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Thomas Mitchell

Thomas Mitchell – Arsenal’s first professional manager

Thomas Mitchell takes office

His position in this table shows his place in our history

Name From To P Win% Top 4 Honours
The Committee August 1983 May 1897 118 44.92
Thomas Mitchell March 1897 March 1898 26 53.85
William Elcoat April 1898 20 Feb 1899 43 53.49

He also appears in our top ten managers of all time, providing we include all those who managed for a limited number of games…

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 848 57.78 15 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

Players that he signed:

Roger Ord