List of Leeds United A.F.C. managers

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The following is a list of managers of Leeds United Association Football Club and their major honours from the beginning of the club's official managerial records in 1919 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) and honours won while under his care. As of 16 December 2013, Leeds United have had 28 full-time managers. There have also been 10 caretaker managers, 2 of whom had previously occupied the role on a full-time basis, and one of whom has occupied the role twice.

The most successful person to manage Leeds United is Don Revie, who won two League Championships, two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups, one Division Two Championship, one FA Cup, one League Cup and one Charity Shield in his 13-year reign as manager. He is also the club's longest-serving manager, presiding over a total of 740 games from 1961 to 1974.

Statistics[edit]

  • The statistics include all competitive league, cup & European first team fixtures.
  • Information correct as of 31 May 2014.
Key

       = Caretaker manager
P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against

Name Nationality From To P W D L F A Win Percentage (%)[1] Honours Notes
Ray, DickDick Ray  England 17 October 1919 1 February 1920 17 4 5 8 25 31 23.52 [2]
Fairclough, ArthurArthur Fairclough  England 1 February 1920 1 May 1927 326 118 81 127 427 425 36.19 see below [2]
Ray, DickDick Ray  England 1 July 1927 1 March 1935 342 143 72 127 622 552 41.81 see below [2]
Hampson, BillyBilly Hampson  England 1 July 1935 1 May 1947 231 74 51 106 334 418 32.03 [2]
Edwards, WillisWillis Edwards  England 1 May 1947 30 April 1948 47 13 8 26 60 87 27.65 [2]
Buckley, Major FrankMajor Frank Buckley  England 1 May 1948 30 April 1953 224 87 63 74 324 306 38.83 [2]
Carter, RaichRaich Carter  England 1 May 1953 1 June 1958 217 90 51 76 370 336 41.47 see below [2]
Edwards, WillisWillis Edwards  England 1 June 1958 1 December 1958 10 5 1 4 17 16 50.00 [2]
Lambton, BillBill Lambton  England 1 December 1958 30 April 1959 30 10 7 13 40 57 33.33 [2]
Taylor, JackJack Taylor  England 1 May 1959 1 March 1961 81 27 17 37 136 169 33.33 [2]
Revie, DonDon Revie  England 1 March 1961 4 July 1974 740 394 197 149 1,262 703 53.24 see below [2]
Clough, BrianBrian Clough  England 30 July 1974 12 September 1974 7 1 3 3 6 10 14.28 see below [2]
Armfield, JimmyJimmy Armfield  England 4 October 1974 3 July 1978 193 87 47 59 277 222 45.07 see below [2]
Stein, JockJock Stein  Scotland 21 August 1978 4 October 1978 10 4 3 3 13 8 40.00 [2]
Adamson, JimmyJimmy Adamson  England 25 October 1978 1 October 1980 98 35 29 34 138 136 35.71 [2]
Merrington, DavidDavid Merrington  England 1 October 1980 1 October 1980 1 0 1 0 1 1 0.00 [2]
Clarke, AllanAllan Clarke  England 1 October 1980 30 June 1982 84 27 22 35 77 104 32.14 [2]
Gray, EddieEddie Gray  Scotland 4 July 1982 11 October 1985 157 57 55 45 214 193 36.30 [2]
Gunby, PeterPeter Gunby  England 11 October 1985 11 October 1985 1 0 1 0 1 1 0.00 [2]
Bremner, BillyBilly Bremner  Scotland 11 October 1985 28 September 1988 143 58 31 54 192 186 40.45 see below [2]
Hunter, NormanNorman Hunter  England 28 September 1988 10 October 1988 3 0 0 3 2 5 0.00 [2]
Wilkinson, HowardHoward Wilkinson  England 10 October 1988 10 September 1996 411 178 117 116 622 488 43.30 see below [2]
Graham, GeorgeGeorge Graham  Scotland 10 September 1996 1 October 1998 95 37 27 31 118 99 41.05 [2]
O'Leary, DavidDavid O'Leary  Ireland 1 October 1998 27 June 2002 203 101 47 55 320 217 49.75 [2]
Venables, TerryTerry Venables  England 8 July 2002 21 March 2003 42 16 7 19 53 52 38.09 [2]
Reid, PeterPeter Reid  England 21 March 2003 10 November 2003 22 6 4 12 36 51 27.27 [2]
Gray, EddieEddie Gray  Scotland 10 November 2003 31 May 2004 26 6 7 13 30 51 23.07 [2]
Blackwell, KevinKevin Blackwell  England 1 June 2004 20 September 2006 115 44 37 34 128 117 38.26 see below [2]
Carver, JohnJohn Carver  England 21 September 2006 23 October 2006 5 1 0 4 7 17 20.00 [2]
Geddis, DavidDavid Geddis  England 24 October 2006 24 October 2006 1 0 0 1 1 3 0.00 [2]
Wise, DennisDennis Wise  England 24 October 2006 28 January 2008 68 30 12 26 88 78 44.11 [2]
Williams, GwynGwyn Williams  Wales 29 January 2008 29 January 2008 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.00
McAllister, GaryGary McAllister  Scotland 30 January 2008 21 December 2008 50 25 8 17 84 61 50.00 see below [3]
Grayson, SimonSimon Grayson  England 23 December 2008 1 February 2012 169 84 40 45 259 186 49.70 see below [4]
Redfearn, NeilNeil Redfearn  England 1 February 2012 18 February 2012 4 2 0 2 8 6 50.00 [2]
Warnock, NeilNeil Warnock  England 18 February 2012 1 April 2013 63 23 15 25 81 92 36.50
Redfearn, NeilNeil Redfearn  England 1 April 2013 12 April 2013 1 0 0 1 1 2 0.00
McDermott, BrianBrian McDermott  England 12 April 2013 30 May 2014 55 21 9 25 63? 67? 38.2
Hockaday, DaveDave Hockaday  England 12 June 2014 Present 2 1 0 1 3? 2? 50.0

Managers with honours[edit]

Name Nat Tenure Honours
Arthur Fairclough  England 1920–1927 1924 Second Division
Dick Ray  England 1927–1935 1928 Second Division runners-up
1932 Second Division runners-up
Raich Carter  England 1953–1958 1956 Second Division runners-up
Don Revie  England 1961–1974 1964 Second Division
1965 First Division runners-up
1965 FA Cup Final
1966 First Division runners-up
1967 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final
1968 Football League Cup
1968 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
1969 First Division
1969 FA Charity Shield
1970 First Division runners-up
1970 FA Cup Final
1971 First Division runners-up
1971 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Trophy play-off runners-up
1972 First Division runners-up
1972 FA Cup
1973 FA Cup Final
1973 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
1974 First Division
Brian Clough  England 1974 1974 FA Charity Shield runners-up
Jimmy Armfield  England 1974–1978 1975 European Cup Final
Billy Bremner  Scotland 1985–1988 1987 Football League Second Division play-off Final
Howard Wilkinson  England 1988–1996 1990 Second Division
1992 First Division
1992 FA Charity Shield
1996 Football League Cup Final
Kevin Blackwell  England 2004–2006 2006 Football League Championship play-off Final
Gary McAllister  Scotland 2008 2008 Football League One play-off Final
Simon Grayson  England 2008-2012 2010 League One runners-up

References[edit]

  1. ^ Success rate (%) is rounded to two decimal places
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af "Managers Ratings". Jabba. leeds-fans.org.uk. 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-16. 
  3. ^ "Gary McAllister's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Simon Grayson's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 

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