List of Northampton Town F.C. managers

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This is a list of Northampton Town F.C. managers. Their first manager was Arthur Jones, who was appointed in 1897. There have been a total of 35 managers appointed to the role on a permanent basis and a further four have taken the position in a caretaker role. The vast majority have been English and the club had not hired a manager from outside of the United Kingdom and Ireland until 2017. Many of the managerial changes have taken place in recent years including seven different managers between 2001 and the present day.

Dave Bowen is the club's most successful manager so far, taking the club to the First Division for the only time. Herbert Chapman was in charge during the Cobblers's crown of the Southern Football League in 1908–09 and also the runners-up spot in the Charity Shield that proceeded the title.

List of managers[edit]

As of 23 January 2018
Name Nationality From To P W L D Win %[1] Notes
Arthur Jones  England
Herbert Chapman  England 1907-09September 1907 1912-04April 1912 212 106 62 44 52%
Walter Bull  England 1912-09September 1912 1913-04April 1913 39 12 15 12 32%
Fred Lessons  England 1913-09September 1913 1915-05May 1915 76 30 16 30 39%
Bob Hewison  England 1920-05 May 1920 1925-05 May 1925 226 89 86 51 39% [2]
Jack Tresadern  England 1925-05 May 1925 1930-10 October 1930 235 108 49 78 46% [3]
Jack English  England 1931-02 February 1931 1935-03 March 1935 193 76 74 43 37% [4]
Syd Puddefoot  England 1935-03 March 1935 1937-03 March 1937 98 43 39 16 45% [5]
Warney Cresswell  England 1937-04 April 1937 1939-09 September 1939 97 36 42 19 39% [6]
Tom Smith  England 1939-08 August 1939 1949-03 March 1949 125 42 51 32 33% [7]
Bob Dennison  England 1949-03 March 1949 1954-07 July 1954 254 108 87 59 42% [8]
Dave Smith  England 1954-07 July 1954 1959-07 July 1959 241 103 99 39 42% [9]
Dave Bowen  Wales 1959-07 July 1959 1967-09 September 1967 375 159 129 87 42% [10]
Tony Marchi  England 1967-09 September 1967 1968-05 May 1968 47 14 19 14 30% [11]
Ron Flowers  England 1968-05 May 1968 1969-05 May 1969 52 16 23 13 30% [12]
Dave Bowen  Wales 1969-05 May 1969 1972-05 May 1972 143 49 55 39 34% [13]
Billy Baxter  Scotland 1972-05 May 1972 1973-05 May 1973 48 10 27 11 22% [14]
Bill Dodgin Jnr  England 1973-06 June 1973 1976-06 June 1976 138 64 40 34 46% [15]
Pat Crerand  Scotland 1976-08 August 1976 1977-01 January 1977 25 5 16 4 19% [16]
John Petts  England 1977-08 August 1977 1978-01 January 1978 30 12 12 6 36% [17]
Bill Dodgin Jnr  England 1977-01 January 1977 1977-07 July 1977 25 9 12 4 36% [18]
Mike Keen  England 1978-02 February 1978 1979-03 March 1979 53 17 21 15 32% [19]
Clive Walker  England 1979-05 May 1979 1980-10 October 1980 55 19 23 13 35% [20]
Bill Dodgin Jnr  England 1980-10 October 1980 1982-02 February 1982 59 17 25 17 29% [21]
Clive Walker  England 1982-05 May 1982 1984-05 May 1984 96 27 41 28 28% [22]
Tony Barton  England 1984-07 July 1984 1985-04 April 1985 49 11 30 8 24% [23]
Graham Carr  England 1985-04 April 1985 1990-05 May 1990 278 114 99 68 42% [24]
Theo Foley  Ireland 1990-05 May 1990 1992-04 April 1992 97 32 36 29 35% [25]
Phil Chard  England 1992-04 April 1992 1993-07 July 1993 59 17 33 9 24% [26]
John Barnwell  England 1993-12 December 1993 1994-07 July 1994 22 7 9 6 32% [27]
Ian Atkins  England 1995-01 January 1995 1999-10 October 1999 254 93 89 72 36% [28]
Kevin Wilson  England 1999-10 October 1999 2001-09 September 2001 102 42 41 19 41% [29]
Kevan Broadhurst  England 2001-09 September 2001 2003-01 January 2003 72 24 35 13 32% [30]
Terry Fenwick  England 2003-01 January 2003 2003-02 February 2003 7 0 5 2 0% [31]
Martin Wilkinson  England 2003-02 February 2003 2003-09 September 2003 25 7 15 3 26% [32]
Colin Calderwood  Scotland 2003-10 October 2003 2006-05 May 2006 153 73 40 40 48% [33]
John Gorman  Scotland 2006-06 June 2006 2006-12 December 2006 27 6 10 11 23% [34]
Stuart Gray  England 2007-01 January 2007 2009-09 September 2009 134 44 52 38 34% [35]
Ian Sampson  England 2009-09 September 2009 2011-03 March 2011 84 29 28 27 35% [36]
Gary Johnson  England 2011-03 March 2011 2011-11 November 2011 34 7 17 10 20% [37]
Aidy Boothroyd  England 2011-30 November 2011 2011-11 December 2013 108 39 43 26 35% [38]
Chris Wilder  England 2014-27 January 2014 2016-12 May 2016 126 61 37 28 49% [39]
Rob Page  Wales 2016-19 May 2016 January 2017 34 10 8 16 31% [40]
Justin Edinburgh  England 2016-19 January 2017 August 2017 26 6 6 14 23% [41]
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink  Netherlands 2016-19 September 2017 30 9 8 13 30% [42]

List of caretakers[edit]

Name Nationality From To P W L D Win %[43] Notes
Dave Bowen  Wales 1978-01 January 1978 1978-02 February 1978 2 0 1 1 0% [44]
Kevin Wilson
Kevan Broadhurst
 England 1999-10 October 1999 2001-09 September 2001 5 2 2 1 40% [45][46]
Richard Hill  England 2003-02 September 2003 2003-09 October 2003 2 0 1 1 0% [47]
Ian Sampson
Jim Barron
 England 2006-12 December 2006 2007-01 January 2007 4 1 2 1 25% [48][49]
Andy King  England 2013-21 December 2013 2014-27 January 2014 5 1 3 1 20% [50]
Paul Wilkinson  England 2016-19 January 2017 January 2017 1 0 0 1 0%

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; L = Matches lost; D = Matches drawn; Won % = Percentage of matches played that resulted in a win

References[edit]

  1. ^ Win% is rounded to a whole number.
  2. ^ Bob Hewison's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  3. ^ Jack Tresadern's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  4. ^ Jack English's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  5. ^ Syd Puddlefoot's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  6. ^ Warney Cresswell's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  7. ^ Tom Smith's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  8. ^ Bob Dennison's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  9. ^ Dave Smith's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  10. ^ Dave Bowen's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  11. ^ Tony Marchi's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  12. ^ Ron Flowers' managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  13. ^ Dave Bowen's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  14. ^ Billy Baxter's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  15. ^ Bill Dodgin Jnr's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  16. ^ Pat Crerand's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  17. ^ John Petts' managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  18. ^ Bill Dodgin Jnr's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  19. ^ Mike Keen's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  20. ^ Clive Walker's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  21. ^ Bill Dodgin Jnr's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  22. ^ Clive Walker's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  23. ^ Tony Barton's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  24. ^ Graham Carr's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  25. ^ Theo Foley's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  26. ^ Phil Chard's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  27. ^ John Barnwell's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  28. ^ Ian Atkins's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  29. ^ Kevin Wilson's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  30. ^ Kevan Broadhurst's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  31. ^ Terry Fenwick's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  32. ^ Martin Wilkinson's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  33. ^ Colin Calderwood's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  34. ^ John Gorman's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  35. ^ Stuart Gray's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  36. ^ Ian Sampson's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  37. ^ Gary Johnson's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  38. ^ Aidy Boothroyd's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  39. ^ Chris Wilder's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  40. ^ Rob Page's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  41. ^ Justin Edinburgh's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  42. ^ Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  43. ^ Win% is rounded to a whole number.
  44. ^ Dave Bowen' managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  45. ^ Kevin Wilson's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  46. ^ Kevan Broadhurst's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  47. ^ Richard Hill's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  48. ^ Jim Barron's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  49. ^ Ian Sampson's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  50. ^ Andy King's managerial stats Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 September 2014.

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