List of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. managers
The following is a list of Wolverhampton Wanderers managers from the founding of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club in 1877 until the present. The club has been served by 28 different permanently appointed managers, all of them born in the United Kingdom, aside from the short reign of Norwegian Ståle Solbakken (in 2012–13).
From 1877 to 1922, the team was selected by a committee whose secretary had the same powers and role as a manager has today. There were two secretaries during this period, George Worrall and Jack Addenbrooke, the latter being the longest serving manager in the club's history. In 1922, the club broke from this tradition and appointed George Jobey as the first full-time manager.
The club's most successful manager is Stan Cullis, who won three First Division championships, two FA Cups and one FA Charity Shield and was the first to bring European football to the club during his sixteen-year reign from 1948 to 1964. Previously also a notable player for the club, he narrowly missed out on becoming the first manager to win "the Double" in English football history, when Burnley pipped Wolves, already FA Cup winners, to the title by a single point in 1960.
Bill McGarry and John Barnwell are the only managers since Cullis to have won major silverware, both winning the League Cup (in 1974 and 1980, respectively). The former also took the club to the UEFA Cup Final, its best performance in a European campaign.
Graham Turner achieved three trophies in two seasons in the late 1980s, with back-to-back divisional titles (the Third and Fourth Division) and the Football League Trophy. Turner's success bucked a downward trend for the club in the mid-1980s that saw three different managers preside over three successive relegations.
Both Dave Jones and Mick McCarthy have both since had promotion successes that took Wolves into the Premier League; the former by winning the 2003 First Division play-offs and the latter winning the Football League Championship in 2009.
Information as of last management change. Only competitive first team matches in official competitions are counted
|Worrall, GeorgeGeorge Worrall||England||August 1877||May 1885||4||1||1||2||25.0|
|Addenbrooke, JackJack Addenbrooke||England||August 1885||June 1922||1,125||455||220||450||40.4||1889 FA Cup runners-up
1893 FA Cup winners
1896 FA Cup runners-up
1908 FA Cup winners
1921 FA Cup runners-up
|Jobey, GeorgeGeorge Jobey||England||June 1922||May 1924||91||36||26||29||39.6||1923–24 Third Division (N) champions|
|Hoskins, AlbertAlbert Hoskins||England||June 1924||March 1926||78||34||13||31||43.6|
|Scotchbrook, FredFred Scotchbrook||England||March 1926||June 1927||57||24||9||24||42.1|
|Buckley, Major FrankMajor Frank Buckley||England||July 1927||March 1944||681||281||136||264||41.3||1931–32 Second Division champions
1937–38 First Division runners-up
1938–39 First Division runners-up
1939 FA Cup runners-up
1942 War Cup winners
|Vizard, TedTed Vizard||Wales||April 1944||May 1948||178||87||40||51||48.9|
|Cullis, StanStan Cullis||England||June 1948||September 1964||748||350||171||227||46.8||1949 FA Cup winners
1949–50 First Division runners-up
1953–54 First Division champions
1954–55 First Division runners-up
1957–58 First Division champions
1958–59 First Division champions
1959–60 First Division runners-up
1959 FA Charity Shield winners
1960 FA Cup winners
|Beattie, AndyAndy Beattie||Scotland||November 1964||September 1965||44||19||7||18||43.2|
|Allen, RonnieRonnie Allen||England||September 1965||November 1968||150||66||35||49||44.0||1966–67 Second Division runners-up|
|McGarry, BillBill McGarry||England||November 1968||May 1976||398||153||110||135||38.4||1971 Texaco Cup winners
1972 UEFA Cup runners-up
1974 League Cup winners
|Chung, SammySammy Chung||England||June 1976||November 1978||108||41||27||40||38.0||1976–77 Second Division champions|
|Barnwell, JohnJohn Barnwell||England||November 1978||January 1982||166||64||40||62||38.6||1980 League Cup winners|
|Greaves, IanIan Greaves||England||February 1982||August 1982||20||5||6||9||25.0|
|Hawkins, GrahamGraham Hawkins||England||August 1982||April 1984||90||26||28||36||28.9||1982–83 Second Division runners-up|
|Docherty, TommyTommy Docherty||Scotland||June 1984||July 1985||48||9||12||27||18.8|
|McGarry, BillBill McGarry||England||September 1985||November 1985||12||2||3||7||16.7|
|Chapman, SammySammy Chapman||Northern Ireland||November 1985||August 1986||33||8||9||16||24.2|
|Turner, GrahamGraham Turner||England||October 1986||March 1994||412||179||109||124||43.4||1987–88 Division Four champions
1988 Football League Trophy winners
1988–89 Third Division champions
|Taylor, GrahamGraham Taylor||England||March 1994||November 1995||91||36||29||26||39.6|
|McGhee, MarkMark McGhee||Scotland||December 1995||November 1998||159||65||39||55||40.9|
|Lee, ColinColin Lee||England||November 1998||December 2000||111||44||33||34||39.6|
|Jones, DaveDave Jones||England||January 2001||November 2004||187||75||52||60||40.1||2003 First Division play-off winners|
|Hoddle, GlennGlenn Hoddle||England||December 2004||July 2006||76||27||34||15||35.5|
|McCarthy, MickMick McCarthy||Ireland||July 2006||February 2012||270||104||66||100||38.5||2008–09 Championship champions|
|Connor, TerryTerry Connor||England||February 2012||June 2012||13||0||4||9||0.0|
|Solbakken, StåleStåle Solbakken||Norway||July 2012||January 2013||30||10||5||15||33.3|
|Saunders, DeanDean Saunders||Wales||January 2013||May 2013||20||5||5||10||25.0|
|Jackett, KennyKenny Jackett||Wales||May 2013||37||22||8||7||59.5|
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- Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3.
- Matthews, Tony (2001). The Wolves Who's Who. West Midlands: Britespot. ISBN 1-904103-01-4.
- "Kenny Jackett: Wolves name ex-Millwall boss as head coach". BBC Sport. 31 May 2013.