List of Swansea City A.F.C. managers

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This is a list of Swansea City A.F.C. managers and their records from 1912, when the club was founded and their first professional manager appointed, to the present day.

History[edit]

The first manager to be appointed to Swansea Town was Walter Whittaker. In the club's first season, Whittaker led Swansea to their first Welsh Cup win. The club's most recent permanent manager is Steve Cooper. Swansea have had forty-four permanent managers (of whom six have been player-managers), and four caretaker managers, one of whom has served twice. Haydn Green is Swansea's longest serving manager, having held the position for 8 years, 123 days spanning World War II. Statistically, Roberto Martínez is Swansea's most successful manager with a 50% winning percentage in all competitive games. As a player-manager, John Toshack guided Swansea City to three promotions in four years, from the Fourth Division to the First Division. Swansea finished the 1981–81 season in sixth place – their highest ever league position. There have been three managers hired on a 'permanent' basis (Kevin Cullis, Jimmy Rimmer and Micky Adams) who had winless records during their brief stints at Swansea that spanned less than four weeks between all three of them, in two separate periods of 1996 and 1997.

List of managers[edit]

  • Figures correct as of 31 January 2018. Includes all competitive matches

This list of all managers includes performance records and honours.
P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost

Picture Name Nationality From To Time in Charge P W D L Win% Honours Ref.
Walter Whittaker  England 1 August 1912 31 May 1914 1 year, 303 days 2 1 0 1 050.00 1 Welsh Cup [1]
William Bartlett  England 1 August 1914 31 May 1915 303 days 3 1 1 1 033.33 [2]
Joe Bradshaw  England 1 August 1919 1 May 1926 6 years, 273 days 272 128 73 71 047.06 1 Third Division South Championship [3]
Jimmy Thomson  England 1 February 1927 31 May 1931 4 years, 119 days 193 63 46 84 032.64 [4]
Neil Harris  Scotland 1 July 1934 1 May 1939 4 years, 304 days 218 71 49 98 032.57 [5]
Haydn Green  England 1 May 1939 1 September 1947 8 years, 123 days 50 13 9 28 026.00 [6]
Billy McCandless  Northern Ireland 1 November 1948 1 July 1955 6 years, 242 days 294 113 61 120 038.44 1 Third Division South Championship, 1 Welsh Cup [7]
Ronnie Burgess  Wales 1 July 1955 1 August 1958 3 years, 31 days 129 50 22 57 038.76 [8]
Trevor Morris  Wales 1 August 1958 31 May 1965 6 years, 303 days 327 112 77 138 034.25 1 Welsh Cup [9]
Glyn Davies  Wales 1 June 1965 1 October 1966 1 year, 122 days 58 16 15 27 027.59 1 Welsh Cup [10]
Billy Lucas  Wales 1 February 1967 1 March 1969 2 years, 28 days 97 34 24 39 035.05 [11]
Roy Bentley  England 1 August 1969 16 October 1972 3 years, 76 days 153 56 45 52 036.60 1 Fourth Division promotion [12]
Harry Gregg  Northern Ireland 1 November 1972 1 January 1975 2 years, 61 days 101 34 23 44 033.66 [13]
Harry Griffiths  Wales 1 January 1975 29 October 1977 2 years, 301 days 127 54 28 45 042.52 [14]
22 November 1977 1 February 1978 71 days 9 4 2 3 044.44 [14]
John Toshack 2011.jpg John Toshack[nb 1]  Wales 1 February 1978 29 October 1983 5 years, 89 days 251 104 59 88 041.43 1 Fourth Division promotion, 1 Third Division promotion, 1 Second Division promotion, 3 Welsh Cup's [15]
Doug Livermore[nb 2]  England 29 October 1983 21 December 1983 53 days 9 1 1 7 011.11 [16]
John Toshack 2011.jpg John Toshack[nb 1]  Wales 21 December 1983 4 March 1984 74 days 11 2 3 6 018.18 [15]
Les Chappell[nb 2]  England 4 March 1984 16 May 1984 73 days 12 3 2 7 025.00
Colin Appleton  England 16 May 1984 6 December 1984 204 days 22 4 3 15 018.18 [17]
John Bond  England 16 December 1984 20 December 1985 1 year, 4 days 54 15 11 28 027.78 [18]
Tommy Hutchison[nb 1]  Scotland 21 December 1985 1 May 1986 131 days 23 6 7 10 026.09 [19]
Terry Yorath, Wales Team, 1988.jpg Terry Yorath[nb 1]  Wales 12 July 1986 2 February 1989 2 years, 205 days 139 58 35 46 041.73 1 Fourth Division play-off winner, 1 Welsh Cup [20]
Ian Evans  Wales 27 February 1989 13 March 1990 1 year, 14 days 58 15 19 24 025.86 [21]
Terry Yorath, Wales Team, 1988.jpg Terry Yorath  Wales 15 March 1990 21 March 1991 1 year, 6 days 51 15 10 26 029.41 [20]
Frank Burrows  Scotland 21 March 1991 31 July 1995 4 years, 132 days 231 85 65 81 036.80 1 Welsh Cup, 1 Football League Trophy [22]
Bobby Smith  England 1 August 1995 31 July 1996 365 days 49 12 14 23 024.49 [23]
Kevin Cullis  England 8 February 1996 14 February 1996 6 days 2 0 0 2 000.00 [24]
Jimmy Rimmer  England 14 February 1996 22 February 1996 8 days 2 0 1 1 000.00 [25]
Jan Molby.jpg Jan Mølby[nb 1]  Denmark 22 February 1996 8 October 1997 1 year, 228 days 80 31 16 33 038.75 [26]
Micky Adams1.JPG Micky Adams[nb 1]  England 9 October 1997 22 October 1997 13 days 3 0 0 3 000.00 [27]
Alan Cork  England 22 October 1997 30 June 1998 251 days 35 10 10 15 028.57 [28]
John Hollins  England 1 July 1998 12 September 2001 3 years, 73 days 170 63 47 60 037.06 1 Fourth Division Championship [29]
Colin Addison  England 13 September 2001 7 March 2002 175 days 35 11 8 16 031.43 [30]
Roger Freestone[nb 3]  Wales 8 March 2002 20 April 2002 43 days 8 1 2 5 012.50 [31]
Nick Cusack[nb 3]  England 8 March 2002 19 September 2002 195 days 8 2 5 1 025.00 [32]
Brian Flynn  Wales 19 September 2002 18 March 2004 1 year, 181 days 82 28 22 32 034.15 [33]
Alan Curtis[nb 2]  Wales 18 March 2004 5 April 2004 18 days 4 1 1 2 025.00 [34]
Kenny Jackett (05.04.2014).jpg Kenny Jackett  England 5 April 2004 15 February 2007 2 years, 316 days 156 69 40 47 044.23 1 League Two promotion, 1 Football League Trophy [35]
Nugent, Kevin.jpg Kevin Nugent[nb 2]  England 15 February 2007 24 February 2007 9 days 3 0 1 2 000.00 [36]
Roberto Martínez 2010.jpg Roberto Martínez  Spain 24 February 2007 15 June 2009 2 years, 111 days 126 63 37 26 050.00 1 League One Championship [37]
Football against poverty 2014 - Paulo Sousa (cropped) - 2.jpg Paulo Sousa  Portugal 22 June 2009 5 July 2010 1 year, 13 days 49 18 18 13 036.73 [38]
Brendan Rodgers.jpg Brendan Rodgers  Northern Ireland 16 July 2010 1 June 2012 1 year, 321 days 96 43 20 33 044.79 1 Championship play-off winner [39]
Michael Laudrup.jpg Michael Laudrup  Denmark 17 June 2012 4 February 2014 1 year, 232 days 84 29 24 31 034.52 1 Football League Cup [40]
Garry Monk.jpg Garry Monk  England 4 February 2014 9 December 2015 1 year, 308 days 77 28 17 32 036.36 [41]
Alan Curtis[nb 2]  Wales 9 December 2015 18 January 2016 40 days 8 2 2 4 025.00 [42]
Guidolin francesco (1).JPG Francesco Guidolin  Italy 18 January 2016 3 October 2016 259 days 25 9 5 11 036.00 [43]
Bob-bradley-07-04-09.jpg Bob Bradley  United States 3 October 2016 27 December 2016 85 days 11 2 2 7 018.18 [44]
Alan Curtis[nb 2]  Wales 27 December 2016 3 January 2017 7 days 2 1 0 1 050.00 [45]
Paul Clement Real Madrid.jpg Paul Clement  England 3 January 2017 20 December 2017 351 days 37 12 5 20 032.43 [46]
Leon Britton.jpg Leon Britton[nb 2]  England 21 December 2017 28 December 2017 7 days 2 0 1 1 000.00 [47]
Carvalhal.JPG Carlos Carvalhal  Portugal 28 December 2017 18 May 2018 141 days 24 8 8 8 033.33 [48]
Graham Potter 2018.jpg Graham Potter  England 11 June 2018 20 May 2019 343 days 51 21 11 19 041.18 [49]
Steve Cooper  Wales 13 June 2019 Present 0 0 0 0 ! [50]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Player-manager
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Caretaker manager
  3. ^ a b Freestone and Cusack were appointed as co-player-managers.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walter Whittaker". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  2. ^ "William Bartlett". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Joe Bradshaw". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Jimmy Thomson". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Neil Harris". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Haydn Green". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Bill McCandless". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Ron Burgess". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Trevor Morris". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Glyn Davis". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Billy Lucas". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Roy Bentley". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  13. ^ "Harry Gregg". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  14. ^ a b "Harry Griffiths". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  15. ^ a b "John Toshack". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  16. ^ "Doug Livermore". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  17. ^ "Colin Appleton". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  18. ^ "John Bond". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  19. ^ "Tommy Hutchison". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  20. ^ a b "Terry Yorath". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  21. ^ "Ian Evans". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  22. ^ "Frank Burrows". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  23. ^ "Bobby Smith". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  24. ^ "Kevin Cullis". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  25. ^ "Jimmy Rimmer". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  26. ^ "Jan Molby". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  27. ^ "Micky Adams". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  28. ^ "Alan Cork". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  29. ^ "John Hollins". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  30. ^ "Colin Addison". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  31. ^ "Roger Freestone". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  32. ^ "Nick Cusack". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  33. ^ "Brian Flynn". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  34. ^ "Alan Curtis". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  35. ^ "Kenny Jackett". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  36. ^ "Kevin Nugent". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  37. ^ "Roberto Martinez". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  38. ^ "Paulo Sousa". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  39. ^ "Brendan Rodgers". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  40. ^ "Michael Laudrup". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  41. ^ "Garry Monk". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  42. ^ "Alan Curtis". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  43. ^ "Francesco Guidolin". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  44. ^ "Swansea sack Francesco Guidolin and appoint Bob Bradley manager". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  45. ^ "Swansea City: Paul Clement confirmed as third boss of the season". BBC Sport. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  46. ^ "Swansea City: Paul Clement confirmed as third boss of the season". BBC Sport. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  47. ^ "Leon Britton". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  48. ^ "Carlos Carvalhal". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  49. ^ "Graham Potter named new Swansea City manager". BBC Sport. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  50. ^ "Cooper confirmed as new Swans head coach". Swansea City. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.

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