003 55 16 9 30 29.09 54.55
Mark Lillis  England 21 March 2003 31 March 2003 1 0 0 1 0 100 Caretaker Manager
George Burley  Scotland 31 March 2003 7 June 2005 107 39 25 43 36.45 40.19 Championship Playoffs Semi-Finalists, 2004–05
Phil Brown  England 24 June 2005 30 January 2006 33 7 14 12 21.21 36.36
Terry Westley  England 30 January 2006 2 June 2006 16 4 6 6 25 37.5 Caretaker Manager
Billy Davies  Scotland 2 June 2006 26 November 2007 69 31 14 24 44.93 34.78 Championship Playoffs Winner, 2006–07
Paul Jewell  England 28 November 2007 29 December 2008 58 13 15 30 22.41 51.72 League Cup Semi Finalists, 2008–09
Chris Hutchings  England 29 December 2008 6 January 2009 1 1 0 0 100 0 Caretaker Manager
David Lowe  England 6 January 2009 8 January 2009 1 1 0 0 100 0 Caretaker Manager
Nigel Clough  England 8 January 2009 28 September 2013 231 76 54 101 32.9 43.72 Central League Champions 2009/10, 2010/11
Derbyshire Senior Cup 2010/11
Darren Wassall  England 29 September 2013 1 October 2013 1 0 1 0 0 0 Caretaker Manager
Steve McClaren  England 1 October 2013 Present 53 32 11 10 60.38 18.87 Championship Playoffs Runners Up, 2013–14
  • Up to and including 30 September 2014

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