Our Previous Managers

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A list of all our managers over the years... It is not quite conclusive, there are some dates and caretaker positions still to add, like Tony book's other stints as manager for example. I will also be researching the managers overall match records...
Name Start Date End Date Match Record
Roberto Mancini 19/12/2009 00/00/0000
Brought us silverware!...
Mark Hughes 03/06/2008 16/12/2009
Gone for christmas?
Sven Goran Eriksson 00/08/2007 00/06/2008
Stuart Pearce 11/03/2005 14/05/2007
Pearce's commitment to the Job could never be Questioned, as Passionate a manager as he was a player. Did Ok with very limited funds.
Kevin Keegan 00/06/2001 09/03/2005 Has a Written Profile!
KK brought a sustained presence in the Premier, but became devoid of ideas after squandering millions.
Joe Royle 18/02/1998 20/06/2001
Big Joe brought us back from the brink, but eventually we became too defensive and we began to sink again.
Frank Clark 29/12/1996 17/02/1998 Has a Written Profile!
the 5th new manager of the season... Lasted just over a year before being shown the revolving door...
Phil Neal 08/11/1996 29/12/1996
Phil Neal's Caretaker position nearly lasted longer than Previous manager Coppell's time at the City helm.
Steve Coppell 07/10/1996 08/11/1996
Coppell arrived in a blaze of glory, he Seemed to age 35years in one month, and then limply whimpered off.
Asa Hartford 26/08/1996 07/10/1996
Caretaker Position
Alan Ball 02/06/1995 26/08/1996 Has a Written Profile!
Alan Ball is a football genius... when he was a player that is, NOT as a manager. Has to be one of the worst managers we have ever had.
Brian Horton 28/09/1993 16/06/1995 Has a Written Profile!
Horton did well with very limited resources, still has very strong ties with us by turning up on many Supporters Clubs events.
Peter Reid 15/11/1990 26/08/1993 Has a Written Profile!
Took over from mentor Howard Kendall, achieved two top-five finishes and 9th but then fell foul of the chairman and was dismissed.
Howard Kendall 06/12/1989 05/11/1990 Has a Written Profile!
Less than a year as City manager, rescues us from impending relegation then returns to Everton in a shock move.
Mel Machin 01/05/1987 30/11/1989
Jimmy Frizzell 01/10/1986 01/05/1987
Billy McNeil 30/06/1983 22/09/1986
John Benson 03/02/1983 07/06/1983
John Bond 01/10/1980 03/02/1983
Malcolm Allison 00/01/1979 00/10/1980
Tony Book 12/04/1974 00/07/1979
Ron Saunders 00/11/1973 00/04/1974
Johnny Hart 00/05/1973 00/11/1973
Malcolm Allison 00/10/1971 00/03/1973
Joe Mercer OBE 00/07/1965 00/06/1972
The best manager we ever had?
George Poyser 00/05/1963 00/04/1965
Les McDowall 00/06/1950 00/05/1963
John Thomson 00/07/1947 00/02/1950
Sam Cowens 00/11/1946 00/06/1947
Wilf Wild 00/03/1932 00/11/1946
Peter Hodge 00/00/1926 00/00/1932
David Ashton 00/00/1924 00/00/1926
Ernest Mangnal 00/00/1912 00/00/1924
Harry Newbould 00/00/1906 00/00/1912
Tom Maly 00/00/1902 00/00/1906
Sam Ormerod 00/00/1895 00/00/1902
Joshua Parlby 00/00/1893 00/00/1895
Lawernce Furniss 00/00/1889 00/00/1893