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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 59 games. Frank Clark lasted 3 and a half seasons and managed 180 games whereas Alex McLeish lasted only 7.
Chris Hughton managed 53 games before being sacked most recently.

Steve Cooper has currently managed 19 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%67596765
2Harry HaslamAug 01, 1897May 31, 19091246218810417041%23%37%103857572Tier 2 Champions, FA Cup
3Fred EarpAug 01, 1909May 31, 1912312035265929%22%49%51343534
4Bob MastersAug 01, 1912May 31, 1925133861089718128%25%47%9277115110Tier 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, 19602164227014422842%22%36%123112255262Tier 3 Champions; FA Cup
10Andy BeattieSep 01, 1960Jul 01, 1963314452326036%22%42%36191415
11Johnny CareyJul 01, 1963Dec 31, 1968625899659438%25%36%46261822
12Matt GilliesJan 01, 1969Oct 20, 1972518150508128%28%45%46231820
13Dave MackayNov 02, 1972Oct 23, 197324915161831%33%37%27648
14Allan BrownNov 19, 1973Jan 03, 197525921182036%31%34%27632
15Brian CloughJan 06, 1975May 08, 19931999246426226647%26%27%129104861342 European Cups, Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, Tier 1 Champions, 4 League Cups, 2 Full Members Cups
16Frank ClarkMay 12, 1993Dec 19, 1996418074584841%32%27%45232717
Stuart Pearce*Dec 20, 1996May 08, 199712379730%39%30%29437
17Dave BassettMay 08, 1997Jan 05, 199937734192444%25%31%45231015Tier 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%39171012
Gary Brazil (2)*Jan 14, 2017Mar 14, 201711141636%9%55%31567
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%52232736
Simon Ireland*Jan 11, 2019Jan 15, 20191110%0%100%182
35Martin O'NeillJan 15, 2019Jun 28, 201911983842%16%42%275512
36Sabri LamouchiJun 28, 2019Oct 06, 202025520161936%29%35%51293029
37Chris HughtonOct 06, 2020Sep 16, 202125314172226%32%42%50181422
Steven Reid*Sep 16, 2021Sep 21, 2021111100%0%0%19
38Steve CooperSep 21, 2021119106353%32%16%28331

MANAGERS BY SEASON
Season Manager(s)
2021-22Chris Hughton, Steven Reid, Steve Cooper
2020-21Sabri Lamouchi, Chris Hughton
2019-20Sabri Lamouchi
2018-19Aitor Karanka, Simon Ireland, Martin O'Neill
2017-18Mark Warburton, Gary Brazil (3), Aitor Karanka
2016-17Phillipe Montanier, Gary Brazil (2), Mark Warburton
2015-16Dougie Freedman, Paul Williams
2014-15Stuart Pearce (2), Dougie Freedman
2013-14Billy Davies (2), Gary Brazil
2012-13Sean O'Driscoll, Alex McLeish, Billy Davies (2)
2011-12Steve MacLaren, Steve Cotterill
2010-11Billy Davies
2009-10Billy Davies
2008-09Colin Calderwood, John Pemberton, Billy Davies
2007-08Colin Calderwood
2006-07Colin Calderwood
2005-06Gary Megson, Frank Barlow and Ian McPartland
2004-05Joe Kinnear, Mick Harford, Gary Megson
2003-04Paul Hart, Joe Kinnear
2002-03Paul Hart
2001-02Paul Hart
2000-01David Platt
1999-00David Platt
1998-99Dave Bassett, Micky Adams, Ron Atkinson
1997-98Dave Bassett
1996-97Frank Clark, Stuart Pearce, Dave Bassett
1995-96Frank Clark
1994-95Frank Clark
1993-94Frank Clark
1992-93Brian Clough
1991-92Brian Clough
1990-91Brian Clough
1989-90Brian Clough
1988-89Brian Clough
1987-88Brian Clough
1986-87Brian Clough
1985-86Brian Clough
1984-85Brian Clough
1983-84Brian Clough
1982-83Brian Clough
1981-82Brian Clough
1980-81Brian Clough
1979-80Brian Clough
1978-79Brian Clough
1977-78Brian Clough
1976-77Brian Clough
1975-76Brian Clough
1974-75Allan Brown, Brian Clough
1973-74Dave Mackay, Allan Brown
1972-73Matt Gillies, Dave Mackay
1971-72Matt Gillies
1970-71Matt Gillies
1969-70Matt Gillies
1968-69Johnny Carey, Matt Gillies
1967-68Johnny Carey
1966-67Johnny Carey
1965-66Johnny Carey
1964-65Johnny Carey
1963-64Johnny Carey
1962-63Andy Beattie
1961-62Andy Beattie
1960-61Andy Beattie
1959-60Billy Walker
1958-59Billy Walker
1957-58Billy Walker
1956-57Billy Walker
1955-56Billy Walker
1954-55Billy Walker
1953-54Billy Walker
1952-53Billy Walker
1951-52Billy Walker
1950-51Billy Walker
1949-50Billy Walker
1948-49Billy Walker
1947-48Billy Walker
1946-47Billy Walker
1945-46Billy Walker
1939-40Billy Walker
1938-39Harold Wightman
1937-38Harold Wightman
1936-37Harold Wightman
1935-36Noel Watson
1934-35Noel Watson
1933-34Noel Watson
1932-33Noel Watson
1931-32Noel Watson
1930-31Stan Hardy
1929-30John Baynes
1928-29John Baynes
1927-28John Baynes
1926-27John Baynes
1925-26John Baynes
1924-25Bob Masters
1923-24Bob Masters
1922-23Bob Masters
1921-22Bob Masters
1920-21Bob Masters
1919-20Bob Masters
1914-15Bob Masters
1913-14Bob Masters
1912-13Bob Masters
1911-12Fred Earp
1910-11Fred Earp
1909-10Fred Earp
1908-09Harry Haslam
1907-08Harry Haslam
1906-07Harry Haslam
1905-06Harry Haslam
1904-05Harry Haslam
1903-04Harry Haslam
1902-03Harry Haslam
1901-02Harry Haslam
1900-01Harry Haslam
1899-00Harry Haslam
1898-99Harry Haslam
1897-98Harry Haslam
1896-97Harry Radford
1895-96Harry Radford
1894-95Harry Radford
1893-94Harry Radford
1892-93Harry Radford
1891-92Harry Radford
1890-91Harry Radford
1889-90Harry Radford