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Leeds United managers

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This page is a record of every manager and head coach to have taken charge of Leeds United throughout the club's history. Excluding caretaker managers, there have been 36 different permanent managers and head coaches that have taken charge of the first team at Leeds United.

Each managerial record and date has been extensively researched and cross-referenced with various contemporary news sources to provide the most accurate depiction of events.

Dick Ray became the first to take charge as secretary-manager in 1919, before Arthur Fairclough took over in February 1920 and oversaw Leeds United's first ever competitive campaign in 1920/21.

 

Don Revie remains the club's most successful all-time manager, having won eight trophies in a glorious period having transformed the club from a struggling second division side to one of the finest teams in English football. Revie won Leeds' first major honour and became the first English manager to win the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup or UEFA Cup. Leeds United never finished out of the top four in the English top flight between 1965 and 1974.

Leeds finished as European Cup finalists in 1975 under Jimmy Armfield having suffered a controversial 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich. Howard Wilkinson remains one of Leeds' greatest ever managers having secured two promotions and transformed a struggling Division Two side into the champions of England in four seasons. Leeds enjoyed two European campaigns under David O'Leary, reaching the semi-finals of both the Champions League and UEFA Cup before the club suffered financial meltdown. 

 

Darko Milanič holds the unfortunate club record of shortest tenure in charge after Massimo Cellino sacked him after just 32 days. David Hockaday lasted 70 days in the role. Jock Stein left Leeds after 44 days before taking the Scotland job, and Brian Clough's infamous spell at the club also spanned 44 days.

 

Don Revie enjoyed the longest spell as the club's manager having spent thirteen years in charge from becoming player-manager at in March 1961 before leaving to take the England job in July 1974. 

 

Howard Wilkinson remains the last English manager to win the English top flight in 1992. Current head coach Marcelo Bielsa became only the fourth Leeds manager or head coach to deliver a league title after winning the Championship in July 2020. 

 

Below is a complete history of Leeds United managers, a statistical record of their time in charge and a chronological timeline of events.

G: Games   W: Won   D: Drawn   L: Lost   F: Goals For   A: Goals Against   CS: Clean Sheets   GPG: Goals Per Game   Win %: Win Percentage

Timeline of Leeds United Managers and Head Coaches

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Marcelo Bielsa
Nationality: 🇦🇷 Argentina
Born: Rosario, Argentina 
Date of Birth: 21.7.1955
Honours Won: 1
Period: Jun 2018 - present
Age of Appointment: 62 years, 10 months,
25 days

Marcelo Bielsa was appointed head coach on June 15 2018.

Leeds took up the option to extend Marcelo Bielsa's deal for
another 12 months on May 28 2019.

Marcelo Bielsa signed a new one-year deal on September 11 2020.

Marcelo Bielsa signed a new one-year deal on August 12 2021.

2021 LMA Manager of the Year Finalist

2021 BBC MOTD Premier League Manager of the Season
2020 Best FIFA Men’s Coach Finalist
2020 Championship winners
2020 LMA Championship Manager of the Year
2019 Championship Play-off Semi-Finalists
2019 FIFA Fair Play Award 
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Paul Heckingbottom
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Barnsley, England
Date of Birth: 17.7.1977
Honours Won: 0
Period: Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
Age of Appointment: 40 years, 6 months, 20 days
Days In Charge: 115

​Paul Heckingbottom was appointed head coach on an
18-month deal on February 6 2018.


Paul Heckingbottom was sacked on June 1 2018.
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Thomas Christiansen
Nationality: 🇪🇸 Spain
Born: Hadsund, Denmark
Date of Birth: 11.3.1973
Honours Won: 0
Period: Jun 2017 - Feb 2018
Age of Appointment: 44 years, 3 months, 4 days.
Days In Charge: 234

Thomas Christiansen was appointed head coach on
June 15 2017.


Thomas Christiansen was sacked on 4 February 2018.
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Garry Monk
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Bedford, England
Date of Birth: 6.3.1979
Honours Won: 0
Period: Jun 2016 - May 2017
Age of Appointment: 37 years, 2 months, 27 days
Days In Charge: 357

Garry Monk was appointed head coach on a 12-month
rolling deal on June 2 2016.


Garry Monk resigned from his role on May 25 2017.
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Steve Evans
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland
Born: Glasgow, Scotland
Date of Birth: 30.10.1962
Honours Won: 0
Period: Oct 2015 - May 2016
Age of Appointment: 52 years, 11 months, 19 days
Days In Charge: 225

Steve Evans was appointed head coach on a rolling deal
on October 19 2015.


Steve Evans sacked as head coach on May 31 2016.
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Uwe Rösler
Nationality: 🇩🇪 Germany
Born: Altenburg, East Germany
Date of Birth: 15.11.1968
Honours Won: 0
Period: May 2015 - Oct 2015
Age of Appointment: 46 years, 6 months, 5 days
Days In Charge: 152

Uwe Rösler was appointed head coach on a two-year deal
on May 20 2015.


Uwe Rösler was sacked on October 19 2015.
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Neil Redfearn
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Dewsbury, England
Date of Birth: 20.6.1965
Honours Won: 0
Period: Nov 2014 - May 2015
Age of Appointment: 49 years, 4 months, 12 days
Days In Charge: 199

Neil Redfearn was appointed head coach on a 12-month rolling contract on November 1 2014.
Neil Redfearn left his role on May 19 2015.
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Darko Milanic
Nationality: 🇸🇮 Slovenia
Born: Izola, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)
Date of Birth: 18.12.1967
Honours Won: 0
Period: Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
Age of Appointment: 46 years, 9 months, 5 days
Days In Charge: 32

Darko Milanic was appointed head coach on a two-year
contract on September 23 2014.


Darko Milanic was sacked on October 25 2014.
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Neil Redfearn
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Dewsbury, England
Date of Birth: 20.6.1965
Honours Won: 0
Period: Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
Age of Appointment: 49 years, 2 months, 8 days
Days In Charge: 25

Neil Redfearn assumed temporary control of first-team affairs
on August 28 2014.


Neil Redfearn reverted to his role of Academy manager and
head of coaching on September 22 2014.
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David Hockaday
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Sedgefield, England
Date of Birth: 9.11.1957
Honours Won: 0
Period: Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
Age of Appointment: 56 years, 7 months, 10 days
Days In Charge: 70 

David Hockaday was appointed head coach on a two-year
contract on June 19 2014.


David Hockaday was sacked on August 28 2014.
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Nigel Gibbs
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: St Albans, England
Date of Birth: 20.11.1965
Honours Won: 0
Period: Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
Age of Appointment: 48 years, 2 months, 12 days
Days In Charge: 1

Assistant manager Nigel Gibbs took charge of Leeds' 5-1 win 
against Huddersfield on February 1st 2014 following
Brian McDermott's 
'sacking' on Deadline Day.

Nigel Gibbs returned to his role as assistant manager the
following day 
after Brian McDermott was 'reinstated'. 
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Brian McDermott
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Slough, England
Date of Birth: 8.4.1961
Honours Won: 0
Period: Apr 2013 - May 2014
Age of Appointment: 52 years, 0 months, 4 days
Days In Charge: 413

Brian McDermott was appointed head coach on a three-year
deal on April 12 2013.


Brian McDermott was 'sacked' on Deadline Day before
Leeds' 5-1 win against Huddersfield
on February 1st 2014
before he was reinstated.
 

Brian McDermott left the club by mutual consent on
May 30 2014.
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Neil Redfearn
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Dewsbury, England
Date of Birth: 20.6.1965
Honours Won: 0
Period: Apr 2013 - Apr 2013
Age of Appointment: 47 years, 9 months, 12 days
Days In Charge: 10

Neil Redfearn assumed temporary control of the first team
on April 1 2013.


Neil Redfearn reverted back to his coaching role on
April 11 2013.
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Neil Warnock
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Sheffield, England
Date of Birth: 1.12.1948
Honours Won: 0
Period: Feb 2012 - Apr 2013
Age of Appointment: 63 years, 2 months, 17 days
Days In Charge: 408

Neil Warnock was appointed head coach on February 18 2012.

Neil Warnock parted company with Leeds on April 1 2013.
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Neil Redfearn
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Dewsbury, England
Date of Birth: 20.6.1965
Honours Won: 0
Period: Feb 2012 - Feb 2012
Age of Appointment: 46 years, 7 months, 12 days
Days In Charge: 16

Neil Redfearn assumed temporary control of the first team
on February 1 2012.


Neil Redfearn stepped down from his role on February 17 2012.
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Simon Grayson
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Ripon, Yorkshire, England
Date of Birth: 16.12.1969
Promotions Won: 1
Period: Dec 2008 - Feb 2012
Age of Appointment: 39 years, 0 months, 7 days
Days In Charge: 1,135

Simon Grayson was appointed manager on December 23 2008.

Leeds and Blackpool settled their differences following a tribunal
over Simon Grayson’s move to Elland Road on April 9 2009.​

Simon Grayson was sacked as manager on February 1 2012.

2010 League One Promotion
2010 Football League Trophy Northern Area Finalists
2009 League One Play-Off Semi-Finalists.
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Gary McAllister
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland
Born: Motherwell, Scotland
Date of Birth: 25.12.1964
Honours Won: 0
Period: Jan 2008 - Dec 2008
Age of Appointment: 43 years, 1 months, 4 days
Days In Charge: 327

Gary McAllister was appointed manager until the end of
the season on January 29 2008.​

Gary McAllister was sacked on December 21 2008.

2008 League One Play-Off Finalists


 
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Gwyn Williams
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales
Born: Cwmbran, Wales
Date of Birth: 15.8.1963
Honours Won: 0
Period: Jan 2008 - Jan 2008
Age of Appointment: 44 years, 5 months, 13 days
Days In Charge: 1

Leeds technical director Gwyn Williams took temporary charge
of Leeds' 1-0 defeat at Southend on January 28 2008.


Gwyn Williams stood down the following day following the appointment of Gary McAllister on January 29 2008.
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Dennis Wise
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Kensington, London, England
Date of Birth: 16.12.1966
Honours Won: 0
Period: Oct 2006 - Jan 2008
Age of Appointment: 43 years, 1 months, 4 days
Days In Charge: 327

Dennis Wise was appointed manager on October 24 2006.

Dennis Wise resigned to take the position of general manager
of Newcastle United on January 28 2008.


 
David Geddis
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Carlisle, England
Date of Birth: 12.5.1958
Honours Won: 0
Period: Oct 2006 - Oct 2006
Age of Appointment: 48 years, 5 months, 11 days
Days In Charge: 1

Dave Geddis took temporary charge of Leeds' 1-3 League Cup
defeat to Southend on October 23 2006.


Dave Geddis stood down the following day following the
appointment of Dennis Wise on October 24 2006.
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John Carver
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Date of Birth: 16.1.1965
Honours Won: 0
Period: Sep 2006 - Oct 2006
Age of Appointment: 41 years, 8 months, 5 days
Days In Charge: 32

John Carver was appointed caretaker-manager on
September 21 2006.


Leeds parted ways with caretaker boss John Carver on
October 23 2006.
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Kevin Blackwell
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Luton, England
Date of Birth: 21.12.1958
Honours Won: 0
Period: May 2004 - Sep 2006
Age of Appointment: 45 years, 4 months, 20 days
Days In Charge: 862

Kevin Blackwell was put in temporary charge on May 10
2004 before given the full-time role on May 26 2004.


Kevin Blackwell was sacked on September 20 2006.

2006 Championship Play-Off Finalists.
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Eddie Gray
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland
Born: Glasgow, Scotland
Date of Birth: 17.1.1948
Honours Won: 0
Period: Nov 2003 - May 2004
Age of Appointment: 55 years, 9 months, 24 days
Days In Charge: 182

Eddie Gray took charge as caretaker manager on November
10 2003.


Leeds terminated Eddie Gray's tenure as caretaker-manager
but he moved into an advisory capacity on May 10 2004.
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Peter Reid
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Huyton, England
Date of Birth: 20.6.1956
Honours Won: 0
Period: Mar 2003 - Nov 2003
Age of Appointment: 46 years, 9 months, 1 day
Days In Charge: 234

Peter Reid was given a caretaker manager role on March
21 2003 before being announced as 
permanent manager
on May 9 2003.


Peter Reid was sacked on November 10 2003.
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Terry Venables
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Dagenham, England
Date of Birth: 6.1.1943
Honours Won: 0
Period: Jul 2002 - Mar 2003
Age of Appointment: 59 years, 6 months, 2 days
Days In Charge: 256

Terry Venables was appointed manager on July 8 2002
on a two-year deal.


Terry Venables was sacked as manager on March 21 2003.
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David O'Leary
Nationality: 🇮🇪
Republic of Ireland

Born: Stoke Newington, London, England
Date of Birth: 2.5.1958
Honours Won: 0
Period: Oct 1998 - Jun 2002
Age of Appointment: 40 years, 4 months, 29 days
Days In Charge: 1,365

David O'Leary was appointed as caretaker manager on
October 1 1998 before 
being announced as permanent manager
on October 25 1998.


David O'Leary was sacked as manager on June 27 2002.

2001 Champions League Semi-Finalists
2000 UEFA Cup Semi-Finalists
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George Graham
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland
Born: Bargeddie, Scotland
Date of Birth: 30.11.1944
Honours Won: 0
Period: Sep 1996 - Oct 1998
Age of Appointment: 51 years, 9 months, 11 days
Days In Charge: 751

George Graham was appointed manager on September 10
1996 less than 24 hours after 
the sacking of Howard Wilkinson.

George Graham resigned to take charge of Tottenham Hotspur
on October 1 1998.
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Howard Wilkinson
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Sheffield, England
Date of Birth: 13.11.1943
Honours Won: 3
Period: Oct 1988 - Sep 1996
Age of Appointment: 44 years, 10 months,27 days
Days In Charge: 2,892

Howard Wilkinson was appointed manager on October 10 1988.
 

Howard Wilkinson was sacked on September 10 1996.

1996 League Cup Finalists
1992 FA Charity Shield Winners
1992 English Manager of the Year
1992 Division One Winners
1991 League Cup Semi-Finalists
1991 Full Members' Cup Northern Finalists
1990 Division Two Winners
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Peter Gunby
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Leeds, England
Date of Birth: 20.11.1934
Honours Won: 0
Period:  Sept 1988 - Oct 1988
Age of Appointment: 53 Years, 10 Months, 8 Days
Days In Charge: 12

Peter Gunby took temporary charge on September 28 1988.

Peter Gunby stepped down following the appointment of
Howard Wilkinson on October 10 1988.
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Billy Bremner
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland
Born: Stirling, Scotland
Date of Birth: 9.12.1942
Honours Won: 0
Period: Oct 1985 - Sep 1988
Age of Appointment: 42 years, 10 months, 10 days
Days In Charge: 1,075

Billy Bremner was appointed manager on October 19 1985.

Billy Bremner was sacked as manager on September 28 1988.

1987 Second Division play-off Finalists
1987 FA Cup Semi-Finalists
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Peter Gunby
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Leeds, England
Date of Birth: 20.11.1934
Honours Won: 0
Period:  Oct 1985 - Oct 1985
Age of Appointment: 50 Years, 10 Months, 21 Days
Days In Charge: 7

Peter Gunby took temporary charge on October 11 1985.

Peter Gunby stepped down following the appointment of
Billy Bremner on October 19 1985.
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Eddie Gray
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland
Born: Glasgow, Scotland
Date of Birth: 17.1.1948
Honours Won: 0
Period: Jul 1982 - Oct 1985
Age of Appointment: 36 Years, 5 Months, 17 Days
Days In Charge: 464

Eddie Gray was appointed player-manager on July 4 1984.

Eddie Gray was sacked as manager on October 11 1985.
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Allan Clarke
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Willenhall, Staffordshire, England
Date of Birth: 31.7.1946
Honours Won: 0
Period: Sep 1980 - Jun 1982
Age of Appointment: 34 Years, 1 Months, 15 Days
Days In Charge: 648

Allan Clarke was appointed manager on September 15 1980.

Allan Clarke was sacked as manager on June 25 1982.
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Maurice Lindley
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Keighley, England
Date of Birth: 5.12.1915
Honours Won: 0
Period: Sept 1980 - Sept 1980
Age of Appointment: 64 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days
Days In Charge: 7

Maurice Lindley took temporary charge on September 8 1980.

Maurice Lindley stepped down following the appointment of
Allan Clarke on September 15 1980.
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Jimmy Adamson
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Ashington, England
Date of Birth: 4.4.1929
Honours Won: 0
Period: Oct 1978 - Sep 1980
Age of Appointment: 49 Years, 6 Months, 21 Days
Days In Charge: 684

Jimmy Adamson was appointed manager on October 25 1978.

Jimmy Adamson left his role as manager on September 8 1980.

1979 League Cup Semi-Finalists
1978 League Cup Semi-Finalists
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Maurice Lindley
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Keighley, England
Date of Birth: 5.12.1915
Honours Won: 0
Period: Oct 1978 - Oct 1978
Age of Appointment: 62 Years, 9 Months, 29 Days
Days In Charge: 20

Maurice Lindley took temporary charge on October 4 1978.

Maurice Lindley stepped down following the appointment of
Jimmy Adamson on October 24 1978.
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Jock Stein
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland
Born: Burnbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of Birth: 5.10.1922
Honours Won: 0
Period: Aug 1978 - Oct 1978
Age of Appointment: 55 Years, 10 Months, 16 Days
Days In Charge: 44

Jock Stein was appointed manager on August 21 1978.

Jock Stein left his role as manager on October 4 1978.
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Maurice Lindley
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Keighley, England
Date of Birth: 5.12.1915
Honours Won: 0
Period: July 1978 - Aug 1978
Age of Appointment: 62 Years, 7 Months, 0 Days
Days In Charge: 47

Maurice Lindley took temporary charge on July 4 1978.

Maurice Lindley stepped down following the appointment
of Jock Stein on August 21 1978.
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Jimmy Armfield
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Denton, Lancashire, England
Date of Birth: 21.9.1935
Honours Won: 0
Period: Oct 1974 - Jun 1978
Age of Appointment: 39 Years, 0 Months, 13 Days
Days In Charge: 1,369

Jimmy Armfield was appointed manager on a four-year deal
on October 4 1974 but began his role on October 7 1974.


Jimmy Armfield left his role as manager on July 4 1978.

1978 League Cup Semi-Finalists
1977 FA Cup Semi-Finalists
1975 European Cup Finalists
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Maurice Lindley
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Keighley, England
Date of Birth: 5.12.1915
Honours Won: 0
Period: Sep 1974 - Oct 1974
Age of Appointment: 58 Years, 9 Months, 8 Days
Days In Charge: 20

Maurice Lindley took temporary charge on September 13 1974.

Maurice Lindley stepped down following the appointment of
Jimmy Armfield on October 4 1974.
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Brian Clough
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Middlesbrough, England
Date of Birth: 21.3.1935
Honours Won: 0
Period: July 1974 - Sep 1974
Age of Appointment: 39 Years, 4 Months, 9 Days
Days In Charge: 44

Brian Clough was appointed manager on July 23 1974 but
officially began his role on July 31 1974.


Brian Clough was sacked as manager on September 12 1974.

1974 Charity Shield Runners-Up
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Don Revie OBE
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Middlesbrough, England
Date of Birth: 10.7.1927
Honours Won: 8
Period: Mar 1961 - Jul 1974
Age of Appointment: 33 Years, 8 Months,7 Days
Days In Charge: 4,857

Don Revie was officially appointed as first team player-manager
on a three-year deal on March 17 1961.


Don Revie left his position to take up the role of England manager
on July 4 1974.

1974 Division One Winners
1974 FA Charity Shield Runners-Up
1973 European Cup-Winners' Cup Finalists
1973 FA Cup Finalists
1972 English Manager of the Year
1972 FA Cup Winners
1972 Division One Runners-Up
1971 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Winners
1971 Division One Runners-Up
1970 English Manager of the Year
1970 European Cup Semi-Finalists
1970 Division One Runners-Up
1970 FA Cup Finalists
1970 Awarded an OBE
1969 English Manager of the Year
1969 Division One Winners
1969 FA Charity Shield Winners
1968 League Cup Winners
1968 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Winners
1968 FA Cup Semi-Finalists
1967 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Finalists
1967 FA Cup Semi-Finalists
1966 Division One Runners-Up
1966 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Semi-Finalists
1965 FA Cup Finalists
1965 Division One Runners-Up
1964 Division Two Winners
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Jack Taylor
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Barnsley, England
Date of Birth: 15.2.1914
Honours Won: 0
Period: May 1959 - Mar 1961
Age of Appointment: 45 years, 2 months, 21 days
Days In Charge: 677

Jack Taylor was appointed manager on May 6 1959.

Jack Taylor resigned from his position on March 13 1961.
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Bob Roxburgh
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Morpeth, England
Date of Birth: 5.2.1896
Honours Won: 0
Period: May 1958 - Mar 1959
Age of Appointment: 63 years, 1 month, 5 days
Days In Charge: 57

Bob Roxburgh was appointed caretaker manager on March 10 1959.
Bob Roxburgh reverted to his backroom staff role on May 6 1959.
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Bill Lambton
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Nottingham, England
Date of Birth: 2.12.1914
Honours Won: 0
Period: May 1958 - Mar 1959
Age of Appointment: 43 years, 5 months, 8 days
Days In Charge: 303

Bill Lambton was appointed 'chief coach' on May 10 1958.

Bill Lambton was appointed permanent manager on
December 10 1958.


Bill Lambton left his role as manager on March 9 1959.
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Raich Carter
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Sunderland, England
Date of Birth: 21.12.1913
Promotions Won: 1
Period: May 1953 - May 1958
Age of Appointment: 39 years, 4 months, 14 days
Days In Charge: 1,831

Raich Carter was appointed manager on May 5 1953.

Raich Carter left his role as manager on May 10 1958.

1956 Division Two Promotion
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Major Frank Buckley
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Urmston, Lancashire, England
Date of Birth: 3.10.1882
Honours Won: 0
Period: May 1948 - Apr 1953
Age of Appointment: 65 years, 7 months, 0 days
Days In Charge: 1,823

Major Frank Buckley was appointed manager on May 3 1948.

Frank Buckley resigned on April 8 1953 but continued in his role
until April 30 1953 
before agreeing to manage Walsall.
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Willis Edwards
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Newton, Derbyshire, England
Date of Birth: 28.4.1903
Honours Won: 0
Period: Apr 1947 - Apr 1948
Age of Appointment: 44 years, 0 months, 2 days
Days In Charge: 368

Willis Edwards was appointed manager on April 30 1947.

Willis Edwards left his role on May 2 1948.
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Billy Hampson
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Radcliffe, Lancashire, England
Date of Birth: 26.8.1882
Honours Won: 0
Period: Jul 1935 - Apr 1947
Age of Appointment: 52 years, 10 months, 5 days
Days In Charge: 4,321

Billy Hampson was appointed manager on June 19 1935
but started his role on July 1st 1935.


Billy Hampson left his role as manager on April 30 1947.
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The Board Committee
Promotions Won: 0
Period: March 1927 - July 1935
Days In Charge: 409

The Leeds United board assumed control of all first team matters following the departure of Dick Rayon March 6 1935.

The Board Committee ended their running of the first team following
the appointment of Billy Hampson on July 1 1935.
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Dick Ray
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Newcastle-under-Lyme, England
Date of Birth: 4.2.1876
Promotions Won: 2
Period: June 1927 - Mar 1935
Age of Appointment: 51 years, 4 months, 7 days
Days In Charge: 2,825

Dick Ray was appointed manager on June 11 1927.

Dick Ray resigned from his managerial position on March 6 1935.

Following Dick Ray's resignation the board assumed "collective responsibility for the management of the club".

1932 Division Two Promotion
1928 Division Two Promotion
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Arthur Fairclough
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Barnsley, England
Date of Birth: 1.3.1873
Honours Won: 1
Period: Feb 1920 - May 1927
Age of Appointment: 46 years, 11 months, 25 days
Days In Charge: 2,661

Arthur Fairclough took over as first team manager on February 26 1920.

Arthur Fairclough's resignation was accepted by the club's board on April 20 1927 but agreed to continue until the end of the season.

1924 Division Two Winners
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Dick Ray
Nationality: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Born: Newcastle-under-Lyme, England
Date of Birth: 4.2.1876
Honours Won: 0
Period: Oct 1919 - Feb 1920
Age of Appointment: 43 years, 8 months, 15 days
Days In Charge: 132

Dick Ray was elected to take charge of Leeds United and was appointed secretary-manager on October 17 1919.

Dick Ray stepped down to become Arthur Fairclough's assistant on February 26 1920.

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