Managers

Elsewhere on this website is the Legends section detailing all the men who have played 200 or more senior matches for Wolverhampton Wanderers. We are now delighted to take the wraps off our Managers area, in which we list the club’s 11 longest-serving bosses – in other words, the only ones to have overseen 100 or more matches from the hot seat. Again, figures relate only to recognised peace-time competitions, with wartime football excluded, as are friendlies and the various local knock-outs launched in the 19th century. The number above the individual’s name is his position in the list of longest servants while the number on the same line as his name is the total of Wolves games of which he was in charge. In the listing of ‘other teams managed’, there may be some blurring between posts stated in some record books as coaching positions and others which were very much the top job. We have endeavoured, as ever, to be as accurate as possible but will gladly listen to anyone who begs to differ.

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Name: Jack Addenbrooke 859
Birthplace: Wolverhampton
Birthdate: June 6, 1865
Died: September 7, 1922
Games in charge of (breakdown): 798 League, 61 FA Cup
First game: Wolves 1 Derby 0; September 1, 1896
Last game: Hull 2 Wolves 0; May 6, 1922
Other teams managed: None
2
Name: Stan Cullis 748
Birthplace: Ellesmere Port
Birthdate: October 25, 1916
Died: February 27, 2001
Games in charge of (breakdown): 680 League, 51 FA Cup, 12 Europe, 5 Charity Shield
First game: Wolves 2 Birmingham 2; August 21, 1948
Last game: Wolves 4 West Ham 3; September 14, 1964
Other teams managed: Birmingham
3
Name: Major Frank Buckley 542
Birthplace: Urmston, Manchester
Birthdate: November 9, 1882
Died: December 21, 1964
Games in charge of (breakdown): 507 League, 35 FA Cup
First game: Wolves 2 Manchester City 2; August 27, 1927
Last game: Blackpool 2 Wolves 1; Sept 2, 1939
Other teams managed: Norwich, Blackpool, Notts County, Hull, Leeds, Walsall
4
Name: Graham Turner 412
Birthplace: Ellesmere Port
Birthdate: October 5, 1947
Games in charge of (breakdown): 346 League, 17 FA Cup, 19 League Cup, 30 Other
First game: Wolves 2 Tranmere 1; October 11, 1986
Last game: Portsmouth 3 Wolves 0; March 15, 1994
Other teams managed: Shrewsbury (twice), Aston Villa, Hereford
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Name: Bill McGarry 410
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent
Birthdate: June 10, 1927
Died: March 15, 2005
Games in charge of (breakdown): 328 League, 21 FA Cup, 25 League Cup, 18 Europe, 18 Other
First game: Manchester United 2 Wolves 0; November 30, 1968 and Bolton 4 Wolves 1; September 7, 1985
Last game: Wolves 1 Liverpool 3; May 4, 1976 and Wolves 2 Darlington 1; November 2, 1985
Other teams managed: Bournemouth (player-manager), Watford, Ipswich, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Newcastle, Power Dynamo, Zambia, Bophuthatswana
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