List of Aston Villa F.C. managers

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Rémi Garde, who was appointed Aston Villa manager in 2015

This chronological list of managers of Aston Villa Football Club comprises all those who have held the position of secretary or manager of the first team of Aston Villa since the formation of the club in 1874. From 1874 to 1934, 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 Ramsay and W. J. Smith. The most successful person to manage the club was George Ramsay, who won six FA Cups and six First Division championships in his 42-year reign as secretary. Jimmy McMullan became the first full-time manager in 1934. Aston Villa were the first top-tier club to appoint a manager from outside the United Kingdom or Ireland when Jozef Vengloš was appointed in 1990.[1]

Manager turnover has increased substantially over the past 30 years. The chairman of the time, Doug Ellis, acquired the nickname "Deadly Doug" because of his penchant for hiring and firing managers. In the 37 years that Ellis was involved with the Board, he hired and fired 13 out of the 24 managers that Aston Villa have had over their 133-year history.[2] One of Ellis's last acts before selling the club to Randy Lerner was to appoint Martin O'Neill, who was with the club from 4 August 2006 to 9 August 2010.[3]

Managers[edit]

This list does not include caretaker managers or those who managed in a temporary capacity.

Information correct as of 18 March 2017. Only competitive matches are counted.

Name Nationality From To Matches Won Drawn Lost Win%[4] Honours Notes
Ramsay, GeorgeGeorge Ramsay[5]  Scotland August 1884 May 1926 1,327 658 414 255 49.59 6 FA Cups, 6 Division One championships [6][7]
Smith, W. J.W. J. Smith[5]  England August 1926 May 1934 364 175 67 122 48.08 - [8]
McMullan, JimmyJimmy McMullan  Scotland June 1934 October 1936 55 17 15 23 30.91 - [9][10]
Hogan, JimmyJimmy Hogan  England Summer 1936 September 1939 124 57 26 41 45.97 Division Two Champions [11]
Massie, AlexAlex Massie  Scotland August 1945 August 1950 189 76 46 67 40.21 - [12]
Martin, GeorgeGeorge Martin  Scotland December 1950 August 1953 119 47 30 42 39.50 - [13]
Houghton, EricEric Houghton  England September 1953 November 1958 250 88 65 97 35.20 1 FA Cup [14]
Mercer, JoeJoe Mercer  England December 1958 July 1964 282 120 63 99 42.55 1 Second Division Championship, 1 Football League Cup [15]
Taylor, DickDick Taylor  England July 1964 May 1967 144 51 22 71 35.42 - [16]
Cummings, TommyTommy Cummings  England July 1967 November 1968 62 18 14 30 29.03 - [17]
Docherty, TommyTommy Docherty  Scotland December 1968 January 1970 46 13 16 17 28.26 - [18]
Crowe, VicVic Crowe  Wales January 1970 May 1974 199 88 55 56 44.22 - [19]
Saunders, RonRon Saunders  England June 1974 February 1982 353 157 98 98 44.48 2 Football League Cups, 1 Division One championship. '[20] [21]
Barton, TonyTony Barton  England February 1982 June 1984 130 58 24 48 44.62 1 European Cup, 1 UEFA Super Cup [22]
Turner, GrahamGraham Turner  England July 1984 September 1986 105 33 29 43 31.43 - [23]
McNeill, BillyBilly McNeill  Scotland September 1986 May 1987 41 9 15 17 21.95 - [24]
Taylor, GrahamGraham Taylor  England May 1987 July 1990 142 65 35 42 45.77 - [25]
Vengloš, JozefJozef Vengloš  Czechoslovakia July 1990 May 1991 49 16 15 18 32.65 - [26]
Atkinson, RonRon Atkinson  England July 1991 November 1994 178 77 45 56 43.26 1 Football League Cup [27]
Little, BrianBrian Little  England November 1994 February 1998 164 68 45 51 41.46 1 Football League Cup,[20] [28]
Gregory, JohnJohn Gregory  England February 1998 January 2002 190 82 52 56 43.16 1 UEFA Intertoto Cup [29]
Taylor, GrahamGraham Taylor  England February 2002 May 2003 60 19 14 27 31.67 - [25]
O'Leary, DavidDavid O'Leary  Ireland May 2003 July 2006 131 47 35 49 35.88 - [30]
O'Neill, MartinMartin O'Neill  Northern Ireland August 2006 August 2010 190 80 60 50 42.11 - [31]
Houllier, GérardGérard Houllier  France September 2010 June 2011 36 14 8 14 38.89 - [32]
McLeish, AlexAlex McLeish  Scotland June 2011 May 2012 42 9 17 16 21.43 - [33]
Lambert, PaulPaul Lambert  Scotland June 2012 February 2015 115 34 26 55 29.57 - [34]
Sherwood, TimTim Sherwood  England February 2015 October 2015 28 10 2 16 35.71 - [35]
Garde, RémiRémi Garde  France November 2015 March 2016 23 3 7 13 13.04 - [36]
Di Matteo, RobertoRoberto Di Matteo  Italy June 2016 October 2016 12 1 7 4 08.33 - [37]
Bruce, SteveSteve Bruce  England October 2016 Present 36 15 7 14 41.67 - [38]

References[edit]

General
  • Hayes, Dean (2 October 1997). The Villa Park Encyclopedia: A-Z of Aston Villa. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-85158-959-3. 
  • Holt, Frank Lee; Bishop, Rob (2010). Aston Villa: The Complete Record. Derby: Derby Books Publishing. ISBN 1-85983-805-7. 
  • Ward; Griffin, Jeremy (2002). The essential history of Aston Villa. Headline book publishing. ISBN 0-7553-1140-X. 
Specific
  1. ^ "Celtic appoints new coach". BBC Sport. 1998-07-17. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  2. ^ "The Managers of Aston Villa". fansite(br0wn.co.uk). Archived from the original on 2007-07-28. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  3. ^ "O'Neill named Aston Villa manager". BBC Sport. 2006-08-04. Retrieved 2007-08-25. 
  4. ^ Win% is rounded to two decimal places
  5. ^ a b Secretary of the committee that chose the team
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame". Aston Villa F.C. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  7. ^ "George Ramsay managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  8. ^ "WJ Smith managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  9. ^ "Jimmy McMullan managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  10. ^ Hayes, Dean, AVFC A-Z
  11. ^ "Jimmy Hogan managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  12. ^ "Alex Massie managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  13. ^ "George Martin managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  14. ^ "Eric Houghton managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  15. ^ "Joe Mercer managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  16. ^ "Dick Taylor managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  17. ^ "Tommy Cummings managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  18. ^ "Tommy Docherty managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  19. ^ "Vic Crowe managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  20. ^ a b The Aston Villa Hall of Fame was voted for by fans and to this date there has been one induction of 12 players in 2006.
  21. ^ "Ron Saunders managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  22. ^ "Tony Barton managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  23. ^ "Graham Turner managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  24. ^ "Billy McNeill managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  25. ^ a b "Graham Taylor managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  26. ^ "Jozef Venglos managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  27. ^ "Ron Atkinson managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  28. ^ "Brian Little managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  29. ^ "John Gregory managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  30. ^ "David O'Leary managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  31. ^ "Martin O'Neill managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  32. ^ "Gerard Houllier managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  33. ^ "Alex McLeish managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  34. ^ "Paul Lambert managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  35. ^ "Tim Sherwood managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  36. ^ "Remi Garde managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  37. ^ "Roberto Di Matteo managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  38. ^ "Steve Bruce managerial stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 

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