List of Coventry City F.C. managers

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Jimmy Hill, manager 1961–1967, during which time Coventry City got promoted twice.

The following is a list of managers of Coventry City Football Club and their major honours from the beginning of the club's official managerial records in 1883 to the present day.

The most successful person to manage Coventry City, to date, is Jimmy Hill, who guided The Sky Blues to become champions of Second Division and Third Division. The club's longest-serving manager is Harry Storer, who had two spells managing the club from 1931 to 1945 and from 1948 to 1953, totalling 19 years and 1 month.

Statistics[edit]

  • Information correct as of match played 30 April 2017
  • Only competitive matches are counted.
  • Caretaker managers are not included in this list.
Name Nationality From To P W D L Win%[a] Honours
Stanley, WilliamWilliam Stanley  England 1883 1885
Hathaway, HarryHarry Hathaway  England 1885 1887
Morgan, J.G.J.G. Morgan  England 1887 1892
Kirk, TeddyTeddy Kirk  England 1893 1893
Maley, GeorgeGeorge Maley  England 1893 1893
Collins, JoeJoe Collins  England 1893 1895
Cashmore, TomTom Cashmore  England 1895 1900
Newhall, BenBen Newhall  England 1900 1902
O'Shea, MichaelMichael O'Shea  Ireland 1902 1905
Beaman, JoeJoe Beaman  England 1905 1908
Harris, WalterWalter Harris  England 1908 1909
Buckle, HarryHarry Buckle  Ireland 1909 1911
Wallace, RobertRobert Wallace  England 1911 1914
Scott-Walford, FrankFrank Scott-Walford  England 1914 1915
Howard, H.H. Howard  England 1915 1916
Clayton, WilliamWilliam Clayton  England January 1917 October 1919 11 0 2 9 000.00
Pollitt, HarryHarry Pollitt  England October 1919 June 1920 44 9 12 23 020.45
Evans, AlbertAlbert Evans  England June 1920 November 1924 181 54 44 83 029.83
Kerr, JamesJames Kerr  England July 1925 February 1928 157 51 28 78 032.48
McIntyre, JimmyJimmy McIntyre  England June 1928 February 1931 118 47 29 42 039.83
Storer, HarryHarry Storer  England June 1931 June 1945 354 167 79 108 047.18 1 Div 3S
1 Div 3S Cup
Bayliss, DickDick Bayliss  England June 1945 April 1947 30 10 10 10 033.33
Frith, BillyBilly Frith  England June 1947 November 1948 76 27 19 30 035.53
Storer, HarryHarry Storer (2)  England November 1948 November 1953 230 88 49 93 038.26
Fairbrother, JackJack Fairbrother  England January 1954 October 1954 37 15 7 15 040.54
Carver, JesseJesse Carver  England June 1955 December 1955 72 27 16 29 037.50
Raynor, GeorgeGeorge Raynor  England January 1956 June 1956 19 6 5 8 031.58
Warren, HarryHarry Warren  England June 1956 September 1957 50 17 13 20 034.00
Frith, BillyBilly Frith (2)  England September 1957 November 1961 211 84 53 74 039.81
Hill, JimmyJimmy Hill  England December 1961 May 1967 282 125 82 75 044.33 1 Div 2
1 Div 3
Cantwell, NoelNoel Cantwell  Ireland October 1967 March 1972 213 69 61 83 032.39
Mercer, JoeJoe Mercer  England June 1972 July 1974 90 29 39 22 032.22
Milne, GordonGordon Milne  England June 1974 May 1981 436 150 121 165 034.40
Sexton, DaveDave Sexton  England May 1981 May 1983 96 30 24 42 031.25
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould  England May 1983 December 1984 72 21 18 33 029.17
Mackay, DonDon Mackay  Scotland December 1984 April 1986 67 22 12 33 032.84
Curtis, GeorgeGeorge Curtis  England April 1986 May 1987 56 28 13 15 050.00
Sillett, JohnJohn Sillett  England May 1987 November 1990 150 56 39 55 037.33 1 FA Cup
Butcher, TerryTerry Butcher  England 15 November 1990 6 January 1992 60 20 14 26 033.33
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould (2)  England June 1992 December 1993 59 18 19 22 030.51
Neal, PhilPhil Neal  England 23 October 1993 14 February 1995 67 21 20 26 031.34
Atkinson, RonRon Atkinson  England February 1995 November 1996 74 19 28 27 025.68
Strachan, GordonGordon Strachan  Scotland 5 November 1996 10 September 2001 214 70 54 90 032.71
Nilsson, RolandRoland Nilsson  Sweden 16 October 2001 16 April 2002 43 19 6 18 044.19
McAllister, GaryGary McAllister  Scotland 24 April 2002 11 December 2003 76 21 26 29 027.63
Black, EricEric Black  Scotland 15 January 2004 4 May 2004 22 10 4 8 045.45
Reid, PeterPeter Reid  England 6 May 2004 6 January 2005 31 10 8 13 032.26
Adams, MickyMicky Adams  England 23 January 2005 17 January 2007 99 33 26 40 033.33
Dowie, IainIain Dowie  Northern Ireland 19 February 2007 11 February 2008 49 20 8 21 040.82
Coleman, ChrisChris Coleman  Wales 19 February 2008 4 May 2010 117 34 47 36 029.06
Boothroyd, AidyAidy Boothroyd  England 20 May 2010 14 March 2011 39 12 8 19 030.77
Thorn, AndyAndy Thorn  England 14 March 2011 26 August 2012 49 9 15 25 018.37
Robins, MarkMark Robins  England 19 September 2012 14 February 2013 33 17 6 10 051.52
Pressley, StevenSteven Pressley  Scotland 8 March 2013 23 February 2015 100 32 30 38 032.00
Mowbray, TonyTony Mowbray  England 3 March 2015 29 September 2016 75 26 24 25 034.67
Slade, RussellRussell Slade  England 21 December 2016 5 March 2017 16 3 5 8 018.75
Robins, MarkMark Robins (2)  England 6 March 2017 12 5 1 6 041.67 1 EFL Trophy

Records[edit]

Most games managed[edit]

As of December 2016.

Manager Games Years
1 England Harry Storer 584 1931–1945, 1948–1953
2 England Gordon Milne 436 1974–1981
3 England Billy Frith 287 1947–1948, 1957–1961
4 England Jimmy Hill 282 1961–1967
5 Scotland Gordon Strachan 214 1996–2001
6 Republic of Ireland Noel Cantwell 213 1967–1972
7 England Albert Evans 181 1920–1924
8 England James Kerr 157 1925–1928
9 England John Sillett 150 1987–1990
10 England Bobby Gould 131 1983–1984, 1992–1993

Nationalities[edit]

As of December 2016.

Country Managers
1  England 42
2  Scotland 5
3  Ireland 3
4  Northern Ireland 1
 Sweden 1
 Wales 1

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] at Coventry City Official Site