Wales national football team manager

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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[edit]

  • 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
For
Goals
against
Win
%
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
England 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
England 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[edit]

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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

"Manager's Record". WelshFootballOnline. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010.