The Managers

Debut Season
Final Season
Games
Points per Game
Caretaker #12
Mark Delaney
2020-21
2020-21
1
0.00
Manager #32
Dean Smith
2018-19
Current Manager
125
1.43
Manager #31
Steve Bruce
2016-17
2018-19
102
1.6
Manager #30
Roberto Di Matteo
2016-17
2016-17
12
0.83
Caretaker #11
Eric Black
2015-16
2015-16
7
0.14
Manager #29
Rémi Garde
2015-16
2015-16
23
0.7
Caretaker #10
Kevin MacDonald
2015-16
2015-16
2
0.00
Manager #28
Tim Sherwood
2014-15
2015-16
28
1.14
Caretaker #9
Scott Marshall
2014-15
2014-15
1
3.00
Caretaker #9
Andy Marshall
2014-15
2014-15
1
3.00
Manager #27
Paul Lambert
2012-13
2014-15
115
1.11
Manager #26
Alex McLeish
2011-12
2011-12
44
1.07
Caretaker #8
Gary McAllister
2010-11
2010-11
5
1.60
Manager #25
Gérard Houllier
2010-11
2010-11
35
1.32
Caretaker #7
Kevin MacDonald
2010-11
2010-11
7
1.14
Manager #24
Martin O'Neill
2006-07
2009-10
190
1.58
Manager #23
David O'Leary
2003-04
2005-06
131
1.34
Manager #22
Graham Taylor.
2001-02
2002-03
60
1.18
Caretaker #6
Stuart Gray
2001-02
2001-02
2
1.00
Caretaker #6
John Deehan
2001-02
2001-02
2
1.00
Manager #21
John Gregory
1997-98
2001-02
189
1.57
Manager #20
Brian Little
1994-95
1997-98
164
1.52
Caretaker #5
Jim Barron
1994-95
1994-95
1
3.00
Manager #19
Ron Atkinson
1991-92
1994-95
180
1.55
Manager #18
Jozef Vengloš
1990-91
1990-91
49
1.29
Manager #17
Graham Taylor
1987-88
1989-90
150
1.61
Caretaker #4
Frank Upton
1986-87
1986-87
1
0.00
Manager #16
Billy McNeill
1986-87
1986-87
42
1.05
Caretaker #3
Unknown
1986-87
1986-87
2
0.50
Manager #15
Graham Turner
1984-85
1986-87
107
1.23
Manager #14
Tony Barton
1981-82
1983-84
137
1.56
Manager #13
Ron Saunders
1974-75
1981-82
394
1.68
Manager #12
Vic Crowe
1969-70
1973-74
222
1.62
Caretaker #2
Arthur Cox
1968-69
1968-69
5
0.80
Manager #11
Tommy Docherty
1968-69
1969-70
53
1.21
Manager #10
Tommy Cummings
1967-68
1968-69
64
1.06
Manager #9
Dick Taylor
1964-65
1966-67
146
1.22
Manager #8
Joe Mercer
1958-59
1963-64
282
1.5
Manager #7
Eric Houghton
1953-54
1958-59
250
1.32
Manager #6
George Martin
1950-51
1953-54
119
1.44
Caretaker #1
Management Committee
1950-51
1950-51
19
0.95
Manager #5
Alex Massie
1945-46
1949-50
227
1.24
Manager #4
Jimmy Hogan
1936-37
1938-39
124
1.58
Manager #3
Jimmy McMullan
1934-35
1936-37
99
1.24
Manager #2
Billy Smith
1926-27
1933-34
364
1.63
Manager #1
George Ramsay
1886-87
1925-26
1324
1.68
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'