Leeds United Managers


Dick Ray was Leeds Uniteds first ever manager, invited to become a member of the original committee that was elected to manage the new Leeds United following Leeds Citys expulsion from the Football League in October 1919. He was appointed the clubs first manager in the 1919–20 Midland League season, before Arthur Fairclough was appointed as his successor for their first season in Division Two. Ray worked as Faircloughs assistant, before leaving Elland Road in June 1923. When Arthur Fairclough resigned following Leeds Uniteds relegation into the Second Division at the end of 1926–27, the Leeds board recalled Ray as manager in July 1927.

Manager Dates
P
W
D
L
PPG*
Win%
Arthur Fairclough Feb 1920 - May 1927
309
111
77
121
1.32
35.92%
Dick Ray Jun 1927 - Mar 1935
342
143
72
127
1.47
41.81%
Billy Hampson Jul 1935 - Apr 1947
217
70
47
100
1.19
32.26%
Willis Edwards May 1947 - May 1948
48
14
8
26
1.06
29.17%
Major Frank Buckley Jun 1948 - Apr 1953
224
87
63
74
1.44
38.84%
Raich Carter May 1953 - Jun 1958
217
90
51
76
1.52
41.47%
Bill Lambton Aug 1958 - Feb 1959
33
10
8
15
1.19
30.30%
Bob Roxburgh © Mar 1959 - Apr 1959
10
5
1
4
1.60
50.00%
Jack Taylor May 1959 - Mar 1961
81
27
17
37
1.21
33.33%
Don Revie Mar 1961 - Jul 1974
741
396
196
149
1.86
53.44%
Brian Clough Jul 1974 - Sep 1974
8
1
3
4
0.83
12.50%
Maurice Lindley © Sep 1974 - Oct 1974
6
2
1
3
1.00
33.33%
Jimmy Armfield Oct 1974 - Jun 1978
194
88
47
59
1.55
45.36%
Maurice Lindley © Jun 1978 - Aug 1978
1
0
1
0
1.00
0.00%
Jock Stein Aug 1978 - Oct 1978
10
4
3
3
1.43
40.00%
Maurice Lindley © Oct 1978 - Oct 1978
4
1
1
2
0.33
25.00%
Jimmy Adamson Oct 1978 - Sep 1980
94
34
28
32
1.44
36.17%
Maurice Lindley © Sep 1980 - Sep 1980
1
0
1
0
1.00
0.00%
Allan Clarke Sep 1980 - Jun 1982
84
27
22
35
1.27
32.14%
Eddie Gray Jul 1982 - Oct 1985
157
57
55
45
1.47
36.31%
Peter Gunby © Oct 1985 - Oct 1985
4
1
2
1
2.00
25.00%
Billy Bremner Oct 1985 - Sep 1988
144
59
31
54
1.48
40.97%
Peter Gunby © Sep 1988 - Oct 1988
3
0
0
3
0.00
0.00%
Howard Wilkinson Oct 1988 - Sep 1996
412
179
116
117
1.61
43.45%
George Graham Sep 1996 - Oct 1998
95
38
27
30
1.40
40.00%
David O'Leary Oct 1998 - Jun 2002
203
101
44
58
1.78
49.75%
Terry Venables Jul 2002 - Mar 2003
42
16
7
19
1.13
38.10%
Peter Reid Mar 2003 - Nov 2003
22
7
3
12
1.05
31.82%
Eddie Gray © Nov 2003 - May 2004
26
6
7
13
1.00
23.08%
Kevin Blackwell May 2004 - Sep 2006
115
44
36
35
1.44
38.26%
John Carver © Sep 2006 - Oct 2006
5
1
0
4
0.60
20.00%
Dave Geddis © Oct 2006 - Oct 2006
1
0
0
1
0.00
0.00%
Dennis Wise Oct 2006 - Jan 2008
68
30
12
26
1.56
44.12%
Gwyn Williams © Jan 2008 - Jan 2008
1
0
0
1
0.00
0.00%
Gary McAllister Jan 2008 - Dec 2008
50
25
8
17
1.68
50.00%
Simon Grayson Dec 2008 - Feb 2012
169
83
39
47
1.73
49.11%
Neil Redfearn © Feb 2012 - Feb 2012
4
2
0
2
1.50
50.00%
Neil Warnock Feb 2012 - Apr 2013
63
23
15
25
1.20
36.51%
Neil Redfearn © Apr 2013 - Apr 2013
1
0
0
1
0.00
0.00%
Brian McDermott Apr 2013 - Jun 2014
54
20
9
25
1.26
37.04%
Nigel Gibbs © Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
1
1
0
0
3.00
100.00%
David Hockaday Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
6
2
0
4
0.75
33.33%
Neil Redfearn © Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
4
3
1
0
2.50
75.00%
Darko Milanic Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
6
0
3
3
0.50
0.00%
Neil Redfearn Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
33
11
7
15
1.25
33.33%
Uwe Rosler Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
12
2
5
5
1.00
16.67%
Steve Evans Oct 2015 - May 2016
38
14
12
12
1.37
36.84%
Garry Monk Jun 2016 - May 2017
53
26
9
18
1.57
49.06%
Thomas Christiansen Jun 2017 - Feb 2018
35
16
5
14
1.47
45.71%
Paul Heckingbottom Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
16
4
4
8
1.00
25.00%
Marcelo Bielsa Jun 2018 - Feb 2022
170
81
30
59
1.65
47.65%
Jesse Marsch Feb 2022 - Present
12
4
3
5
1.25
33.33%

* Points per game based on league games only, 3 points for a win as introduced from the 1981–1982 season onwards

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