Tom Whittaker was a player for Arsenal, a coach and one of Arsenal’s managers. Here is his record as a manager…
|1950/51||5th||5th (Man U)|
* Jack Crayston took over in October 1956.
As a starter you might like to read… 10 April 1948: Arsenal win the league
Tom Whittaker was Arsenal’s 12th manager, and is the 4th in our list of long serving managers (behind Wenger, Mee and Graham). He had the fifth best win percentage among managers with over 100 games, behind Wenger, Bradshaw, Chapman and Graham. The full set of tables are here.
An article about his life appears here
The Tom Whittaker era and its significance in Arsenal’s history
- The day the Arsenal directors vigorously attacked the FA in the Arsenal programme
- When the press were considered to be “fair and dignified”
- When Cup games just continued until there was a result! 1945/6.
- The Arsenal Dynasty: 1930 to 1956, and 8th June anniversaries
- How Tom Whittaker persuaded Chapman to make him a trainer with Arsenal, after his injury
- How did Tom Whittaker get Chapman to believe in him, and other anniversaries
Other articles from the era…
Walley Barnes: football as a series of accidents
Dennis Evans: a star for £1500
Ted Platt: the wartime keeper
The main series: