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Wolverhampton Wanderers manager: Stan Cullis is the best head coach ever

Under the lead of Stan Cullis, Wolverhampton Wanderers were one of the strongest clubs in English football. Let’s figure out what honors they have obtained in the era of Stan Cullis and who else has ever coached The Wanderers?
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List of Wolverhampton Wanderers managers over time

Name

Nationality

From

To

George Worrall

England

August 1877

May 1885

Jack Addenbrooke

England

August 1885

June 1922

George Jobey

England

June 1922

May 1924

Albert Hoskins

England

June 1924

March 1926

Fred Scotchbrook

England

March 1926

June 1927

Major Frank Buckley

England

July 1927

March 1944

Ted Vizard

Wales

April 1944

May 1948

Stan Cullis

England

June 1948

September 1964

Andy Beattie

Scotland

November 1964

September 1965

Ronnie Allen

England

September 1965

November 1968

Bill McGarry

England

November 1968

May 1976

Sammy Chung

England

June 1976

November 1978

John Barnwell

England

November 1978

January 1982

Ian Greaves

England

February 1982

August 1982

Graham Hawkins

England

August 1982

April 1984

Tommy Docherty

Scotland

June 1984

July 1985

Bill McGarry

England

September 1985

November 1985

Sammy Chapman

Northern Ireland

November 1985

August 1986

Graham Turner

England

October 1986

March 1994

Graham Taylor

England

March 1994

November 1995

Mark McGhee

Scotland

December 1995

November 1998

Colin Lee

England

November 1998

December 2000

Dave Jones

England

January 2001

November 2004

Glenn Hoddle

England

December 2004

July 2006

Mick McCarthy

Ireland

July 2006

February 2012

Terry Connor

England

February 2012

June 2012

Ståle Solbakken

Norway

July 2012

January 2013

Dean Saunders

Wales

January 2013

May 2013

Kenny Jackett

Wales

May 2013

July 2016

Walter Zenga

Italy

July 2016

October 2016

Paul Lambert

Scotland

November 2016

May 2017

Nuno Espírito Santo

Portugal

May 2017

May 2021

Bruno Lage

Portugal

June 2021

 

Since the inception of Wolverhampton Wanderers, the club has served 32 managers. Most of them are English football managers, but there are some head coaches from other European countries, including Ted Vizard, Dean Saunders, and Kenny Jackett from Wales; Andy Beattie, Tommy Docherty, Mark McGhee, and Paul Lambert from Scotland; Sammy Chapman from Northern Scotland; Ståle Solbakken from Norway; Walter Zenga from Italy; Nuno Espírito Santo and Bruno Lage from Portugal. 

Ted Vizard was the manager who led the club to the highest percentage of winning matches (48.9%) with 87 winning games out of 178 appearances. However, in his time, Wolves didn’t win any competition at all. 

The all-time greatest manager of Wolverhampton

Stan Cullis is considered the most successful manager in the history of Wolverhampton. Despite not being the longest-serving coach, Cullis led The Wanderers to the most titles in his time, from 1948 to 1964. He and his students won three First Division titles in the 1953-54, 1957-58, and 1958-59 seasons, along with three seasons becoming the runners-up. They also won two FA Cups and one FA Charity Shield. Stan Cullis was also a former footballer of Wolverhampton Wanderers.  

His greatest impact for the club was honored by a statue of him outside the Wolves’ Molineux Stadium, and inducting him into the English Football Hall of Fame. 

Stan Cullis statue

Learn about Wolverhampton Wanderers 

In this part, you will find some basic information about Wolverhampton Wanderers to know more about this Premier League club. 

History

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club is a professional association football club based in the city of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, hence the name of the club. They are also known as Wolves or The Wanderers. 

They were founded 144 years ago, in 1877 as St.Luke’s F.C. Wolves were one of the founding members of the Football League, which was established in 1888. The club is playing at Molineux Stadium with a 32,050 capacity. Recently, in June 2021, the Portuguese professional football manager Bruno Lage has started his tenure as a head coach of The Wanderers. Wolverhampton Wanderers are owned by a Chinese company called Fosun International. 

Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.

League honors

Wolves joined 26 consecutive seasons of the top-flight competition, between 1932 and 1965. They won three First Division championships, all during the time of Stan Cullis. They also won four titles of FA Cups, two League Cups, and many other league and cup titles. After a 39-year absence from the European campaign, Wolves finally reached the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals in 2020.

1. League

Football League First Division, superseded by the Premier League

  • Champions (3): 1953–54, 1957–58, 1958–59
  • Runners-up (5): 1937–38, 1938–39, 1949–50, 1954–55, 1959–60

EFL Championship/Football League Second Division (1892–1992) 

  • Champions (4): 1931–32, 1976–77, 2008–09, 2017–18
  • Runners-up (2): 1966–67, 1982–83
  • Play-off winners (1): 2002–03

EFL League One/Football League Third Division 

  • Champions (3): 1923–24 (North), 1988–89, 2013–14

Football League Fourth Division 

  • Champions (1): 1987–88

2. Cup

UEFA Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1971–72

FA Cup

  • Winners (4): 1892–93, 1907–08, 1948–49, 1959–60
  • Runners-up (4): 1888–89, 1895–96, 1920–21, 1938–39

Football League Cup

  • Winners (2): 1973–74, 1979–80

FA Charity Shield

  • Winners (4): 1949*, 1954*, 1959, 1960* (* shared)
  • Runners-up (1): 1958

Football League Trophy

  • Winners (1): 1987–88

Football League War Cup

  • Winners (1): 1942

Texaco Cup

  • Winners (1): 1970–71

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolverhampton_Wanderers_F.C.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wolverhampton_Wanderers_F.C._managers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Cullis

Harry Siuu
Written by: Harry Siuu
a specialized football specialist with over ten years' experience as a football journalist who works for Betimate.com.

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