List of Port Vale F.C. managers

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The following is a list of Port Vale managers from 1876, when the club were founded, to the present day. It details the record of the managers and their honours.

Although the club were founded in 1876, they did not appoint a full-time manager until 1896, when Sam Gleaves was appointed as manager, a position he held for nine years. Before him, Enoch Hood was the club captain from between 1879 and 1896 (appointed age 18); in this role he acted much the same as a manager. Vale's first major success was with Tom Morgan, who managed the club to the Third Division North title in the 1929–30 season.

The first confirmed non-English manager during peacetime was Jock Cameron, who held the job for a year following World War I. Freddie Steele was a highly successful manager, who took the club to their second Third Division North title in 1953–54. In 1957 Scotsman Norman Low took the managerial reins, winning the Fourth Division title in 1958–59. The next manager of note was Sir Stanley Matthews, who was full-time manager for less than a year; his resignation followed a scandal involving players' pay. Widely considered to be the club's greatest ever manager, John Rudge led the "Valiants" to cup glory in 1993; his best success was the league however, securing three promotions in his sixteen-year reign. Bruno Ribeiro, from Portugal, became the first manager born outside of Britain to manage the club when he was appointed as manager in June 2016.

In all the club has had 32 full-time managers (excluding caretaker managers), with four managers having two separate reigns.

Managers[edit]

  • As of 4 October 2017. Only professional, competitive matches are counted.

Key

  •    caretaker Managers with this background and symbol in the "Name" column are italicised to denote caretaker appointments.
List of Port Vale F.C. managers
Name Nationality From To Matches Won Drawn Lost Win % Honours Notes
Gleaves, SamSam Gleaves  England August 1896 May 1905 242 86 56 100 35.5 [1]
Clare, TommyTommy Clare  England July 1905 July 1906
Myatt, HarryHarry Myatt  England October 1913 May 1914 [2]
Holford, TomTom Holford (first spell)  England May 1914 1918 [3]
Cameron, JockJock Cameron  Scotland August 1918 January 1919
Schofield, JoeJoe Schofield  England January 1919 29 September 1929 266 112 53 101 43.6 [4]
Morgan, TomTom Morgan (first spell)  England October 1929 June 1932 108 50 42 16 46.3 Third Division North champions [5]
Holford, TomTom Holford (second spell)  England June 1932 September 1935 130 44 29 57 33.9 [3]
Cresswell, WarnefordWarneford Cresswell  England May 1936 May 1937 40 16 9 15 40.0 [6]
Morgan, TomTom Morgan (second spell)  England December 1937 April 1939 17 5 6 6 29.4 [5]
Diffin, JackJack Diffin  Ireland October 1944 December 1944 0 0 0 0
Pratt, DavidDavid Pratt  Scotland December 1944 August 1945 0 0 0 0
Frith, BillyBilly Frith  England August 1945 October 1946 13 5 5 3 38.5 [7]
Hodgson, GordonGordon Hodgson  England October 1946 14 June 1951 222 84 54 84 37.8 [8]
Powell, IvorIvor Powell  Wales July 1951 November 1951 19 2 8 9 10.5 [9]
Steele, FreddieFreddie Steele (first spell)  England 24 December 1951 15 January 1957 246 100 73 73 40.7 Third Division North champions [10]
Low, NormanNorman Low  Scotland February 1957 October 1962 285 116 65 104 40.7 Fourth Division champions [11]
Steele, FreddieFreddie Steele (second spell)  England October 1962 February 1965 123 43 32 48 40.0 [10]
Mudie, JackieJackie Mudie  Scotland March 1965 May 1967 101 34 25 42 33.7 [12]
Matthews, StanleyStanley Matthews  England May 1967 April 1968 48 11 16 21 22.9 [13]
Lee, GordonGordon Lee  England May 1968 January 1974 258 94 80 84 36.4 Fourth Division promotion [14]
Sproson, RoyRoy Sproson  England January 1974 October 1977 174 52 59 63 29.9 [15]
Harper, ColinColin Harper caretaker  England October 1977 17 November 1977
Smith, BobbyBobby Smith  England 17 November 1977 17 May 1978 34 6 15 13 17.6 [16]
Butler, DennisDennis Butler  England 17 May 1978 30 August 1979 49 14 14 21 28.6 [17]
Bloor, AlanAlan Bloor  England 30 August 1979 1 December 1979 18 5 4 9 27.8 [18]
Bentley, BillBill Bentley caretaker  England 1 December 1979 December 1979
McGrath, JohnJohn McGrath  England December 1979 5 December 1983 203 73 57 73 36.0 Fourth Division promotion
Rudge, JohnJohn Rudge  England 5 December 1983 18 January 1999 748 278 212 258 37.2 Third Division runners-up
Third Division play-offs
Fourth Division promotion
League Trophy winners
[19]
Dearden, BillBill Dearden
Grew, MarkMark Grew caretaker
 England
 England
18 January 1999 22 January 1999 0 0 0 0 [20]
Horton, BrianBrian Horton  England 22 January 1999 12 February 2004 262 84 67 111 32.1 League Trophy winners [21]
Foyle, MartinMartin Foyle  England 13 February 2004 26 September 2007 184 68 34 82 37.0 [22]
Glover, DeanDean Glover caretaker  England 26 September 2007 5 November 2007 8 2 1 5 25.0 [23]
Sinnott, LeeLee Sinnott  England 5 November 2007 22 September 2008 44 9 11 24 20.5 [24]
Glover, DeanDean Glover
Porter, AndyAndy Porter
caretaker
 England
 England
23 September 2008 6 October 2008 2 0 0 2 0 [23]
Glover, DeanDean Glover  England 6 October 2008 2 May 2009 39 12 8 19 30.8 [23]
Adams, MickyMicky Adams (first spell)  England 5 June 2009 30 December 2010 81 35 27 19 43.2 [25]
Grew, MarkMark Grew
Horsfield, GeoffGeoff Horsfield
caretaker
 England
 England
30 December 2010 6 January 2011 2 1 0 1 50.0 [20][26]
Gannon, JimJim Gannon  Republic of Ireland 6 January 2011 21 March 2011 15 4 4 7 26.7 [27]
Grew, MarkMark Grew caretaker  England 21 March 2011 8 May 2011 10 2 4 4 20.0 [20]
Adams, MickyMicky Adams (second spell)  England 13 May 2011 18 September 2014 166 67 37 62 40.4 League Two promotion [25]
Page, RobRob Page  Wales 18 September 2014 19 May 2016 93 35 20 38 37.6 [28]
Ribeiro, BrunoBruno Ribeiro  Portugal 20 June 2016 26 December 2016 29 10 6 13 34.5 [29]
Brown, MichaelMichael Brown  England 26 December 2016 16 September 2017 34 6 9 19 17.6 [30]
Kelly, DavidDavid Kelly
Morgan, ChrisChris Morgan
caretaker
 Republic of Ireland
 England
16 September 2017 4 October 2017 4 1 1 2 25.0 [31]
Aspin, NeilNeil Aspin  England 4 October 2017 Present 0 0 0 0 0.0 [32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sam Gleaves management career statistics at Soccerbase
  2. ^ Harry Myatt management career statistics at Soccerbase
  3. ^ a b Tom Holford management career statistics at Soccerbase
  4. ^ Joe Schofield management career statistics at Soccerbase
  5. ^ a b Tom Morgan management career statistics at Soccerbase
  6. ^ Warney Cresswell management career statistics at Soccerbase
  7. ^ Billy Frith management career statistics at Soccerbase
  8. ^ Gordon Hodgson management career statistics at Soccerbase
  9. ^ Ivor Powell management career statistics at Soccerbase
  10. ^ a b Freddie Steele management career statistics at Soccerbase
  11. ^ Norman Low management career statistics at Soccerbase
  12. ^ Jackie Mudie management career statistics at Soccerbase
  13. ^ Stanley Matthews management career statistics at Soccerbase
  14. ^ Gordon Lee management career statistics at Soccerbase
  15. ^ Roy Sproson management career statistics at Soccerbase
  16. ^ Bobby Smith management career statistics at Soccerbase
  17. ^ Dennis Butler management career statistics at Soccerbase
  18. ^ Alan Bloor management career statistics at Soccerbase
  19. ^ John Rudge management career statistics at Soccerbase
  20. ^ a b c Mark Grew management career statistics at Soccerbase
  21. ^ Brian Horton management career statistics at Soccerbase
  22. ^ Martin Foyle management career statistics at Soccerbase
  23. ^ a b c Dean Glover management career statistics at Soccerbase
  24. ^ Lee Sinnott management career statistics at Soccerbase
  25. ^ a b Micky Adams management career statistics at Soccerbase
  26. ^ "Managers Geoff Horsfield". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  27. ^ Jim Gannon management career statistics at Soccerbase
  28. ^ Robert Page management career statistics at Soccerbase
  29. ^ Bruno Ribeiro management career statistics at Soccerbase
  30. ^ Michael Brown management career statistics at Soccerbase
  31. ^ Chris Morgan management career statistics at Soccerbase
  32. ^ Neil Aspin management career statistics at Soccerbase