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.

Jack Addenbrooke

Games Managed: 859

Breakdown: 798 League, 61 FA Cup

Birthplace: Wolverhampton

Birth Date: June 6, 1865 Died: September 7, 1922

First Game: Wolves 1 Derby 0; September 1, 1896

Last Game: Hull 2 Wolves 0; May 6, 1922

Stan Cullis

Games Managed: 748

Breakdown: 680 League, 51 FA Cup, 12 Europe, 5 Charity Shield

Birthplace: Ellesmere Port

Birth Date: October 25, 1916 Died: February 27, 2001

First Game: Wolves 2 Birmingham 2; August 21, 1948

Last Game: Wolves 4 West Ham 3; September 14, 1964

Major Frank Buckley

Games Managed: 542

Breakdown: 507 League, 35 FA Cup

Birthplace: Urmston, Manchester

Birth Date: November 9, 1882 Died: December 21, 1964

First Game: Wolves 2 Manchester City 2; August 27, 1927

Last Game: Blackpool 2 Wolves 1; Sept 2, 1939

Graham Turner

Games Managed: 412

Breakdown: 346 League, 17 FA Cup, 19 League Cup, 30 Other

Birthplace: Ellesmere Port

Birth Date: October 5, 1947

First Game: Wolves 2 Tranmere 1; October 11, 1986

Last Game: Portsmouth 3 Wolves 0; March 15, 1994

Bill McGarry

Games Managed: 410

Breakdown: 328 League, 21 FA Cup, 25 League Cup, 18 Europe, 18 Other

Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent

Birth Date: June 10, 1927 Died: March 15, 2005

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

Mick McCarthy

Games Managed: 270

Breakdown: 239 League, 16 FA Cup, 13 League Cup, 2 Other

Birthplace: Barnsley

Birth Date: February 7, 1959

First Game: Plymouth 1 Wolves 1; August 5, 2006

Last Game: Wolves 1 Albion 5; February 12, 2012

Nuno Espirito Santo

Games Managed: 199

Breakdown: 160 League, 13 FA Cup, 9 League Cup, 17 Other

Birthplace: Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe

Birth Date: January 25, 1974

First Game: Wolves 1 Middlesbrough 0; August 5, 2017

Last Game: Wolves 1 Manchester United 2; May 23, 2021

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