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Manchester United Manager History and Statistics

Manager history and statistics from all current and previous Manchester United Managers

Manchester United Manager History

Manchester United have had 21 managers to date and the clubs combined manager totals are 2,539 wins,1,235 draws and 1,357 losses from 5,131 total first class games played.

Trigger Happy Chairmen?

Manchester United managers average 214 games per spell.

José Mourinho has reached 29 games this spell.

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All Manchester United Managers

José Mourinho2016Now016762955.17
Louis van Gaal20142016054262410451.92
Ryan Giggs (caretaker)201420140211450.00
David Moyes201320141279155152.94
Alex Ferguson1986201338895338267150059.67
Ron Atkinson198119863146796729250.00
Dave Sexton19771981176645619638.78
Tommy Docherty197219772108586623246.55
Frank O'Farrell1971197202922267737.66
Matt Busby19701971011382250.00
Wilf McGuinness1969197003232238736.78
Jimmy Murphy 219581958057102222.73
Matt Busby1945196913570268301113950.04
Walter Crickmer 11944194500000
Jimmy Porter 11938194401117164425.00
Walter Crickmer 119371938119763259.38
Scott Duncan 519321937188508522339.46
Walter Crickmer 3193119320189204738.30
Herbert Bamlett 3 419271931057438218231.32
Clarence Hilditch 619261927097143030.00
John Chapman19211926187607722438.84
John Robson19141921036384712129.75
Ernest Mangnall1900191262429014047251.27

1 There is some confusion concerning when Walter Crickmer and Jimmy Porter were manager. Dates are hard to come by, but this article and these results suggest Jimmy Porter was in charge for the 1938/39 season. There is also a Spectator article from 1957, which says that Matt Busby is a welcome escape from Jimmy Porter. There was a character named Jimmy Porter in a play from the period, so the author of the Spectator article may have used this reference cleverly, to allude to both this character and the former Manchester United manager. Crickmer was primarily club secretary and never officially held the title of Manager of Manchester United, so it's most likely he filled in between appointments.

2 Jimmy Murphy was caretaker manager until the end of the season whilst Matt Busby recovered from his injuries in the Munich air disaster.

3 The Friday 10th April 1931 issues of the Hull Daily Mail, Western Daily Press and Western Morning News report Bamlett's departure and replacement with Crickmer. The 6th April issue of the Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser states that United were relegated after their game against Sunderland on 4th April, so we have taken this to be Bamlett's last game.

4 The 2nd April 1927 edition of the Dundee Courier states that Herbert Bamlett had been appointed manager with effect from April the 5th.

5 The 15th July 1932 edition of the Evening Telegraph states that Scott Duncan will be manager with effect from the 1st August.

6 The 9th October 1926 edition of the Nottingham Evening Post states that Hilditch was made manager the previous day.