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Template:ImportThis is a list of Arsenal Football Club's managers and their records, from 1897, when the first professional manager was appointed, to the present day.

HistoryEdit

Although the club was founded in 1886, it wasn't until 1897 did the club appoint a permanent manager in charge of first-team affairs, with Thomas Mitchell being universally recognised as Arsenal's first professional manager. While Sam Hollis is credited by some sources as being Arsenal's first "manager" (in an amateur capacity) three years earlier in 1894, others claim he was only the club's trainer. and many sources, including the club's own official history, make no mention of Hollis and state that Mitchell was Arsenal's first manager.

The role was known originally as "secretary-manager", as the manager also managed the club's affairs off the pitch as well as on it. However following the death of Tom Whittaker in 1956, the role was split and all in the role, from then to this day, have been given the title of manager and concentrated mainly on first-team affairs.

RecordsEdit

There have been eighteen permanent and four caretaker managers of Arsenal since 1897; one caretaker (Stewart Houston) has managed the club in two separate spells. The longest-running manager both in terms of time and in terms of games is current manager Arsène Wenger (1996–). Wenger is also Arsenal's only manager from outside Great Britain or Ireland and is Arsenal's most successful permanent manager in terms of percentage of wins with 57.36%, while Leslie Knighton is Arsenal's least successful (34.46%). Two Arsenal managers have died in the job - Herbert Chapman and Tom Whittaker.

StatisticsEdit

Information correct as of October 4 2008. Only competitive matches are counted. Wins, losses and draws are results at the final whistle; the results of penalty shoot-outs are not counted.

NameNationalityFromToPWDLGFGAWin%Honours
Thomas Mitchell Template:Flagicon August 1897 March 1898 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
George Elcoat Template:Flagicon March 1898 May 1899 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
Harry Bradshaw Template:Flagicon August 1899 May 1904 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
Phil Kelso Template:Flagicon July 1904 9 February 1908 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
George Morrell Template:Flagicon 10 February 1908 19 April 1915 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
James McEwen* Template:Flagicon 19 April 1915 c. 10 April 1919 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:0
Leslie Knighton Template:Flagicon c. 10 April 1919 16 May 1925 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
Herbert Chapman Template:Flagicon 11 June 1925 6 January 1934 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts 2 First Division Championships, 1 FA Cup, 3 Charity Shields
Joe Shaw* Template:Flagicon 6 January 1934 28 May 1934 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts 1 First Division Championship
George Allison Template:Flagicon 28 May 1934 31 May 1947 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts 2 First Division Championships, 1 FA Cup, 1 Charity Shield
Tom Whittaker Template:Flagicon 2 June 1947 24 October 1956 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts 2 First Division Championships, 1 FA Cup, 2 Charity Shields
Jack CraystonTemplate:Flagicon 24 October 1956 19 May 1958 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
George Swindin Template:Flagicon 21 June 1958 1 May 1962 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
Billy Wright Template:Flagicon 1 May 1962 13 June 1966 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
Bertie MeeTemplate:Flagicon 20 June 1966 4 May 1976 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts 1 First Division Championship, 1 FA Cup, 1 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Terry Neill Template:Flagicon 9 July 1976 16 December 1983 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts 1 FA Cup
Don HoweTemplate:Flagicon 16 December 1983 22 March 1986 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
Steve Burtenshaw* Template:Flagicon 23 March 1986 14 May 1986 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
George Graham Template:Flagicon 14 May 1986 21 February 1995 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts 2 First Division Championships, 1 FA Cup, 2 Football League Cups, 1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 1 Charity Shield
Stewart Houston* Template:Flagicon 21 February 1995 15 June 1995 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
Bruce Rioch Template:Flagicon 15 June 1995 12 August 1996 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
Stewart Houston* Template:Flagicon 12 August 1996 13 September 1996 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
Pat Rice* Template:Flagicon 13 September 1996 30 September 1996 Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts
Arsène Wenger Template:Flagicon 1 October 1996 Present Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:NtsTemplate:!Template:!align=centerTemplate:!Template:Nts Template:Nts 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 4 Charity Shields
Key
* Served as caretaker manager.
† Served as caretaker manager before being appointed permanently.



ReferencesEdit

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