List of Everton F.C. managers

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The following is a list of Everton F.C. managers from the founding of Everton F.C. in 1878 until the present.

William Edward Barclay was the club secretary for Everton's first season in the newly founded Football League but was replaced the following season by Dick Molyneux. Molyneux brought the first title to the club, winning the First Division in the 1890–91 season. He managed the club for eleven seasons before being replaced in 1901 by William C. Cuff who brought further success in the shape of another League title in the 1914–15 season and the club's first FA Cup, a 1–0 victory over Newcastle United at Crystal Palace. Between the First and Second World Wars, the club enjoyed its first prolonged period of success under the guidance of Thomas H. McIntosh. Despite relegation to the Second Division in the 1928–29 season, he led the team to back-to-back Second and First Division championships in 1931 and 1932, the 1933 FA Cup and two successful appearances in the Charity Shield. A fifth league title was secured in 1938–39 while the club was run by committee, while in 1939 Theo Kelly was appointed as the club's first manager after the succession of secretaries and senior coaches who were responsible for team selection.[1][2]

With the pre-War team dispersed, the club struggled to reassert its dominance in the late 1940s and eventually suffered relegation to the Second Division under Cliff Britton in the 1950–51 season. After finishing second in the 1953–54 season, the club returned to the top tier of English football, the level at which they have played ever since. In 1961, the club appointed Harry Catterick as manager who led the club to the league title again in both the 1962–63 and 1969–70 seasons, with the league successes punctuated by another FA Cup triumph, this time a 3–2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley.

The club failed to achieve further league or cup success until the appointment of former Everton player Howard Kendall in 1981. Kendall initially proved unpopular with the Goodison Park crowd, but this was not to last as he led Everton to their most successful season ever winning the European Cup Winners' Cup and the First Division in the 1984–85 season.[3] Following success in the Charity Shield twice and another League championship in 1986–87, Kendall resigned from Everton to manage Spanish side Athletic Bilbao. He returned for two further spells during the 1990s (1990–1993 & 1997–1998) but without such success. Former Everton player and Oldham Athletic manager Joe Royle was appointed in 1994 following the disastrous reign of Mike Walker (1994 for 10 months) winning the FA Cup in the same season. Injury crises and players such as Andrei Kanchelskis being sold led to Royle's resignation in March 1997.[4] Former Rangers manager, Walter Smith, took the position in August 1998, but he failed to transfer the success he had achieved in Scotland. With three bottom-half finishes in his first three seasons, and facing relegation in the 2001–02 season, Smith was sacked. He was replaced by fellow Scot David Moyes who led the club back into European football, finishing fifth in the 2006–07 season. Under Moyes's 11-year managership, the club prospered, qualifying for the Champions League in 2005 and reaching the FA Cup final in 2009. However, the long-awaited trophy that his leadership deserved eluded him. Having stalled on contract renewal discussions, and following the announcement of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement as manager of Manchester United at the end of the 2013 season, Moyes succeeded him at Old Trafford.

Moyes's replacement was Roberto Martínez, the club's first manager from outside Britain and Ireland. After three seasons, the last of which saw Everton return their worst home record in the club's 138-year history, Martínez was sacked in May 2016 and replaced by Ronald Koeman a month later. Koeman was sacked in October 2017 after 16 months in the job following a 5–2 defeat to Arsenal that had dropped the club into the relegation zone.[5] Sam Allardyce was named as Koeman's permanent replacement in November 2017.[6] He was replaced at the end of 2017-18 by Marco Silva, the club's current manager.[7][8]

Managers[edit]

As of 12 April 2019. Only professional, competitive matches are counted.
Name Nationality From To Games W D L Win % Honours[9] Notes
William Edward Barclay Ireland Ireland August 1888 May 1889 22 9 2 11 040.9 [10]
Dick Molyneux  England August 1889 May 1901 386 194 64 128 050.3 1 Division One title [11]
Will Cuff  England August 1901 May 1918 577 275 110 192 047.7 1 Division One title,
1 FA Cup
[12]
W.J. Sawyer  England August 1918 May 1919 0 0 0 0 ! [13][14]
Thomas H. McIntosh  England August 1919 May 1935 719 286 179 254 039.8 2 Division One championships,
1 Division Two championship,
1 FA Cup,
2 Charity Shields
[15]
Committees May 1935 June 1939 180 76 36 68 042.2 1 Division One championship [16]
Theo Kelly  England June 1939 1 September 1948 100 38 19 43 038.0 [16]
Cliff Britton  England 1 September 1948 1 February 1956 344 125 92 127 036.3 [17]
Ian Buchan  Scotland 1 February 1956 1 October 1958 116 38 24 54 032.8 [18]
Johnny Carey  Ireland 1 October 1958 15 April 1961 122 51 22 49 041.8 [19]
Harry Catterick  England 22 April 1961 7 April 1973 594 276 157 161 046.5 2 Division One championships,
1 FA Cup,
2 Charity Shields
[20]
Tom Eggleston*  England 12 April 1973 28 May 1973 6 1 2 3 016.7 [21][22]
Billy Bingham  Northern Ireland 25 August 1973 8 January 1977 172 64 55 53 037.2 [23]
Steve Burtenshaw*  England 10 January 1977 30 January 1977 4 0 2 2 000.0 [21][24]
Gordon Lee  England 1 February 1977 4 May 1981 234 92 72 70 039.3 [25]
Howard Kendall  England May 1981[26] 11 May 1987 338 183 78 77 054.1 2 Division One championships,
1 FA Cup,
1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup,
3 Charity Shields
[27]
Colin Harvey  England 1 August 1987 30 October 1990 170 72 52 46 042.4 1 Charity Shield [28]
Jimmy Gabriel*  Scotland 3 November 1990 3 November 1990 1 1 0 0 100.0 [21][29]
Howard Kendall  England 10 November 1990 4 December 1993 162 63 40 59 038.9 [27]
Jimmy Gabriel*  Scotland 8 December 1993 3 January 1994 7 0 1 6 000.0 [21][29]
Mike Walker  Wales 8 January 1994 5 November 1994 35 6 11 18 017.1 [30]
Joe Royle  England 21 November 1994 27 March 1997 123 48 39 36 039.0 1 FA Cup,
1 Charity Shield
[31][32]
Dave Watson*  England 5 April 1997 11 May 1997 7 1 3 3 014.3 [33][34]
Howard Kendall  England 27 June 1997 10 May 1998 42 11 13 18 026.2 [27]
Walter Smith  Scotland 15 August 1998 10 March 2002 173 56 50 67 032.4 [35]
David Moyes  Scotland 16 March 2002 19 May 2013 516 217 139 160 042.1 [36]
Roberto Martínez  Spain 17 August 2013 12 May 2016 140 60 39 41 042.9
David Unsworth*  England 15 May 2016 15 May 2016 1 1 0 0 100.0
Ronald Koeman  Netherlands 14 June 2016 23 October 2017 58 24 14 20 041.4
David Unsworth*  England 24 October 2017 30 November 2017 8 2 1 5 025
Sam Allardyce  England 30 November 2017 16 May 2018 26 10 7 9 038.5
Marco Silva  Portugal 31 May 2018 Present 48 20 11 17 041.7

* indicates caretaker manager

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Managers". Everton F.C. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2007.
  3. ^ "Managers – Howard Kendall". Everton F.C. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
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  5. ^ "Ronald Koeman: Everton sack manager after Arsenal defeat". BBC Sport. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11671/11149015/everton-confirm-sam-allardyce-will-become-new-manager
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  8. ^ "Marco Silva: New Everton boss seeks 'great connection' between players and fans". BBC Sport. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Honours and records". Everton F.C. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2007.
  10. ^ "W.E. Barclay's managerial statistics". Soccerbase. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2007.
  11. ^ "Dick Molyneux's managerial statistics". Soccerbase. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2007.
  12. ^ "William Cuff's managerial statistics". Soccerbase. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2007.
  13. ^ "W.J. Sawyer's managerial statistics". Soccerbase. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2007.
  14. ^ The First World War prevented W.J. Sawyer from managing the team in any competitive matches.
  15. ^ "Thomas H. McIntosh's managerial statistics". Soccerbase. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2007.
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  17. ^ "Cliff Britton's managerial statistics". Soccerbase. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2007.
  18. ^ "Ian Buchan's managerial statistics". Soccerbase. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2007.
  19. ^ "Johnny Carey's managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Retrieved 30 November 2007.
  20. ^ "Harry Catterick's managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  21. ^ a b c d Caretaker manager.
  22. ^ "Tom Eggleston's managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  23. ^ "Billy Bingham's managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Retrieved 20 November 2007.
  24. ^ "Steve Burtenshaw's managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  25. ^ "Gordon Lee's managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Retrieved 20 November 2007.
  26. ^ "Why Sharp's fears were unfounded". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  27. ^ a b c "Howard Kendall's managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  28. ^ "Colin Harvey's managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  29. ^ a b "Everton Manager Stats Jimmy Gabriel". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  30. ^ "Mike Walker's managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  31. ^ "Joe Royle's managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  32. ^ "Joe Royle's managerial statistics". Soccerbase. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2007.
  33. ^ Player-manager/caretaker.
  34. ^ "Dave Watson's managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  35. ^ "Walter Smith's managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  36. ^ "David Moyes' managerial statistics". Everton F.C. Retrieved 21 November 2007.

External links[edit]

  • Official website – all dates taken from this site reflect the manager's first and last games rather than their dates of appointment and departure.