Liverpool FC Managers

History of Liverpool Football Club Managers

Overall Liverpool Football Club have had 17 permanent managers as well as one caretaker manager since the club was established in 1892. Tom Watson is currently the longest-serving manager, managing Liverpool FC for 19 years. The most LFC matches ever managed by a single manager is 783, by the famous Bill Shankly. The first player-manager in English football history was Kenny Dalglish appointed in 1985. The most successful manager of all time in Liverpool FC's history is Bob Paisley, who won a total of 19 trophies.

LFC Manager History

Rafael Benítez

Rafael Benitez liverpool fc manager

» Rafael Benítez Date of birth – 16/04/1960
» Rafael Benítez Birth place - Madrid, Spain
» Other clubs managed by Rafael Benítez – Valencia, Tenerife, Extremadura, Oscasuna, Valladolid
» Rafael Benítez Signed for Liverpool FC – 16/06/2004
» First game Rafael Benítez was in charge of LFC– 10/08/2004
» Expiry of contract for Rafael Benítez - 2010
» Liverpool FC league games managed by Rafael Benítez - 214
» Total Liverpool FC games managed by Rafael Benítez - 328
» LFC honours and successes for Rafael Benítez -
Champions League 2005
European Super Cup 2005
FA Cup 2006
*records last updated 05/02/2010

Gerard Houllier

Gerard Houllier

» Gerard Houllier Date of birth - 03/09/1947
» Gerard Houllier Birth place - Lille, France
» Other clubs managed by Gerard Houllier – Noeux Les Mines, Lens, Paris St. Germain, France Football Federation, Lyon
» Gerard Houllier Signed for Liverpool FC – 12/11/1998
» First game Gerard Houllier was in charge of LFC – 14/11/1998
» Expiry of contract for Gerard Houllier - 24/05/2004
» Liverpool FC league games managed by Gerard Houllier - 216
» Total Liverpool FC games managed by Gerard Houllier - 307
» LFC honours and successes for Gerard Houllier -
League cup winners 2001, 2003
F.A. cup winners 2001
UEFA cup winners 2001

Roy Evans

Roy Evans

» Roy Evans Date of Birth - 04/10/1948
» Roy Evans Birth place - Merseyside, England
» Other clubs managed by Roy Evans – Fulham (assistant manager), Crystal Palace (assistant manager)
» Roy Evans Signed for Liverpool FC – 31/01/1994
» First game Roy Evans was in charge of LFC – 05/02/1994
» Expiry of contract for Roy Evans - 12/11/1998
» Liverpool FC league games managed by Roy Evans - 172
» Total Liverpool FC games managed by Roy Evans - 226
» LFC honours and successes for Roy Evans -
League cup winners 1995

Graeme Souness

Graeme Souness

» Graeme Souness Date of Birth - 06/05/1953
» Graeme Souness Birth place - Edinburgh, Scotland
» Other clubs managed by Graeme Souness – Rangers, Galatasaray, Torino, Benfica, Southampton, Blackburn
» Graeme Souness Signed for Liverpool FC – 16/04/1991
» First game Graeme Souness was in charge of LFC – 20/04/1991
» Expiry of contract for Graeme Souness - 28/01/1994
» Liverpool FC league games managed by Graeme Souness - 115
» Total Liverpool FC games managed by Graeme Souness - 157
» LFC honours and successes for Graeme Souness -
F.A. cup winners 1992

Ronnie Moran

Ronnie Moran

»Ronnie Moran Date of Birth – 28/02/1934
»Ronnie Moran Birth place - Merseyside, England
»Other clubs managed by Ronnie Moran - None
»Ronnie Moran Signed for Liverpool FC – 22/02/1991
»First game Ronnie Moran was in charge of LFC - 23/02/1991
»Expiry of contract for Ronnie Moran – 15/04/1991
»Liverpool FC league games managed by Ronnie Moran - 9
»Total Liverpool FC games managed by Ronnie Moran - 10
»LFC honours and successes for Ronnie Moran - none recorded

Liverpool FC Managerial performance

Liverpool FC Manager Statistics for all league & cup games
Managers
P
W
D
L
F
%
Tom Watson
742
329
141
272
1226
44%
David Ashworth
139
70
40
29
220
50%
Matt McQueen
229
93
60
76
354
41%
George Patterson
366
137
85
144
665
37%
George Kay
357
142
93
122
551
40%
Don Welsh
232
81
58
93
387
35%
Phil Taylor
150
76
32
42
294
51%
Bill Shankly
783
407
198
178
1307
52%
Bob Paisley
535
307
132
96
955
57%
Joe Fagan
131
70
37
24
225
53%
Kenny Dalglish
307
187
78
42
617
61%
Ronnie Moran
10
4
1
5
20
40%
Graeme Souness
157
65
47
45
248
41%
Roy Evans
226
116
57
53
375
51%
Evans / Houllier
18
7
6
5
33
39%
Gerard Houllier
307
158
75
74
516
51%
Rafael Benítez*
306
175
66
65
525
57%

*records last updated 20/10/2009

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LFC Manager Europe Statistics
Managers
P W D L %
Bill Shankly
65 34 13 18 52%
Bob Paisley
61 39 11 11 64%
Joe Fagan
19 13 3 3 68%
12 6 0 6 50%
16 8 5 3 50%
Evans & Houllier
4 2 2 0 50%
52 26 17 9 50%
77 43 17 17 56%


LFC Manager League Statistics
Managers
P W D L %
Tom Watson
678 297 128 253 44%
David Ashworth
127 65 37 25 51%
Matt McQueen
210 83 57 70 40%
George Patterson
348 129 83 136 37%
George Kay
324 123 88 113 38%
Don Welsh
218 75 55 88 34%
Phil Taylor
143 73 31 39 51%
Bill Shankly
609 319 152 138 52%
Bob Paisley
378 212 99 67 56%
Joe Fagan
84 44 25 15 52%
Kenny Dalglish
224 136 56 32 61%
Ronnie Moran
9 4 1 4 44%
115 47 34 34 41%
172 83 46 43 48%
Evans & Houl
12 4 4 4 33%
216 108 54 54 50%
214 120 51 43 56%


LFC Manager FA Cup Statistics
Managers
P W D L %
Tom Watson
63 31 13 19 49%
David Ashworth
11 5 3 3 45%
Matt McQueen
19 10 3 6 53%
George Patterson
18 8 2 8 44%
George Kay
33 19 5 9 58%
Don Welsh
14 6 3 5 43%
Phil Taylor
7 3 1 3 43%
Bill Shankly
75 40 22 13 53%
Bob Paisley
36 20 7 9 56%
Joe Fagan
9 5 2 2 56%
Kenny Dalglish
38 23 12 3 61%
1 0 0 1 0%
13 5 6 2 38%
17 8 5 4 47%
19 12 2 5 63%
17 8 4 5 47%


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