Top Five Worst Manchester United Managers Tommy Docherty

 

Top Five worst Manchester United managers

Top Five worst Manchester United managers? Who is Manchester United’s worst coach ever? Here we will look at the worst ever Manchester United managers. Which managers have performed the worst for Manchester United? Which Manchester United managers flopped? Here we will examine the stats and look at who the Top five worst Manchester United managers are.

Manchester United have had some great managers over the years. Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte and so on. But Manchester United have had some bad managers too and Manchester United managers who flopped.

Manchester United’s worst coach ever

So who are the worst Manchester United managers? Who are the Manchester United manager flops? Well we have gone through the stats to find out.

Here we will have all of the worst Manchester United managers according to losses and fewest goals scored and most goals conceded etc.

However, because managers who have lost a lot usually have managed a lot of games for Manchester United, I have decided to look at stats such as least goals scored etc as a more fair reflection.

Note: This list will only include Manchester United managers who have managed at least 30 games for The Red Devils.

Worst Manchester United Managers Of All Time

This table only includes managers who have been in charge of at least 20 games and all Manchester United Managers with a lower win-percentage than 50%.

Worst Manchester United managers everFromUntilGames per honsWDLTotalWin%
Tommy Docherty19721977114107566522846.93
John Bentley19121914n/a3616308243.90
Walter Crickmer19371945n/a3024227639.47
Scot Duncan1932193723592539023539.15
John Chapman19211926n/a86587722138.91
Frank O’Farell19711972n/a3024278137.04
Will McGuinness19691970n/a3232238736.78
Herbert Bamlett19271931n/a57428418331.15
Jack Robson19141921n/a41425613929.50

Manchester United’s worst coach ever: 5 of the worst Manchester United managers according to Stats

5. Tommy Docherty has a win percentage of 46.93%Top Five Worst Manchester United Managers Tommy Docherty

 

Tommy Docherty was the Manchester United manager from 1972 to 1977. He was given the charge of this iconic club and his one of the primary task was to keep the club in the first division.

He was successful in keeping the club safe in his first year but United dropped to the Championship the following season. The Red Devils went on to dominate the second division and won the second division title to get promoted to the top flight.

Docherty also led the club to an FA Cup final victory over Liverpool in 1976.

 

4. John Bentley has a win percentage of 43.90%

 

John Bentley left Bolton Wanderers to join Manchester United in 1912. Alongside being a secretary of the club he was also the manager of the club.

He was a very good administrator but was an equally bad manager as well. Under his tutelage, the Red Devils were almost on the verge of getting relegated to the second division but somehow they survived.

he left the managerial post in 1914.

 

 

3. James West has a win percentage of 40.71%

 

James West was the manager of Newton Health Football Club. Later it changed its name to Manchester United.

West managed United and helped the club to overcome their financial losses at that time. He remained at the charge of the club for three years.

2. Walter Crickmer has a win percentage of 39.47%Top Five Worst Manchester United Managers Walter Crickmer

 

Walter Crickmer was one of the casualties in the Munich Air Disaster. He became the Manchester United manager twice and the second tenure was the longest.

Crickmer was also the secretary of the club since 1926 and in the second period, he managed the club from 1937 to 1945. He emphasised on bringing more youth players to the senior setup and revitalised the United youth system.

He served the club for 32 years as a secretary but was on the flight that crashed in Munich alongside a number of United players.

 

 

1. Scott Duncan has a win percentage of 39.15%Top Five Worst Manchester United Managers Scott Duncan

 

Scott Duncan was the manager of Manchester United from 1932-1937. He managed the club both in the first and the second division. He led the club to a famous promotion in 1936. But things became very difficult for him and the club relegated to the second division again in the  following season.

Top Five Worst Manchester United managers table-Stats

Worst Manchester United managers everFromUntilGames per honsWDLTotalWin%
Tommy Docherty19721977114107566522846.93
John Bentley19121914n/a3616308243.90
Walter Crickmer19371945n/a3024227639.47
Scot Duncan1932193723592539023539.15
John Chapman19211926n/a86587722138.91

Honorary mentions

David Moyes

The former Everton manager emerged as a surprise candidate to replace Sir Alex Ferguson after his retirement and arrived at Manchester United amidst much fanfare.

But soon it was realised he was never meant for the club as his brief stint just for seven months and he had to be replaced by Louis van Gaal. Despite being handpicked by Ferguson, the Scottish failed to get out of his small club mentality and his United campaign ended on a sour note.

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