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Bruce Rioch

The manager charts

Full details of all Arsenal managers are given in the Managers Index.  Below two of those indexes are reproduced.  Below that there are links to our various articles on Rioch and his time at Arsenal.

Table of managers in win percentage order

We can see that Rioch is 11th in this table, but is aided by the fact that he didn’t manage very many games – just 47 in fact.

Pos. Name From To P Win% Top 4 Honours
1 Pat Rice Sep 1996 Sep1996 4 75.00
2 Joe Shaw January 1934 May 1934 23 60.87 1 1 League
3 Arsène Wenger October 1996 954 56.92 16 3 League
4 FA Cup
4 Thomas Mitchell March 1897 March 1898 26 53.85
5 William Elcoat April 1898 20 Feb 1899 43 53.49
6 Harry Bradshaw August 1899 May 1904 189 50.79 3*
7 James Punch McEwen April 1915 April 1919 2 50.00
8 Herbert Chapman June 1925 Jan 1934 403 49.88 4 2 League
1 FA Cup
9 George Graham May 1986 Feb 1995 460 48.91 6 2 League
1 FA Cup
2 Lg Cup
1 CWCup
10 Tom Whittaker June 1947 October  1956 429 47.09 3 2 League
1 FA Cup
11 Bruce Rioch June 1995 August 1996 47 46.81
12 George Allison May 1934 May 1947 279 46.24 3 2 League
1 FA Cup
13 Don Howe Dec 1983 March 1986[ 117 46.15
14 Arthur Kennedy 21 Feb 1899 August 1899 11 45.45
15 Terry Neill July 1976 Dec 1983 416 44.95 2 1 FA Cup
16 The Committee August 1983 May 1897 118 44.92
17 Bertie Mee June 1966 May 1976 539 44.71 3 1 League
1 FA Cup
1 Fairs C.
18 Jack Crayston October 1956 May 1958 77 42.86
19 Phil Kelso July 1904 Feb 1908[ 152 41.45
20 George Swindin June 1958 1 May 1962 179 39.11 1
21 Billy Wright May 1962 June 1966 182 38.46
22 Stewart Houston Feb 1995 June 1995 19 36.84
23 George Morrell Feb  1908 April 1915 292 35.27  1*
24 Leslie Knighton April 1919 May 1925 268 34.33
25 Stewart Houston August 1996 Sep 1996 6 33.33
26 Steve Burtenshaw March 1986 May 1986 11 27.27

 

Table of managers by number of games

Just to put Rioch in a historical perspective you can see that he ranks number 17 in the number of games managed.   Only William Elcoat can be seen as a permanent manager but managed fewer games.  Everyone else from Rioch down was appointed as a temporary manager.

Pos. Name From To P Win% Top 4 Honours
1 Arsène Wenger October 1996 954 56.92 16 3 League
4 FA Cup
2 Bertie Mee June 1966 May 1976 539 44.71 3 1 League
1 FA Cup
1 Fairs C.
3 George Graham May 1986 Feb 1995 460 48.91 6 2 League
1 FA Cup
2 Lg Cup
1 CWCup
4 Tom Whittaker June 1947 October  1956 429 47.09 3 2 League
1 FA Cup
5 Terry Neill July 1976 Dec 1983 416 44.95 2 1 FA Cup
6 Herbert Chapman June 1925 Jan 1934 403 49.88 4 2 League
1 FA Cup
7 George Morrell Feb  1908 April 1915 292 35.27 1*
8 George Allison May 1934 May 1947 279 46.24 3 2 League
1 FA Cup
9 Leslie Knighton April 1919 May 1925 268 34.33
10 Harry Bradshaw August 1899 May 1904 189 50.79 3*
11 Billy Wright May 1962 June 1966 182 38.46
12 George Swindin June 1958 1 May 1962 179 39.11 1
13 Phil Kelso July 1904 Feb 1908 152 41.45
14 The Committee August 1893 May 1897 118 44.92
15 Don Howe Dec 1983 March 1986[ 117 46.15
16 Jack Crayston October 1956 May 1958 77 42.86
17 Bruce Rioch June 1995 August 1996 47 46.81
18 William Elcoat April 1898 20 Feb 1899 43 53.49
19 Thomas Mitchell March 1897 March 1898 26 53.85
20 Joe Shaw January 1934 May 1934 23 60.87 1 1 League
21 Stewart Houston Feb 1995 June 1995 19 36.84
22 Arthur Kennedy 21 Feb 1899 August 1899 11 45.45
23 Steve Burtenshaw March 1986 May 1986 11 27.27
24 Stewart Houston August 1996 Sep 1996 6 33.33
25 Pat Rice Sep 1996 Sep1996 4 75.00
26 James Punch McEwen April 1915 April 1919 2 50.00

As a manager

Rioch Reviewed

The Year Before Wenger

One Year

Rioch, man and myth

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