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Managerial Records
Longest Reign - Shortest Spell - Most Matches In the Hot Seat - Fewest Matches in Charge
Youngest Manager - Oldest Manager - Best Record - Worst Record

Longest Spell
Manager Took Charge Left  
Fred Westgarth 01/08/1940 01/02/1957 13 years, 184 days
Jack Manners * 01/08/1913 01/05/1920 6 years, 273 days
Billy Horner * 01/10/1976 31/03/1983 6 years, 181 days
Jimmy Hamilton 01/08/1935 30/06/1943 5 years, 29 days
Jackie Carr 01/04/1931 01/04/1935 4 years, 0 days
* - First Spell with the club
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Shortest Spell
Manager Took Charge Left  
Colin West ^ 07/11/2002 21/11/2002 14 days
Brian Honour & Paul Baker ^ 18/01/1999 24/02/1999 37 days
John Duncan 01/04/1983 14/06/1983 74 days
Paul Stephenson ^ 02/02/2006 13/06/2006 131 days
Geoff Twentyman 01/06/1965 29/10/1965 150 days
^ - Caretaker Manager
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Most Matches in Charge
Manager Took Charge Left Matches
Fred Westgarth 01/08/1940 01/02/1957 510
Billy Horner * 01/10/1976 31/03/1983 307
Chris Turner 24/02/1999 07/11/2002 195
Jackie Carr 01/04/1931 01/04/1935 182
Bill Norman 01/08/1924 01/04/1931 164
* - First Spell with the club
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Fewest Matches in Charge
Manager Took Charge Left Matches
Colin West ^ 07/11/2002 21/11/2002 2
Brian Honour & Paul Baker ^ 18/01/1999 24/02/1999 7
Geoff Twentyman 01/06/1965 29/10/1965 8
John Duncan 01/04/1983 14/06/1983 9
Paul Stephenson ^ 02/02/2006 13/06/2006 15
^ - Caretaker Manager
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Youngest Manager to Take Charge
Manager Took Charge Left Age when Joining
Brian Clough 29/10/1965 05/06/1967 30 years, 222 days
Alvan Williams 06/01/1964 31/05/1965 31 years, 46 days
Cecil Potter 01/05/1920 01/07/1922 31 years, 168 days
Percy Humphreys 01/08/1912 31/05/1913 31 years, 241 days
Len Ashurst 01/03/1971 01/06/1974 31 years, 356 days
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Youngest Manager to Leave Club
Manager Took Charge Left Age when Leaving
Brian Clough 29/10/1965 05/06/1967 32 years, 76 days
Percy Humphreys 01/08/1912 31/05/1913 32 years, 179 days
Alvan Williams 06/01/1964 31/05/1965 32 years, 191 days
MIck Docherty 01/06/1983 15/12/1983 33 years, 47 days
Cecil Potter 01/05/1920 01/07/1922 33 years, 229 days
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Oldest Manager to Take Charge
Manager Took Charge Left Age when Joining
Bob Gurney 01/04/1963 06/01/1964 55 years, 171 days
John Simpson 24/04/1970 01/03/1971 51 years, 179 days
Danny Wilson 13/06/2006 15/12/2008 46 years, 164 days
Fred Westgarth 01/08/1943 01/02/1957 45 years, 314 days
Cyril Knowles 09/12/1989 04/03/1991 45 years, 149 days
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Oldest Manager to Leave Club
Manager Took Charge Left Age when Leaving
Fred Westgarth 01/08/1943 01/02/1957 59 years, 133 days
Bob Gurney 01/04/1963 06/01/1964 56 years, 85 days
John Simpson 24/04/1970 01/03/1971 52 years, 125 days
Danny Wilson 13/06/2006 15/12/2008 48 years, 349 days
Cyril Knowles 09/12/1989 04/03/1991 46 years, 234 days
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Most Successful Manager
Manager Took Charge Left Matches Pts/Game*
Percy Humphreys 01/08/1912 31/05/1913 43 1.744
Cyril Knowles 09/12/1989 04/03/1991 85 1.729
Fred Priest 01/08/1908 31/05/1912 145 1.697
Danny Wilson 13/06/2006 15/12/2008 123 1.691
Mike Newell 21/11/2002 31/05/2003 35 1.686
* - Based on 3 points for a win in all competitions.
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Least Successful Manager
Manager Took Charge Left Matches Pts/Game*
Mick Docherty 01/06/1983 15/12/1983 18 0.833
Paul Stephenson ^ 02/02/2006 13/06/2006 15 0.933
John Simpson 24/04/1970 01/03/1971 31 1.032
Allenby Chilton 01/06/1962 01/04/1963 34 1.118
Davy Gordon 01/06/1922 31/05/1924 80 1.138
* - Based on 3 points for a win in all competitions.
^ - Caretaker Manager
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