List of West Bromwich Albion F.C. managers

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Fred Everiss was West Bromwich Albion's secretary-manager for a league record 46 years.

The following is a list of West Bromwich Albion managers from the founding of West Bromwich Albion F.C. in 1878 until the present. It includes both those who have been in permanent charge as well as caretaker managers.

All managers prior to 1948 were given the title secretary-manager, and dates for appointment of these should be taken only as approximate, although the years should be correct. The first secretary-manager was Louis Ford in 1890. Fred Everiss served as Albion's secretary-manager during 1902–1948, his 46 years in the post constituting a league record. A high turnover of managers at the club since then has meant that no-one has come close to this length of service, with 28 full-time managers having been appointed in the period 1948–2006.[1]

The full-time post of manager was created in 1948, with Jack Smith the first to take up the position. Albion's longest serving full-time manager was Vic Buckingham, who led the club for six years and in 1953–54 guided the club to victory in the FA Cup and a runners-up spot in the league.

From the 2009–10 season the title of manager was changed to head coach.

Managers/Head coaches[edit]

Only competitive matches are counted. As of 31 March 2018

Name Nationality From To P W D L Win % Honours Notes
Louis Ford  England 1 August 1890 31 May 1892 58 18 10 30 31.03 FA Cup winners 1892 [2]
Henry Jackson  England 1 August 1892 31 May 1894 62 26 9 27 41.94 [2]
Edward Stephenson  England 1 August 1894 31 May 1895 36 14 5 17 38.89 FA Cup runners-up 1895 [2]
Clement Keys  England 1 August 1895 31 May 1896 38 10 9 19 26.32 [2]
Frank Heaven  England 1 August 1896 1 August 1902 214 86 45 83 40.19 Division Two winners 1901–02 [2]
Fred Everiss  England 1 August 1902 31 May 1948 1520 656 331 533 43.16 Division Two winners 1910–11, FA Cup runners-up 1912, 1935, Division One winners 1919–20, Division One runners-up 1924–25, Division Two runners-up 1930–31, FA Cup winners 1931 [2][3]
Jack Smith  Wales 1 July 1948 30 April 1952 179 70 46 63 39.11 Division Two runners-up 1948–49 [4]
Jesse Carver  England 1 May 1952 1 February 1953 29 16 4 9 55.17
Vic Buckingham  England 1 February 1953 31 May 1959 301 130 78 93 43.19 Division One runners-up 1953–54, FA Cup winners 1954 [5]
Gordon Clark  England 1 June 1959 1 October 1961 99 42 18 39 42.42
Archie Macaulay  Scotland 1 October 1961 1 April 1963 67 26 18 23 38.81
Jimmy Hagan  England 1 April 1963 31 May 1967 201 78 49 74 38.81 League Cup winners 1966, League Cup runners-up 1967
Alan Ashman  England 1 June 1967 1 June 1971 182 64 49 69 35.16 FA Cup winners 1968, League Cup runners-up 1970
Don Howe  England 8 July 1971 7 April 1975 165 52 46 67 31.52
Brian Whitehouse  England 7 April 1975 14 June 1975 3 2 0 1 66.67 [6][7]
Johnny Giles  Ireland 5 July 1975 21 May 1977 85 36 27 22 42.35 [8]
Ronnie Allen  England 21 June 1977 22 December 1977 20 9 7 4 45.00
John Wile  England 23 December 1977 11 January 1978 4 1 1 2 25.00 [6][8][9][10]
Ron Atkinson  England 12 January 1978 9 June 1981 159 70 53 36 44.03
Ronnie Allen  England 1 July 1981 1 May 1982 37 9 11 17 24.32
Ron Wylie  Scotland 27 July 1982 13 February 1984 69 24 16 29 34.78
Johnny Giles  Ireland 14 February 1984 29 September 1985 74 24 15 35 32.43
Nobby Stiles  England 29 September 1985 1 February 1986 21 3 8 10 14.29
Ron Saunders  England 14 February 1986 2 September 1987 64 14 19 31 21.88
Ron Atkinson  England 3 September 1987 12 October 1988 53 15 15 23 28.30
Brian Talbot  England 13 October 1988 1 November 1988 4 4 0 0 100.00 [6][8]
Brian Talbot  England 2 November 1988 8 January 1991 114 34 39 41 29.82 [8]
Stuart Pearson  England 9 January 1991 25 February 1991 6 2 1 3 33.33 [6]
Bobby Gould  England 25 February 1991 5 May 1992 66 22 23 21 33.33
Osvaldo Ardiles  Argentina 8 May 1992 19 June 1993 55 30 11 14 54.55 Division Two play-off winners 1992–93
Keith Burkinshaw  England 19 June 1993 17 October 1994 64 15 19 30 23.44
Alan Buckley  England 20 October 1994 22 January 1997 118 39 34 45 33.05
Arthur Mann  Scotland 21 January 1997 5 February 1997 3 1 1 1 33.33 [6]
Ray Harford  England 6 February 1997 4 December 1997 40 19 7 14 47.50
Richie Barker  England 5 December 1997 12 December 1997 1 1 0 0 100.00 [6]
John Trewick  England 13 December 1997 23 December 1997 2 0 0 2 0.00 [6]
Denis Smith  England 24 December 1997 27 July 1999 74 22 20 32 29.73 [11][12][13]
Cyrille Regis &
John Gorman
 England
 Scotland
28 July 1999 2 August 1999 0 0 0 0 n/a [6]
Brian Little  England 3 August 1999 6 March 2000 41 8 18 15 19.51
Cyrille Regis &
Allan Evans
 England
 Scotland
7 March 2000 8 March 2000 1 1 0 0 100.00 [6]
Gary Megson  England 9 March 2000 26 October 2004 221 94 50 77 42.53 Division One runners-up 2001–02, 2003–04 [14]
Frank Burrows  Scotland 27 October 2004 8 November 2004 2 0 1 1 0.00 [6][15]
Bryan Robson  England 9 November 2004 18 September 2006 81 19 24 38 23.46 [16]
Nigel Pearson  England 19 September 2006 17 October 2006 4 3 1 0 75.00 [6][17]
Craig Shakespeare  England 17 October 2006 17 October 2006 1 1 0 0 100.00 [6][18]
Tony Mowbray  England 18 October 2006 16 June 2009 140 57 32 51 40.71 Football League Championship winners 2007–08 [19]
Roberto Di Matteo  Italy 30 June 2009 6 February 2011 82 40 19 23 48.78 Football League Championship runners up 2009–10 [20][21]
Michael Appleton  England 6 February 2011 14 February 2011 1 0 1 0 0.00 [6][22]
Roy Hodgson  England 14 February 2011 1 May 2012 54 20 13 21 37.04 [23]
Steve Clarke  Scotland 12 June 2012 14 December 2013 60 19 15 26 31.67 [24]
Keith Downing  England 14 December 2013 11 January 2014 6 1 3 2 16.67 [6][25]
Pepe Mel  Spain 9 January 2014 12 May 2014 17 3 6 8 17.65 [26]
Alan Irvine  Scotland 14 June 2014 29 December 2014 22 5 6 11 22.73 [27]
Rob Kelly  England 29 December 2014 1 January 2015 1 0 1 0 0.00 [6][28]
Tony Pulis  Wales 1 January 2015 20 November 2017 121 36 36 49 29.75 [29]
Gary Megson  England 20 November 2017 29 November 2017 2 0 2 0 0.00 [14][6]
Alan Pardew  England 29 November 2017 2 April 2018 21 3 5 13 14.3 [30]
Darren Moore  Jamaica 2 April 2018 present 14 8 3 3 57.12 [6][31]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Ronnie Allen, Ron Atkinson and Johnny Giles all served as manager during two separate spells at Albion, thus are each counted twice in this total.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Secretary-manager
  3. ^ Longest serving manager or secretary-manager
  4. ^ First dedicated, full-time manager
  5. ^ Longest serving full-time manager
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Caretaker manager(s)
  7. ^ Robson pp. 26–27
  8. ^ a b c d Player-manager
  9. ^ Matthews (2005) p. 257
  10. ^ Matthews (2007) p. 332
  11. ^ Moore, David (24 December 1997). "Football: Albion job for Smith". Daily Mirror. London. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Denis Smith". League Managers Association. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  13. ^ "West Bromwich Albion 1997–1998: Results". Statto Organisation. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
    "West Bromwich Albion 1998–1999: Results". Statto Organisation. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Gary Megson's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  15. ^ "Frank Burrows's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
  16. ^ "Bryan Robson's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
  17. ^ "Nigel Pearson's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
  18. ^ "Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom". BBC Sport. 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
  19. ^ "Tony Mowbray's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 2008-03-26.
  20. ^ "Roberto Di Matteo's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
  21. ^ Di Matteo's role is head coach, not manager.
  22. ^ "Michael Appleton's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  23. ^ "Roy Hodgson's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  24. ^ "Steve Clarke's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  25. ^ "Keith Downing's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  26. ^ "Pepe Mel's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  27. ^ "Alan Irvine's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  28. ^ "Rob Kelly's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  29. ^ "Tony Pulis' managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  30. ^ "Alan Pardew's managerial career". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  31. ^ Current Head coach. Statistics updated after West Bromwich Albion vs Stoke City on 1st September 2018

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