Manager #13

Games Managed:

From:

To:

Win Rate:

Points per Game:

Seasons:

394

1974-75

1981-82

46%

1.64

8

Ron Saunders

From

Saturday, 17 August 1974

To

Saturday, 6 February 1982

Ron Saunders

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

1974-75
1975-76
1976-77
1977-78
1978-79
1979-80
1980-81
1981-82

Age*

41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48

Division

D2
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Position

2nd
16th
4th
8th
8th
7th
1st
11th

Games

394
55
48
56
54
48
52
46
35

Won

180
33
12
31
24
17
20
28
15

Drew

105
12
18
11
13
18
17
8
8

Lost

109
10
18
14
17
13
15
10
12

Win %

46%
60%
25%
55%
44%
35%
38%
61%
43%

Lost %

28%
18%
38%
25%
31%
27%
29%
22%
34%

Unbeaten %

72%
82%
62%
75%
69%
73%
71%
78%
66%

Goals For

604
110
57
105
79
64
63
76
50

Goals Vs.

428
46
68
59
57
54
61
45
38

Goal diff

176
64
-11
46
22
10
2
31
12

Goals / game

1.53
2
1.19
1.88
1.46
1.33
1.21
1.65
1.43

Conc / game

1.09
0.84
1.42
1.05
1.06
1.13
1.17
0.98
1.09

Clean sheets

32.49%
41.82%
25.00%
35.71%
35.19%
27.08%
28.85%
32.61%
31.43%

Points / game

1.64
2.02
1.13
1.86
1.57
1.44
1.48
2
1.51

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

Ronald Saunders

Full Name

Ronald Saunders

Birth Date

6 November 1932

Birth Place

Birkenhead

Birth Country

England

Arrival

From

Manchester City

Aged

41

In

June 1974

Replaced

Vic Crowe

Departure

Resigned

Aged

49

In

February 1982

Replaced by

Tony Barton

Key Players

1960-76 Charlie Aitken |
1969-76 Chico Hamilton |
1971-77 Ray Graydon |
1971-80 Brian Little |
1971-76 Jimmy Cumbes |
1971-76 Ian Ross |
1971-77 Chris Nicholl |
1972-80 John Gidman |
1972-76 Keith Leonard |
1972-78 John Robson |
1974-79 Frank Carrodus |
1974-79 Leighton Phillips |
1975-77 John Burridge |
1975-87 Andy Gray |
1975-80 John Deehan |
1975-85 Dennis Mortimer |
1975-94 Gordon Cowans |
1976-80 Alex Cropley |
1977-83 Jimmy Rimmer |
1977-83 Ken McNaught |
1977-79 John Gregory |
1977-89 Allan Evans |
1978-88 Gary Shaw |
1978-87 Gary Williams |
1978-86 Brendan Ormsby |
1978-86 Colin Gibson |
1978-83 Kenny Swain |
1979-84 Tony Morley |
1979-85 Des Bremner |
1979-96 Nigel Spink |
1980-85 Peter Withe |

Game from

#3325

Game to

#3718

First Game

Saturday, 17 August 1974

Division Two

York City

Bootham Crescent

Drew

1-1

Supported by

Tony Barton

Final Game

Saturday, 6 February 1982

Division One

Manchester United

Old Trafford

Lost

1-4

Served under

1974-75 Chairman, Herbert D. Ellis | Club Secretary, Alan Bennett |
1975-77 Chairman, Sir. William Dugdale | Club Secretary, Alan Bennett |
1977-79 Chairman, Harry Kartz | Club Secretary, Alan Bennett |
1979-82 Chairman, Ron Bendall | Club Secretary, Steve Stride |

Honours

1974-75 League Cup Winners |
1976-77 League Cup Winners |
1980-81 League Champions |
1981-82 European Cup Winners |

Runners Up

None

Died

7 December 2019, aged 87

Previous Clubs Managed

1967-69 Yeovil Town |
1969 Oxford United |
1969-73 Norwich City |
1973-74 Manchester City |

Playing Career

Centre Forward

1951-55 Everton |
1955-57 Tonbridge Angels |
1957-58 Gillingham |
1958-64 Portsmouth |
1964-65 Watford |
1965-67 Charlton Athletic |

Villa Career

Games

394

Win Rate

46%

Loss Rate

28%

Unbeaten Rate

72%

Points per game

1.64

Subsequent Clubs

1982-86 Birmingham City |
1986-87 West Bromwich Albion |

League finishes

1974-75 | 2nd Division Two |
1975-76 | 16th Division One |
1976-77 | 4th Division One |
1977-78 | 8th Division One |
1978-79 | 8th Division One |
1979-80 | 7th Division One |
1980-81 | Champions Division One |
1981-82 | 11th Division One | (Part season)

FA Cup finishes

1974-75 | 5th Round |
1975-76 | 3rd Round |
1976-77 | Quarter Final |
1977-78 | 3rd Round |
1978-79 | 3rd Round |
1979-80 | Quarter Final |
1980-81 | 3rd Round |
1981-82 | 5th Round | (Part season)

League Cup finishes

1974-75 | Winners |
1975-76 | 3rd Round |
1976-77 | Winners |
1977-78 | 4th Round |
1978-79 | 4th Round |
1979-80 | 3rd Round |
1980-81 | 3rd Round |
1981-82 | Quarter Final | (Part season)

European finishes

1975-76 | UEFA Cup 1st Round |
1977-78 | UEFA Cup Quarter Final |
1981-82 | European Cup Winners | (Part season)

Ron Saunders