Liverpool FC Managers
Liverpool FC Managers? Who are Liverpool FC managers? Who have been Liverpool FC managers since the club’s foundation? Since the foundation of Liverpool in 1892, a total of 21 people have managed Liverpool (including interim). The club’s first managers were William Edward Barclay and John McKenna.
Tom Watson became the first Liverpool manager to win the English top flight league championship. Watson is also the longest serving Liverpool manager in terms of span of tenure (nearly 19 years). Bill Shankly is Liverpool’s longest serving manager in terms of most number of matches managed (783). Shankly also guided Liverpool to European glory for the first time, winning the 1972-73 European Cup.
As we all know, Jurgen Klopp is Liverpool’s current manager and has a contract at the club till 2022.
Now, we at Silly Season will show you the list of all Liverpool managers and their tenure.
Liverpool Managers list
Here is a list of all Liverpool FC managers
|All Liverpool FC Managers||Country||Liverpool Manager from||Liverpool Manager to|
|William Edward Barclay
|15 February 1892||16 August 1896|
|Tom Watson||England||17 August 1896||6 May 1915|
|George Patterson||England||1 June 1915||14 December 1919|
|David Ashworth||England||18 December 1919||12 February 1923|
|Matt McQueen||Scotland||13 February 1923||15 February 1928|
|George Patterson||England||7 March 1928||6 August 1936|
|George Kay||England||6 August 1936||January 1951|
|Don Welsh||England||23 March 1951||4 May 1956|
|Phil Taylor||England||May 1956||17 November 1959|
|Bill Shankly||Scotland||1 December 1959||12 July 1974|
|Bob Paisley||England||26 August 1974||1 July 1983|
|Joe Fagan||England||2 July 1983||29 May 1985|
|Kenny Dalglish||Scotland||30 May 1985||21 February 1991|
|Ronnie Moran (Interim)||England||22 February 1991||15 April 1991|
|Graeme Souness||England||16 April 1991||28 January 1994|
|Roy Evans||England||31 January 1994||12 November 1998|
|16 July 1998||12 November 1998|
|Gerard Houllier||France||16 July 1998||24 May 2004|
|Rafael Benitez||Spain||16 June 2004||3 June 2010|
|Roy Hodgson||England||1 July 2010||8 January 2011|
|Kenny Dalglish||Scotland||8 January 2011||16 May 2012|
|Brendan Rodgers||Northern Ireland||1 June 2012||4 October 2015|
|Jurgen Klopp||Germany||8 October 2015||Present|
Liverpool managers who have won the Champions League
Liverpool FC managers Champions League win? So far, only three managers have led Liverpool to Champions League glory. Bob Paisley has helped Liverpool win 3 of their 5 Champions League (European Cup) titles. Paisley guided Liverpool to back-to-back European Cup wins in the 1976-77 and 1977-78 seasons. Liverpool beat Borussia Monchengladbach in the 1977 final while they beat Club Brugge in 1978.
Paisley’s third European Cup was in the 1980-81 season when they beat Real Madrid in the final. Joe Fagan became the second Liverpool manager to win the European Cup, doing so in 1984 when Liverpool beat Roma on penalties.
Rafael Benitez is the last Liverpool manager who has won the Champions League, doing so in 2005 when Liverpool beat AC Milan at Istanbul.
Besides the Champions League, four Liverpool managers have won other European titles. Bill Shankly guided Liverpool to their first European title, the UEFA Cup in 1973 while Paisley won the UEFA Cup in 1976 and the UEFA Super Cup in 1977. Benitez won the UEFA Super Cup in 2005 while Gerard Houllier won the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in 2001.
Most successful Liverpool manager
Bob Paisley is the most successful manager in Liverpool history. During his 9-year managerial spell, Paisley won a total of 20 titles with Liverpool. These included 6 League titles, 6 Charity Shield titles as well as three League Cup titles. In addition to these, Paisley won three European Cup titles, a UEFA Cup and a UEFA Super Cup. Paisley became the first manager to win three European Cups and only two managers have equaled this feat- Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane.
Bill Shankly has won more matches than any other Liverpool manager, winning 407 out of the 783 matches that he managed during his 15-year spell at the club.
Recent management history
Following the departure of Rafa Benitez in 2010, Roy Hodgson became Liverpool’s manager. However, Liverpool had a bizarre start to their season under Hodgson. Liverpool were in the relegation zone for three weeks.
Despite their performances improving, consistency wasn’t present. Hence, Hodgson left the club and Kenny Dalglish replaced him. Liverpool sacked Dalglish in 2012 and Brendan Rodgers replaced him. Liverpool came close to winning the League under Rodgers. However,a string of poor performances in the 2015-16 season saw Rodgers getting sacked and Jurgen Klopp replacing him.
Liverpool’s performances have improved significantly under Klopp so far. Since the arrival of Klopp, Liverpool have reached three finals. Klopp guided Liverpool to the Europa League Final in 2016 and the Champions League Final in 2018. This season, Liverpool have a fair chance of winning the Premier League under Klopp.