MANAGERS

These are the records for all the Forest managers, including caretakers, since Harry Radford was appointed as our first manager in 1889.
In the next 86 years until Brian Clough joined in 1975, we had a total of 14 managers. In the 25 years since he left, we have had 23 managers and 11 caretakers!

Looking at the stats of the post-Clough era, each manager has been in charge for an average of only 60 games. Frank Clark lasted 3 and a half seasons and managed 180 games whereas Alex McLeish lasted only 7.

Steve Cooper has currently managed 45 games.

MANAGERS AND RECORDS
Italics and * = Caretaker Manager
Competitive Record Players
# Manager From To Num
Seasons
P W D L W % D % L % Used Debuts In Out Honours
1Harry RadfordAug 01, 1889May 31, 1897817669347339%19%41%67576765
2Harry HaslamAug 01, 1897May 31, 19091246218810417041%23%37%103817572Tier 2 Champions, FA Cup
3Fred EarpAug 01, 1909May 31, 1912312035265929%22%49%51333434
4Bob MastersAug 01, 1912May 31, 1925133861089718128%25%47%9276109105Tier 2 Champions
5John BaynesAug 01, 1925May 31, 1929523085648137%28%35%72524749
6Stan HardyAug 01, 1930May 31, 19311431492033%21%47%28767
7Noel WatsonAug 01, 1931Jul 01, 1936522379578735%26%39%53323228
8Harold WightmanJul 01, 1936Mar 01, 1939313137306428%23%49%47272621
9Billy WalkerMay 01, 1939Jun 01, 19602164327014522842%23%35%123112152157Tier 3 Champions; FA Cup
10Andy BeattieSep 01, 1960Jul 01, 1963314452326036%22%42%36191415
11Johnny CareyJul 01, 1963Dec 31, 1968625899659438%25%36%46251822
12Matt GilliesJan 01, 1969Oct 20, 1972518150508128%28%45%46231820
13Dave MackayNov 02, 1972Oct 23, 197324815151831%31%38%27638
14Allan BrownNov 19, 1973Jan 03, 197526021182135%30%35%27433
15Brian CloughJan 06, 1975May 08, 19931999246426226647%26%27%130100871332 European Cups, Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, Tier 1 Champions, 4 League Cups, 2 Full Members Cups
16Frank ClarkMay 12, 1993Dec 19, 1996418074584841%32%27%49232618
Stuart Pearce*Dec 20, 1996May 08, 199712379730%39%30%33446
17Dave BassettMay 08, 1997Jan 05, 199937734192444%25%31%48231015Tier 2 Champions
Micky Adams*Jan 05, 1999Jan 11, 19991110%0%100%17
18Ron AtkinsonJan 11, 1999May 16, 1999117521029%12%59%31755
19David PlattJul 01, 1999Jul 12, 2001210337254136%24%40%59291621
20Paul HartJul 12, 2001Feb 07, 2004313545414933%30%36%55232219
21Joe KinnearFeb 10, 2004Dec 16, 200424415151434%34%32%40887
Mick Harford*Dec 16, 2004Jan 10, 20051621333%17%50%24332
22Gary MegsonJan 10, 2005Feb 16, 200625917182429%31%41%53241915
Frank Barlow and Ian McParland*Feb 17, 2006May 30, 200611384162%31%8%21
23Colin CalderwoodMay 30, 2006Dec 26, 2008313658403843%29%28%62322237
John Pemberton*Dec 27, 2008Jan 04, 2009122100%0%0%20
24Billy DaviesJan 04, 2009Jun 12, 2011312653363742%29%29%52192433
25Steve MacLarenJun 13, 2011Oct 02, 201111342731%15%54%26662
26Steve CotterillOct 14, 2011Jul 12, 20121381271932%18%50%347510
27Sean O'DriscollJul 20, 2012Dec 26, 2012126109738%35%27%3212107
28Alex McLeishDec 27, 2012Feb 05, 20131712414%29%57%28243
29Billy Davies (2)Feb 07, 2013Mar 24, 201425725191344%33%23%4211105
Gary Brazil*Mar 24, 2014May 03, 201411224617%33%50%3151
30Stuart Pearce (2)Jul 01, 2014Feb 01, 201513210101231%31%38%371288
31Dougie FreedmanFeb 01, 2015Mar 13, 201625719162233%28%39%45161517
Paul Williams*Mar 13, 2016May 12, 201611024420%40%40%261
32Phillipe MontanierJun 27, 2016Jan 14, 2017130961530%20%50%38171012
Gary Brazil (2)*Jan 14, 2017Mar 14, 201711141636%9%55%31467
33Mark WarburtonMar 14, 2017Dec 31, 20172371531941%8%51%357810
Gary Brazil (3)*Dec 31, 2017Jan 08, 2018121150%50%0%21
34Aitor KarankaJan 08, 2018Jan 11, 201925217181733%35%33%53212736
Simon Ireland*Jan 11, 2019Jan 15, 20191110%0%100%192
35Martin O'NeillJan 15, 2019Jun 28, 201911983842%16%42%286512
36Sabri LamouchiJun 28, 2019Oct 06, 202025520161936%29%35%52293031
37Chris HughtonOct 06, 2020Sep 16, 202125314172226%32%42%50181422
Steven Reid*Sep 16, 2021Sep 21, 2021111100%0%0%19
38Steve CooperSep 21, 20211452710860%22%18%366817

MANAGERS BY SEASON
This list doesn't include the caretaker managers
Season Division Manager(s) Result
2022-231Steve Cooper
2021-222Chris Hughton, Steve CooperPromoted
2020-212Sabri Lamouchi, Chris Hughton
2019-202Sabri Lamouchi
2018-192Aitor Karanka, Martin O'Neill
2017-182Mark Warburton, Aitor Karanka
2016-172Phillipe Montanier, Mark Warburton
2015-162Dougie Freedman
2014-152Stuart Pearce (2), Dougie Freedman
2013-142Billy Davies (2)
2012-132Sean O'Driscoll, Alex McLeish, Billy Davies (2)
2011-122Steve MacLaren, Steve Cotterill
2010-112Billy DaviesPlayoffs
2009-102Billy DaviesPlayoffs
2008-092Colin Calderwood, Billy Davies
2007-083Colin CalderwoodPromoted
2006-073Colin CalderwoodPlayoffs
2005-063Gary Megson
2004-052Joe Kinnear, Gary MegsonRelegated
2003-042Paul Hart, Joe Kinnear
2002-032Paul HartPlayoffs
2001-022Paul Hart
2000-012David Platt
1999-002David Platt
1998-991Dave Bassett, Ron AtkinsonRelegated
1997-982Dave BassettChampions
1996-971Frank Clark, Dave BassettRelegated
1995-961Frank Clark
1994-951Frank Clark
1993-942Frank ClarkPromoted
1992-931Brian CloughRelegated
1991-921Brian Clough
1990-911Brian Clough
1989-901Brian Clough
1988-891Brian Clough
1987-881Brian Clough
1986-871Brian Clough
1985-861Brian Clough
1984-851Brian Clough
1983-841Brian Clough
1982-831Brian Clough
1981-821Brian Clough
1980-811Brian Clough
1979-801Brian Clough
1978-791Brian Clough
1977-781Brian CloughChampions
1976-772Brian CloughPromoted
1975-762Brian Clough
1974-752Allan Brown, Brian Clough
1973-742Dave Mackay, Allan Brown
1972-732Matt Gillies, Dave Mackay
1971-721Matt GilliesRelegated
1970-711Matt Gillies
1969-701Matt Gillies
1968-691Johnny Carey, Matt Gillies
1967-681Johnny Carey
1966-671Johnny Carey
1965-661Johnny Carey
1964-651Johnny Carey
1963-641Johnny Carey
1962-631Andy Beattie
1961-621Andy Beattie
1960-611Andy Beattie
1959-601Billy Walker
1958-591Billy Walker
1957-581Billy Walker
1956-572Billy WalkerPromoted
1955-562Billy Walker
1954-552Billy Walker
1953-542Billy Walker
1952-532Billy Walker
1951-522Billy Walker
1950-513SBilly WalkerChampions
1949-503SBilly Walker
1948-492Billy WalkerRelegated
1947-482Billy Walker
1946-472Billy Walker
1945-46Billy Walker
1939-40Billy Walker
1938-392Harold Wightman
1937-382Harold Wightman
1936-372Harold Wightman
1935-362Noel Watson
1934-352Noel Watson
1933-342Noel Watson
1932-332Noel Watson
1931-322Noel Watson
1930-312Stan Hardy
1929-302John Baynes
1928-292John Baynes
1927-282John Baynes
1926-272John Baynes
1925-262John Baynes
1924-251Bob MastersRelegated
1923-241Bob Masters
1922-231Bob Masters
1921-222Bob MastersChampions
1920-212Bob Masters
1919-202Bob Masters
1914-152Bob MastersRe-elected
1913-142Bob MastersRe-elected
1912-132Bob Masters
1911-122Fred Earp
1910-111Fred EarpRelegated
1909-101Fred Earp
1908-091Harry Haslam
1907-081Harry Haslam
1906-072Harry HaslamChampions
1905-061Harry HaslamRelegated
1904-051Harry Haslam
1903-041Harry Haslam
1902-031Harry Haslam
1901-021Harry Haslam
1900-011Harry Haslam
1899-001Harry Haslam
1898-991Harry Haslam
1897-981Harry Haslam
1896-971Harry Radford
1895-961Harry Radford
1894-951Harry Radford
1893-941Harry Radford
1892-931Harry Radford
1891-92Harry Radford
1890-91Harry Radford
1889-90Harry Radford