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All-Time Premier League Manager Statistics

Below is an up-to-date list of every* manager to take charge of a Premier League game (click on table twice to get full-size version):

*Data correct as of 12/05/2014
* The list includes caretaker managers
*The official Premier League website does not include Gary McAllister’s short spell in charge of Aston Villa during the 2010-11 season.
*The official Premier League website does not include Phil Thompson’s spell in charge of Liverpool whilst Gérard Houllier underwent emergency heart surgery during the 2001-02 season.
*The official Premier League website claims Egil Olsen was in charge for all 38 games during Wimbledon’s 1999-2000 relegation season. However, the Norwegian departed two games before the end, leaving Terry Burton in charge for the remaining two games.

The above table is sorted alphabetically by forename, with Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Robson appearing amongst the letter ‘S’.

Here’s how managers have fared by nationality in the Premier League:

Some notable Premier League manager statistics:

0 – Jimmy Gabriel (Everton), Neil Adams (Norwich City) and Terry Connor (Wolverhampton Wanderers) are the only three managers to be employed on a permanent basis but fail to win a single game. Gabriel was sacked after 7 games after picking up just 1 point, Adams took 1 point from 5 games as Norwich City were relegated, whilst Connor took Wolves into the Championship with 4 points from 13.
1 – Steve Wigley picked up just 1 win in his 16 in charge of Southampton. This sole victory came against arch-rivals Portsmouth.
3 – Steve Bruce has been promoted to the Premier League on the most occasions (Birmingham City in 2001-02 and 2006–07, and with Hull City in 2012-13).
3 – Dave Bassett has been relegated from the Premier League on the most occasions (Sheffied United in 1993-94, Nottingham Forest in 1996-97, and with Leicester City in 2001-02).
5 – Both Harry Redknapp and Mark Hughes have taken charge of more Premier League clubs than any other managers.
9% – José Mourinho has lost the fewest percentage of matches of managers to have been in charge for at least 20 Premier League matches.
10 – Mick McCarthy collected just 10 points from 37 games in charge of Sunderland in the Premier League.
19% – Norwegian managers Egil Olsen and Ole Gunnar Solskjær have combined for a 19% win record – the lowest win rate for any nationality.
20% – Mick McCarthy has the lowest win percentage of managers to be in charge of at least 100 Premier League.
21 – There have been managers of 21 different nationalities take charge in the Premier League.
41 – Les Reed was in charge of Charlton Athletic for a record short spell of just 41 days between 14 November and 24 December 2006.
64% – Portuguese managers have the highest win percentage of nationalities to have had at least 2 managers feature in the Premier League (Manuel Pellegrini is the only Chilean to be in charge, has a 70% win record).
70% – José Mourinho has the highest win percentage amongst managers to have completed at least one full season in the Premier League. The Portuguese manager who is currently in his second spell in charge of Chelsea has won 99 of his 141 Premier League games.
78% – Brian Laws has the highest loss percentage of managers to be in charge for at least 10 matches. After replacing Owen Coyle at Burnely, Laws lost 14 of his 18 matches in charge taking the Clarets back into the Championship.
85% – Guus Hiddink has the highest win percentage amongst managers to have taken charge of at least 10 games in the Premier League. The temporary Chelsea manager won 11 of his 13 games in charge towards the end of the 2009-10 season.
100% – Pat Rice (3 games), Jim Barron (1 game) and John Carver (1 game) all have a 100% win rate, all as caretaker managers.
100 – 14 different managers have all won at least 100 games (Sir Alex Ferguson (528), Arsène Wenger (382), Harry Redknapp (231), David Moyes (184), Rafael Benítez (141), Martin O’Neill (130), Sam Allardyce (129), Gérard Houllier (118), Kevin Keegan (116), Kenny Dalglish (115), David O’Leary (112), Alan Curbishley (108), George Graham (103) and Mark Hughes (102).
224 – Harry Redknapp has lost the most Premier League games.
528 – Sir Alex Ferguson has won the most as a manager in the Premier League. The Manchester United legend won 65% of his in charge before retiring at the end of the 2012-13 season.
810 – Sir Alex Ferguson has overseen the most Premier League as manager.
3371 – English managers have lost more matches (3,371) than they have won (2,628).

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  1. Keith Pople

    8 October 2019 at 05:29

    Alphabetical is not much use. Needs formatting and filtering – points, points per game. Then the table from most successful to least.

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