List of Leicester City F.C. managers
Up until Peter Hodge was hired after World War I, Leicester City F.C. had no official manager. A nominal role of secretary/manager was employed, though the board and the selection committee took control of most team affairs. It was Hodge who instated a system at the club for the manager having complete control over player and staff recruitment, team selection and tactics. Though Hodge was originally also titled "secretary/manager" he has retrospectively been named as the club's first official "manager".
Leicester have had a total of 9 permanent secretary/managers and 35 permanent managers (not including caretakers). Former managers Nigel Pearson and Peter Hodge have both had two separate spells at the club, Dave Bassett also had a second spell as caretaker manager after his spell as permanent manager. Listed below is Leicester's complete managerial history (permanent managers and secretary/managers only, caretakers are not included).
This is the full list with dates of tenure and records while at the club.
- P = Games Played
- W = Games Won
- D = Games Drawn
- L = Games Lost
- Win% = Percentage of Games Won
|John W. Bartlett||England||1912–1914|
- Caretakers names are in italics.
|Peter Hodge||Scotland||6 September 1919||May 1926||310||125||84||101||40.32||Second Division Champion 1924-25|
|Willie Orr||Scotland||July 1926||January 1932||242||102||50||90||42.15||First Division Runner-up 1928-29|
|Board||January 1932||March 1932||10||2||3||5||20.00|
|Peter Hodge||Scotland||March 1932||1 August 1934||100||34||26||40||34.00|
|Board||1 August 1934||17 October 1934||10||2||4||4||20.00|
|Arthur Lochhead||Scotland||17 October 1934||2 September 1936||81||33||15||33||40.74|
|Board||2 September 1936||October 1936||8||1||2||5||12.50|
|Frank Womack||England||October 1936||May 1939||123||48||29||46||39.02||Second Division Champion 1936-37|
|Tom Bromilow||England||August 1939||May 1945||0||0||0||0||n/a|
|Tom Mather||England||August 1945||March 1946||2||0||1||1||00.00|
|Johnny Duncan||Scotland||March 1946||11 October 1949||156||56||42||58||35.90||FA Cup Runner-up 1949|
|Board||11 October 1949||December 1949||7||1||4||2||14.29|
|Norman Bullock||England||December 1949||February 1955||232||91||64||77||39.22||Second Division Champion 1953-54|
|Board||February 1955||May 1955||15||7||3||5||46.67|
|Dave Halliday||Scotland||June 1955||November 1958||146||64||27||55||43.84||Second Division Champion 1956-57|
|Matt Gillies||Scotland||8 November 1958||30 November 1968||508||201||123||184||39.57||FA Cup Runner-up 1961
FA Cup Runner-up 1963
League Cup Winner 1964
League Cup Runner-up 1965
|Frank O'Farrell||Ireland||December 1968||6 June 1971||134||62||27||55||46.27||FA Cup Runner-up 1969
Second Division Champion 1970-71
|Jimmy Bloomfield||England||23 June 1971||23 May 1977||285||85||104||96||29.82|
|Frank McLintock||Scotland||9 June 1977||5 April 1978||40||5||12||23||12.50|
|Ian MacFarlane||Scotland||5 April 1978||24 May 1978||5||1||0||4||20.00|
|Jock Wallace||Scotland||24 May 1978||12 July 1982||189||69||51||69||37.10||Second Division Champion 1979-80|
|Gordon Milne||England||2 August 1982||3 June 1986||184||64||41||79||34.78||Promoted from Second Division 1982-83|
|June 1986||May 1987||46||13||9||24||28.26|
|Bryan Hamilton||Northern Ireland||May 1987||11 December 1987||27||10||6||11||37.04|
|David Pleat||England||24 December 1987||29 January 1991||157||49||45||63||31.21|
|Gordon Lee||England||30 January 1991||29 May 1991||20||7||2||11||35.00|
|Brian Little||England||30 May 1991||22 November 1994||188||81||45||62||43.09||Promoted from First Division 1993-94|
|Scotland||22 November 1994||14 December 1994||3||0||1||2||00.00|
|Mark McGhee||Scotland||14 December 1994||7 December 1995||51||16||14||21||31.37|
|England||7 December 1995||21 December 1995||2||1||0||1||50.00|
|Martin O'Neill||Northern Ireland||21 December 1995||1 June 2000||222||85||67||70||38.29||Promoted from First Division 1995-96
League Cup Winner 1997
League Cup Runner-up 1999
League Cup Winner 2000
|Peter Taylor||England||12 June 2000||30 September 2001||54||19||9||26||35.19|
|Garry Parker||England||30 September 2001||10 October 2001||1||0||0||1||00.00|
|Dave Bassett||England||10 October 2001||6 April 2002||28||4||8||16||14.29|
|Micky Adams||England||7 April 2002||11 October 2004||111||41||38||32||36.94||Promoted from First Division 2002-03|
|England||11 October 2004||30 October 2004||4||0||4||0||00.00|
|Craig Levein||Scotland||1 November 2004||25 January 2006||70||20||25||25||28.57|
|Rob Kelly||England||13 February 2006||11 April 2007||63||21||19||23||33.33|
|Nigel Worthington||Northern Ireland||11 April 2007||7 May 2007||5||2||0||3||40.00|
|Martin Allen||England||25 May 2007||29 August 2007||4||2||1||1||50.00|
|England||30 August 2007||13 September 2007||1||0||1||0||00.00|
|Gary Megson||England||13 September 2007||24 October 2007||9||3||4||2||33.33|
|24 October 2007||22 November 2007||5||1||2||2||20.00|
|Ian Holloway||England||22 November 2007||23 May 2008||32||9||8||15||28.13|
|Nigel Pearson||England||22 June 2008||29 June 2010||107||55||30||22||51.40||League One Champion 2008-09|
|Paulo Sousa||Portugal||7 July 2010||1 October 2010||12||4||2||6||33.33|
|England||1 October 2010||4 October 2010||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Sven-Göran Eriksson||Sweden||4 October 2010||24 October 2011||55||24||14||17||43.64|
|England||24 October 2011||15 November 2011||3||1||0||2||33.33|
|Nigel Pearson||England||15 November 2011||30 June 2015||175||80||37||58||45.71||Championship Champions 2013-14|
|Claudio Ranieri||Italy||13 July 2015||Present||10||6||3||1||60.00|
- When exact date of the managerial stint is unknown, only the month and the year is given.
- Tom Bromilow, Tom Mather and Johnny Duncan all took charge of wartime fixtures, which are not counted as "competitive fixtures."
- Matt Gillies stint includes a period between January 1968-March 1968 when Gillies was ill with tuberculosis and Bert Johnson took control of first team affairs.
- During the 1986-87 season both Gordon Milne and Bryan Hamilton shared managerial duties with Milne assuming the title "General Manager" and Hamilton assuming the title "Team Manager"
This table lists the Leicester manager by nationality. Includes permanent managers and secretary/manager only.