Villa Managers - The Complete List

33 permanent managers have led Villa since Villa's first FA Cup match in 1879 in addition to

12 caretaker managers and

1 management committee

Debut Season
Games
Points per Game
Win Rate
Loss Rate
Goals per Game
Final Season
Steven Gerrard
2021-22
4
2.25
75%
25%
2
Mark Delaney
2020-21
1
0
0%
100%
1
2020-21
Dean Smith
2018-19
138
1.4
40%
40%
1.52
2021-22
Kevin MacDonald..
2018-19
1
0
0%
100%
1
2018-19
Steve Bruce
2016-17
102
1.6
45%
30%
1.34
2018-19
Roberto Di Matteo
2016-17
12
0.83
8%
33%
0.92
2016-17
Eric Black
2015-16
7
0.14
0%
86%
0.71
2015-16
Rémi Garde
2015-16
23
0.7
13%
43%
0.65
2015-16
Kevin MacDonald.
2015-16
2
0
0%
100%
1
2015-16
Tim Sherwood
2014-15
28
1.14
36%
57%
1.36
2015-16
Scott Marshall
2014-15
1
3
100%
0%
2
2014-15
Andy Marshall
2014-15
1
3
100%
0%
2
2014-15
Paul Lambert
2012-13
115
1.11
30%
48%
1.09
2014-15
Alex McLeish
2011-12
44
1.07
23%
39%
1.02
2011-12
Gary McAllister
2010-11
5
1.6
40%
20%
1.2
2010-11
Gérard Houllier
2010-11
35
1.32
35%
38%
1.41
2010-11
Kevin MacDonald
2010-11
7
1.14
29%
43%
1.29
2010-11
Martin O'Neill
2006-07
190
1.58
42%
26%
1.5
2009-10
David O'Leary
2003-04
131
1.34
36%
37%
1.31
2005-06
Graham Taylor.
2001-02
60
1.18
32%
45%
1.27
2002-03
Stuart Gray
2001-02
2
1
0%
0%
0
2001-02
John Deehan
2001-02
2
1
0%
0%
0
2001-02
John Gregory
1997-98
190
1.57
43%
29%
1.35
2001-02
Brian Little
1994-95
164
1.52
41%
31%
1.26
1997-98
Jim Barron
1994-95
1
3
100%
0%
4
1994-95
Ron Atkinson
1991-92
180
1.55
43%
32%
1.23
1994-95
Jozef Vengloš
1990-91
49
1.29
33%
37%
1.27
1990-91
Graham Taylor
1987-88
150
1.61
46%
31%
1.51
1989-90
Frank Upton
1986-87
1
0
0%
100%
1
1986-87
Billy McNeill
1986-87
42
1.05
24%
43%
1.26
1986-87
Caretaker team
1986-87
2
0.5
0%
50%
1
1986-87
Graham Turner
1984-85
107
1.23
32%
40%
1.41
1986-87
Tony Barton
1981-82
137
1.56
46%
36%
1.45
1983-84
Ron Saunders
1974-75
394
1.64
46%
28%
1.53
1981-82
Vic Crowe
1969-70
222
1.62
45%
27%
1.34
1973-74
Tommy Docherty
1968-69
53
1.21
30%
38%
1
1969-70
Arthur Cox
1968-69
5
0.8
20%
60%
1
1968-69
Tommy Cummings
1967-68
64
1.06
28%
50%
1.13
1968-69
Dick Taylor
1964-65
146
1.22
36%
49%
1.54
1966-67
Joe Mercer
1958-59
282
1.5
43%
35%
1.72
1963-64
Eric Houghton
1953-54
250
1.32
35%
39%
1.57
1958-59
George Martin
1950-51
119
1.44
39%
35%
1.65
1953-54
Management Committee (caretaker)
1950-51
19
0.95
21%
47%
1.63
1950-51
Alex Massie
1945-46
227
1.56
44%
32%
1.73
1949-50
Jimmy Hogan
1936-37
124
1.58
46%
33%
1.81
1938-39
Jimmy McMullan
1934-35
99
1.24
32%
40%
1.83
1936-37
Billy Smith
1926-27
364
1.63
48%
34%
2.23
1933-34
George Ramsay
1886-87
1324
1.68
50%
31%
2.02
1925-26
Management Committee
1879-80
26
2
62%
23%
2.88
1885-86
From 1879 to 1934 Villa operated a management committee system that oversaw team selection, recruitment and tactics
From 1886 to 1934 Villa appointed a leader in the position of Secretary to oversee the activities of the committee
For the purposes of comparison the Secretaries that served over this period - George Ramsay and Billy Smith - are treated as de facto 'managers'