List of Southampton F.C. managers

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The following is a list of Southampton managers from the founding of Southampton F.C. in 1885 until the present. The first secretary manager of the club was Cecil Knight from 1892 to 1895; the first full-time manager of the club was George Swift from 1911 to 1912. The latest manager was Mauricio Pochettino who left in May 2014, and was replaced by Ronald Koeman on 16 June 2014.

The most successful managers are, in terms of trophies and honours, Ernest Arnfield, with whom the club won the Southern Football League Premier Division five times and the Western Football League Division 1A once; and (since the start of the Football League era), in terms of win percentage, Nigel Adkins.

Managers[edit]

Name Nationality From To Matches Won Drawn Lost Win%[1] Honours
Cecil Knight[2]  England August 1892 May 1895 25 15 2 8 60.00[3]
Charles Robson[2]  England August 1895 May 1896 23 16 0 7 69.57[4]
Alfred McMinn[2]  England August 1896 May 1897 27 19 7 1 70.37[5] 1 Southern League championship
Ernest Arnfield[2]  England August 1897 May 1911 514 268 107 139 52.14[6] 5 Southern League championships
2 FA Cup Finals
George Swift  England August 1911 May 1912 39 10 11 18 25.64[7]
Ernest Arnfield[2]  England August 1912 May 1919 121 46 25 50 38.02[8]
Jimmy McIntyre  England August 1919 December 1924 209 85 77 47 40.67 1 Third Division South championship
Arthur Chadwick  England October 1925 May 1931 256 100 60 96 39.06
George Kay  England May 1931 May 1936 219 76 43 100 34.70
George Goss  England May 1936 March 1937 32 10 8 14 31.25
Tom Parker  England March 1937 June 1943 97 29 22 46 29.90
Arthur Dominy  England June 1943 January 1946 0 0 0 0 !
Bill Dodgin  England January 1946 August 1949 137 65 28 44 47.45
Sid Cann  England August 1949 December 1951 107 41 33 33 38.32
George Roughton  England March 1952 September 1955 156 63 37 56 40.38
Ted Bates  England September 1955 November 1973 850 333 212 305 39.18 1 Third Division championship
Lawrie McMenemy  England November 1973 June 1985 539 225 144 170 41.74 1 FA Cup
1 Football League Cup final
Chris Nicholl  Northern Ireland July 1985 May 1991 293 100 86 107 34.13
Ian Branfoot  England June 1991 January 1994 128 37 34 57 28.91 1 Full Members Cup final
Alan Ball  England January 1994 July 1995 67 22 24 21 32.84
David Merrington  England July 1995 June 1996 48 15 13 20 31.25
Graeme Souness  Scotland July 1996 June 1997 48 14 15 19 29.17
Dave Jones  England June 1997 January 2000 113 37 22 54 32.74
Glenn Hoddle  England January 2000 March 2001 52 22 12 18 42.31
Stuart Gray  England March 2001 October 2001 19 6 2 11 31.58
Gordon Strachan  Scotland October 2001 February 2004 110 39 32 39 35.45 1 FA Cup Final
Steve Wigley  England February 2004 March 2004 2 0 2 0 00.00
Paul Sturrock  Scotland March 2004 August 2004 13 5 2 6 38.46
Steve Wigley  England August 2004 December 2004 17 3 6 8 17.65
Harry Redknapp  England December 2004 December 2005 49 13 21 15 26.53
Dave Bassett & Dennis Wise  England December 2005 December 2005 3 1 1 1 33.33
George Burley  Scotland December 2005 January 2008 109 45 25 39 41.28
John Gorman  England January 2008 February 2008 6 1 1 4 16.67
Nigel Pearson  England February 2008 May 2008 14 3 7 4 21.43
Jan Poortvliet  Netherlands May 2008 January 2009 32 8 8 16 25.00
Mark Wotte  Netherlands January 2009 July 2009 18 4 7 7 22.22
Alan Pardew  England July 2009 August 2010 64 34 17 13 53.13 1 Football League Trophy
Dean Wilkins  England August 2010 September 2010 3 0 0 3 00.00
Nigel Adkins  England September 2010 January 2013 124 67 25 32 54.03
Mauricio Pochettino  Argentina January 2013 May 2014 60 23 18 19 38.33
Ronald Koeman  Netherlands June 2014 Present 5 3 1 1 60.00

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Win% is rounded to two decimal places
  2. ^ a b c d e Secretary of the committee that chose the team
  3. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. pp. 14–17. ISBN 0-907969-22-4. 
  4. ^ Saints – A complete record. pp. 18–19. 
  5. ^ Saints – A complete record. pp. 20–21. 
  6. ^ Saints – A complete record. pp. 22–49. 
  7. ^ Saints – A complete record. pp. 50–51. 
  8. ^ Saints – A complete record. pp. 51–54.