List of Leicester City F.C. managers

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Current manager Nigel Pearson, who is the only the second manager to have managed the club twice.

Up until Peter Hodge was hired after World War I, the club had no official manager. A nominal role of secretary/manager was employed, though the board and the selection committee took control of most team affairs. It was Hodge who instated a system at the club for the manager having complete control over player and staff recruitment, team selection and tactics. Though Hodge was originally also titled "secretary/manager" he has retrospectively been named as the club's first official "manager".[1]

Leicester have had a total of 9 permanent secretary/managers and 34 permanent managers (not including caretakers). Current manager Nigel Pearson and Peter Hodge have both had two separate spells at the club, Dave Bassett also had a second spell as caretaker manager after his spell as permanent manager. Listed below is Leicester's complete managerial history (permanent managers and secretary/managers only, caretakers are not included).[2]

This is the full list with dates of tenure and records while at the club.[1]

Key[edit]

  • P = Games Played
  • W = Games Won
  • D = Games Drawn
  • L = Games Lost
  • Win% = Percentage of Games Won

Secretary/Managers[edit]

Name Nat. Dates
Ernest Marson  England 1884–1892
George Johnson  England 1892–1894
J. Lee  England 1894–1895
Henry Jackson  England 1895–1897
William Clark  Scotland 1897–1898
George Johnson  England 1898–1912
John W. Bartlett  England 1912–1914
Louis Ford  England 1914–1915
Harry Linney  England 1915–1919

Managers[edit]

  • Caretakers names are in italics.
Name Nat. From To P W D L Win% Honours
Peter Hodge  Scotland 6 September 1919 May 1926 310 125 84 101 40.32 Second Division Champion 1924-25
Willie Orr  Scotland July 1926 January 1932 242 102 50 90 42.15 First Division Runner-up 1928-29
Board January 1932 March 1932 10 2 3 5 20.00
Peter Hodge  Scotland March 1932 1 August 1934 100 34 26 40 34.00
Board 1 August 1934 17 October 1934 10 2 4 4 20.00
Arthur Lochhead  Scotland 17 October 1934 2 September 1936 81 33 15 33 40.74
Board 2 September 1936 October 1936 8 1 2 5 12.50
Frank Womack  England October 1936 May 1939 123 48 29 46 39.02 Second Division Champion 1936-37
Tom Bromilow  England August 1939 May 1945 0 0 0 0 n/a
Tom Mather  England August 1945 March 1946 2 0 1 1 00.00
Johnny Duncan  Scotland March 1946 11 October 1949 156 56 42 58 35.90 FA Cup Runner-up 1949
Board 11 October 1949 December 1949 7 1 4 2 14.29
Norman Bullock  England December 1949 February 1955 232 91 64 77 39.22 Second Division Champion 1953-54
Board February 1955 May 1955 15 7 3 5 46.67
Dave Halliday  Scotland June 1955 November 1958 146 64 27 55 43.84 Second Division Champion 1956-57
Matt Gillies  Scotland 8 November 1958 30 November 1968 508 201 123 184 39.57 FA Cup Runner-up 1961
FA Cup Runner-up 1963
League Cup Winner 1964
League Cup Runner-up 1965
Frank O'Farrell  Ireland December 1968 6 June 1971 134 62 27 55 46.27 FA Cup Runner-up 1969
Second Division Champion 1970-71
Jimmy Bloomfield  England 23 June 1971 23 May 1977 285 85 104 96 29.82
Frank McLintock  Scotland 9 June 1977 5 April 1978 40 5 12 23 12.50
Ian MacFarlane  Scotland 5 April 1978 24 May 1978 5 1 0 4 20.00
Jock Wallace  Scotland 24 May 1978 12 July 1982 189 69 51 69 37.10 Second Division Champion 1979-80
Gordon Milne  England 2 August 1982 3 June 1986 184 64 41 79 34.78 Promoted from Second Division 1982-83
Gordon Milne
Bryan Hamilton
 England
 Northern Ireland
June 1986 May 1987 46 13 9 24 28.26
Bryan Hamilton  Northern Ireland May 1987 11 December 1987 27 10 6 11 37.04
David Pleat  England 24 December 1987 29 January 1991 157 49 45 63 31.21
Gordon Lee  England 30 January 1991 29 May 1991 20 7 2 11 35.00
Brian Little  England 30 May 1991 22 November 1994 188 81 45 62 43.09 Promoted from First Division 1993-94
Kevin MacDonald
Tony McAndrew
 Scotland 22 November 1994 14 December 1994 3 0 1 2 00.00
Mark McGhee  Scotland 14 December 1994 7 December 1995 51 16 14 21 31.37
David Nish
Chris Turner
Garry Parker
Steve Walsh
 England 7 December 1995 21 December 1995 2 1 0 1 50.00
Martin O'Neill  Northern Ireland 21 December 1995 1 June 2000 222 85 67 70 38.29 Promoted from First Division 1995-96
League Cup Winner 1997
League Cup Runner-up 1999
League Cup Winner 2000
Peter Taylor  England 12 June 2000 30 September 2001 54 19 9 26 35.19
Garry Parker  England 30 September 2001 10 October 2001 1 0 0 1 00.00
Dave Bassett  England 10 October 2001 6 April 2002 28 4 8 16 14.29
Micky Adams  England 7 April 2002 11 October 2004 111 41 38 32 36.94 Promoted from First Division 2002-03
Dave Bassett
Howard Wilkinson
 England 11 October 2004 30 October 2004 4 0 4 0 00.00
Craig Levein  Scotland 1 November 2004 25 January 2006 70 20 25 25 28.57
Rob Kelly  England 13 February 2006 11 April 2007 63 21 19 23 33.33
Nigel Worthington  Northern Ireland 11 April 2007 7 May 2007 5 2 0 3 40.00
Martin Allen  England 25 May 2007 29 August 2007 4 2 1 1 50.00
Jon Rudkin
Steve Beaglehole
Mike Stowell
 England 30 August 2007 13 September 2007 1 0 1 0 00.00
Gary Megson  England 13 September 2007 24 October 2007 9 3 4 2 33.33
Frank Burrows
Gerry Taggart
 Scotland
 Northern Ireland
24 October 2007 22 November 2007 5 1 2 2 20.00
Ian Holloway  England 22 November 2007 23 May 2008 32 9 8 15 28.13
Nigel Pearson  England 22 June 2008 29 June 2010 107 55 30 22 51.40 League One Champion 2008-09
Paulo Sousa  Portugal 7 July 2010 1 October 2010 12 4 2 6 33.33
Chris Powell
Mike Stowell
 England 1 October 2010 4 October 2010 1 1 0 0 100.00
Sven-Göran Eriksson  Sweden 4 October 2010 24 October 2011 55 24 14 17 43.64
Jon Rudkin
Steve Beaglehole
Mike Stowell
 England 24 October 2011 15 November 2011 3 1 0 2 33.33
Nigel Pearson  England 15 November 2011 Present 116 56 24 36 48.28 Championship Champions 2013-14

Notes[edit]

  • When exact date of the managerial stint is unknown, only the month and the year is given.
  • Tom Bromilow, Tom Mather and Johnny Duncan all took charge of wartime fixtures, which are not counted as "competitive fixtures."
  • Matt Gillies stint includes a period between January 1968-March 1968 when Gillies was ill with tuberculosis and Bert Johnson took control of first team affairs.
  • During the 1986-87 season both Gordon Milne and Bryan Hamilton shared managerial duties with Milne assuming the title "General Manager" and Hamilton assuming the title "Team Manager"

By Nationality[edit]

This table lists the Leicester manager by nationality. Includes permanent managers and secretary/manager only.

Nationality Number
 England 26
 Scotland 12
 Northern Ireland 2
 Ireland 1
 Portugal 1
 Sweden 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dave Smith & Paul Taylor (2010). Of Fossils and Foxes. p. 381. ISBN 1-905411-94-4. 
  2. ^ Part Managers LCFC.com, retrieved 5 April 2011