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Manager Appointed Departed Days   P W D L F A Pts1 Percent Average   P W D L F A %
W D L F A Pts1
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12,3Robert Jack15 Apr 1905
18 Jul 1910
1 May 1906
14 Apr 1938
10,515 104149025529617881265172547.124.528.41.721.221.66 62221129879335.5
25Jimmy Rae8 Sep 194719 Jan 19552,691 3231159511348948144035.629.435.01.511.491.36 15528191933.3
3Jack Rowley17 Feb 195514 Mar 19601,853 22788528734536831638.822.938.31.521.621.39 11515252245.5
4Paul Sturrock31 Oct 2000
27 Nov 2007
4 Mar 2004
10 Dec 2009
1,966 251106648133826838242.225.532.31.351.071.52 267514394226.9
54Jack Tresadern15 Apr 1938
22 Sep 1944
7 Nov 1939
6 Sep 1947
1,652 14340247919629214428.016.855.21.372.041.01 13418182830.8
6Ellis Stuttard21 Nov 1961
6 Mar 1970
30 Sep 1963
10 Oct 1972
1,629 19466567230130025434.028.937.11.551.551.31 11218103018.2
7Tony Waiters11 Oct 197221 Apr 19771,654 20579567029127029338.527.334.11.421.321.43 2915311362951.7
8Derek Adams11 Jun 201528 Apr 20191,418 18682416325723328744. 278415294929.6
9Dave Smith15 Nov 198415 Jun 19881,309 16270385425320824843.223.533.31.561.281.53 258512324332.0
109Peter Shilton2 Mar 19924 Jan 19951,039 13051285118118718139.221.539.21.391.441.39 2611411364142.3
118Derek Ufton29 Apr 196529 Jan 19681,006 10830285013416611827.825.946.31.241.541.09 7106101414.3
12Managed by committee2 May 1907
1 Oct 1963
30 Apr 1910
6 Oct 1963
1,101 14662364818716222242.524.732. 831481337.5
13John Sheridan6 Jan 201328 May 2015873 11344274212611515938.923.937. 13445262430.8
14Bobby Saxton8 Jan 197931 May 1981875 11643324115113616137.127.635.31.301.171.39 16457151425.0
15Bobby Moncur29 Jun 198127 Sep 1983821 9939213913212913839.421.239.41.331.301.39 17566161629.4
16David Kemp1 Mar 199013 Feb 1992715 9327293710513111029. 12444131333.3
17Kevin Hodges24 Jun 19984 Oct 2000834 10235303712512313534.329.436. 20479193420.0
18Billy Bingham14 Feb 19685 Mar 1970751 9534253610711112735.826.337. 91444711.1
19Ryan Lowe5 Jun 20197 Dec 2021917 10344253414714115742.724.333.01.431.371.52 2511410393444.0
20Ken Brown7 Jul 19886 Feb 1990580 73221932931078530. 14419203628.6
21Peter Reid24 Jun 201018 Sep 2011452 551583254935327.314.558.20.981.690.96 61144916.7
222Frank Brettell2 Mar 190314 Apr 1905775 9948232816610616748.523.228.31.681.071.69 11542251145.5
23Malcolm Allison6 Jul 1964
16 Mar 1978
28 Apr 1965
6 Jan 1979
297 7628202811612610436.826.336.81.531.661.37 14635192142.9
24Mick Jones4 Feb 199721 Jun 1998503 6317202671867127.031.741.31.131.371.13 60246130.0
25Bobby Williamson20 Apr 20046 Sep 2005505 5518122564756632.721.845.51.161.361.20 31025733.3
26Neil Warnock22 Jun 19953 Feb 1997593 783123241039311639.729.530.81.321.191.49 14617181442.9
2711Carl Fletcher19 Sep 20111 Jan 2013471 6315242473816923.838. 723210928.6
28John Hore12 Oct 198319 Oct 1984374 4712152064755125.531.942.61.361.601.09 191135231457.9
296,7Neil Dougall & George Taylor15 Mar 196030 Apr 1961412 502381993887746. 8332141237.5
302William Fullarton2 May 19061 May 1907365 4815161759606131.333.335. 1001020.0
31Ian Holloway28 Jun 200621 Nov 2007512 6223221785809137.135.527.41.371.291.47 951311655.6
32Mike Kelly22 Apr 197714 Feb 1978299 336111636512918.233.348.51.091.550.88 103437730.0
33Paul Mariner11 Dec 20096 May 2010147 27751527382625.918.555.61.001.410.96 2011030.0
34Tony Pulis23 Sep 200514 Jun 2006265 3711151132334829.740.529.70.860.891.30 1001010.0
3510Steve McCall5 Jan 199529 Mar 199584 1533911231220. 1001020.0
367Neil Dougall19 Jun 196120 Nov 1961155 1873828402438.916.744.41.562.221.33 1001230.0
37Steven Schumacher7 Dec 2021205 26135835264450. 21012250.0
  1. For an even comparison, points are calculated using three for a win in all cases. Three points, replacing two, was introduced into English football in 1981. A draw has always earned one point.
  2. In the absence of clear evidence, this Appointed date is a close estimate.
  3. Bob Jack announced his resignation on 10 March 1938 but agreed to remain at the club until the end of the season.
  4. Jack Tresadern's appointment was announced at half-time in the match at Luton on April 7th, but he took over at Home Park a week later.
  5. Jimmy Rae was made acting manager on September 8th, having been Jack Tresadern's assistant, and was fully appointed on 12 November 1947.
  6. Neil Dougall and George Taylor's joint managership began in March 1960 as an "emergency" arrangement, and were confirmed on a permanent basis that summer.
  7. In March 1961 it was announced that joint managers Neil Dougall and George Taylor would revert to their coaching duties at the end of the season, and that Vic Buckingham would become manager from June 1st. Buckingham, formerly the manager of West Bromwich Albion and at that time in charge at Ajax, was both experienced and successful, and considered quite a coup for Argyle. Although still at Ajax, the manager-designate found time (because Ajax played on Sundays) to watch several matches over the following two months and also had a significant influence at Home Park, including discussions with the board on player retention and a new pay and incentive scheme. However, on May 8th came the shock news that Buckingham had accepted the job of manager at Sheffield Wednesday. With the club in some disarray, Argyle's secretary Jess Lowe took on the managerial duties until a new man could be found. As events turned out, that new man was Neil Dougall. As for Buckingham, he spent three years at Hillsborough, another three managing Fulham and numerous shorts spells with European clubs, including Ajax (again) and Barcelona.
  8. Derek Ufton began as caretaker manager. His full appointment was announced on 18 May 1965.
  9. Peter Shilton was suspended on January 4th, but his tenure was effectively over and Steve McCall took over at this point. Shilton actually resigned a week later.
  10. Steve McCall was appointed in a temporary capacity on Peter Shilton's departure, but a week later was converted to full manager when Shilton's dispute was resolved.
  11. Carl Fletcher began as caretaker manager but was appointed as full manager when the club emerged from administration on 1 Nov 2011.

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