Wales national football team manager
Since the Wales national football team's formation in 1876, it has had 12 managers.
The longest serving manager is Dave Bowen, who was manager for 10 years before leaving in 1974. Bowen was in charge of the team for 53 games, winning 10. His win percentage of 19% is the lowest of all Wales managers. The most successful manager was John Toshack, under whom the team won 21 out of 51 games (42%).
Jimmy Murphy is the only manager to have taken the team to any FIFA World Cup or European Championship finals, leading the team to the 1958 FIFA World Cup, where they reached the quarter-finals before being knocked by Brazil.
List of managers
- Caretaker manager is indicates with a (c).
- BOLD names indicates that the manager has taken the team to a FIFA World Cup or European Championships finals.
- The current manager is indicates with the yellow background.
- As of 14 August 2013
|Name||Career||First game||Final game||Pld||Wins||Draws||Loss||Goals
|Barnes, WalleyWalley Barnes||1954–1956||9 May 1954 vs Austria||11 Apr 1956 vs Northern Ireland||9||2||1||6||10||17||22|
|Murphy, JimmyJimmy Murphy||1956–1964||20 Oct 1956 vs Scotland||20 Nov 1963 vs Scotland||43||11||13||19||59||79||26|
|Morris, TrevorTrevor Morris (c)||1964||15 Apr 1964 vs Northern Ireland||1||0||0||1||2||3||0|
|Bowen, DaveDave Bowen||1964–74||3 Oct 1964 vs Scotland||18 May 1974 vs Northern Ireland||53||10||13||30||49||84||20|
|Smith, MikeMike Smith||1974–1979||4 Sep 1974 vs Austria||21 Nov 1979 vs Turkey||40||15||11||14||49||39||38|
|England, MikeMike England||1980–1987||17 Mar 1980 vs England||11 Nov 1987 vs Czechoslovakia||56||21||18||17||68||52||38|
|Williams, DavidDavid Williams (c)||1988||23 Mar 1988 vs Yugoslavia||1||0||0||1||1||2||0|
|Yorath, TerryTerry Yorath||1988–1993||27 Apr 1988 vs Sweden||17 Nov 1993 vs Romania||41||16||8||17||48||54||39|
|Toshack, JohnJohn Toshack (c)||1994||9 Mar 1994 vs Norway||1||0||0||1||1||3||0|
|Smith, MikeMike Smith||1994–1995||20 Apr 1994 vs Sweden||6 Sep 1995 vs Moldova||10||3||1||6||9||19||30|
|Gould, BobbyBobby Gould||1995–1999||11 Oct 1995 vs Germany||5 June 1999 vs Italy||24||7||4||13||32||47||29|
|Hughes, MarkMark Hughes||1999–2004||4 Sep 1999 vs Belgium||13 Oct 2004 vs Poland||41||11||15||15||46||49||27|
|Toshack, JohnJohn Toshack||2005–2010||9 Feb 2005 vs Hungary||3 Sep 2010 vs Montenegro||53||22||8||23||61||56||42|
|Flynn, BrianBrian Flynn (c)||2010||8 Oct 2010 vs Bulgaria||12 Oct 2010 vs Switzerland||2||0||0||2||1||5||0|
|Speed, GaryGary Speed||2010–2011||8 Feb 2011 v Republic of Ireland||12 Nov 2011 v Norway||10||5||0||5||13||13||50|
|Coleman, ChrisChris Coleman||2011–||29 Feb 2012 v Costa Rica||11||3||1||7||8||20||27|
Managers at the World Cup finals
|Final||Manager||Pld||Win(s)||Draw(s)^||Loss(s)||Goals For||Goals Against||Position|
|1958 Sweden||Murphy, JimmyJimmy Murphy||5||1||3||1||4||4||Quarter-Final|
^ Draws also include penalties.
"Manager's Record". WelshFootballOnline. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010.