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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 19 managers and 9 caretakers!

Looking at the stats of post-Clough era, each manager has been in charge for an avergage of only 64 games. Frank Clark managed 180 games where Alex McCleish lasted only 7.
Aitor Karanka has currently managed 42 games.

MANAGERS RECORDS
Italics and * = Caretaker Manager
Competitive Record Transfers
# Manager From To P W D L W % D % L % In Out Debuts Honours
1Harry RadfordAug 01, 1889May 31, 18971776934730.39%0.19%0.41%10359
2Harry HaslamAug 01, 1897May 31, 19094641881041700.41%0.22%0.37%3585Tier 2 Champions, FA Cup
3Fred EarpAug 01, 1909May 31, 19121203526590.29%0.22%0.49%5134
4Bob MastersAug 01, 1912May 31, 1925386108971810.28%0.25%0.47%10377Tier 2 Champions
5John BaynesAug 01, 1925May 31, 19292318564810.37%0.28%0.35%5440
6Stan HardyAug 01, 1930May 31, 193143149200.33%0.21%0.47%107
7Noel WatsonAug 01, 1931Jul 01, 19362237957870.35%0.26%0.39%3232
8Harold WightmanJul 01, 1936Mar 01, 19391313730640.28%0.23%0.49%6127
9Billy WalkerMay 01, 1939Jun 01, 19606442701442280.42%0.22%0.35%2119112Tier 3 Champions; FA Cup
10Andy BeattieSep 01, 1960Jul 01, 19631445232600.36%0.22%0.42%6618
11Johnny CareyJul 01, 1963Dec 31, 19682609965940.38%0.25%0.36%7844
12Matt GilliesJan 01, 1969Oct 20, 19721825050810.27%0.27%0.45%9725
13Dave MackayNov 02, 1972Oct 23, 1973491516180.31%0.33%0.37%246
14Allan BrownNov 19, 1973Jan 03, 1975602118200.35%0.30%0.33%326
15Brian CloughJan 06, 1975May 08, 19939934642622660.47%0.26%0.27%62641092 European Cups, Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, Tier 1 Champions, 4 League Cups, 2 Full Members Cups
16Frank ClarkMay 12, 1993Dec 19, 19961807458480.41%0.32%0.27%17528
Stuart Pearce*Dec 20, 1996May 08, 1997237970.30%0.39%0.30%344
17Dave BassettMay 08, 1997Jan 05, 1999773320240.43%0.26%0.31%10922Tier 2 Champions
Micky Adams*Jan 05, 1999Jan 11, 199910010.00%0.00%1.00%001
18Ron AtkinsonJan 11, 1999May 16, 19991752100.29%0.12%0.59%358
19David PlattJul 01, 1999Jul 12, 20011033725410.36%0.24%0.40%101527
20Paul HartJul 12, 2001Feb 07, 20041354442490.33%0.31%0.36%11828
21Joe KinnearFeb 10, 2004Dec 16, 2004441515140.34%0.34%0.32%6211
Mick Harford*Dec 16, 2004Jan 10, 200562130.33%0.17%0.50%103
22Gary MegsonJan 10, 2005Feb 16, 2006591718240.29%0.31%0.41%15624
Frank Barlow and Ian McPartland*Feb 17, 2006May 30, 2006138410.62%0.31%0.08%000
23Colin CalderwoodMay 30, 2006Dec 26, 20081375840380.42%0.29%0.28%14936
John Pemberton*Dec 27, 2008Jan 04, 200922001.00%0.00%0.00%000
24Billy DaviesJan 04, 2009Jun 12, 20111265336370.42%0.29%0.29%8523
25Steve MacLarenJun 13, 2011Oct 02, 2011134270.31%0.15%0.54%516
26Steve CotterillOct 14, 2011Jul 12, 201238127190.32%0.18%0.50%067
27Sean O'DriscollJul 20, 2012Dec 26, 20122610970.38%0.35%0.27%7213
28Alex McLeishDec 27, 2012Feb 05, 201371240.14%0.29%0.57%314
29Billy Davies (2)Feb 07, 2013Mar 24, 2014572519130.44%0.33%0.23%5413
Gary Brazil*Mar 24, 2014May 03, 2014122460.17%0.33%0.50%012
30Stuart Pearce (2)Jul 01, 2014Feb 01, 2015321010120.31%0.31%0.38%6616
31Dougie FreedmanFeb 01, 2015Mar 13, 2016571817220.32%0.30%0.39%4316
Paul Williams*Mar 13, 2016May 12, 2016102440.20%0.40%0.40%003
32Phillipe MontanierJun 27, 2016Jan 14, 20173096150.30%0.20%0.50%6218
Gary Brazil (2)*Jan 14, 2017Mar 14, 2017114160.36%0.09%0.55%225
33Mark WarburtonMar 14, 2017Dec 31, 201737153190.41%0.08%0.51%417
Gary Brazil (3)*Dec 31, 2017Jan 08, 201821100.50%0.50%0.00%000
34Aitor KarankaJan 08, 2018421415130.33%0.36%0.31%0024