Managerial league table 2012-13: Who leads the way?

 

Ever wondered how your favourite football club's boss would fare in a league table of managers? Has changing the man in charge made a difference to their fortunes this season?

A study by BBC Sport has analysed the number of points returned per game from each full-time managerial spell since the start of the season.

And while the top man, Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson, may come as little surprise, there are some intriguing results elsewhere.

The successful reunion between Eddie Howe and Bournemouth accounts for second spot on the table. Malky Mackay, who has guided Cardiff to the top of the Championship, is next in the manager's list ahead of Manchester City's Roberto Mancini.

At the opposite end of the table, Mark Robson's spell at Barnet, where he collected just three points from 11 matches is the worst managerial spell this season and he is the only manager below Queens Park Rangers' former boss Mark Hughes.

The table also allows supporters to compare how their teams' form has fluctuated, if at all, following a change in the dug-out.

Has Chelsea's decision to get rid of Roberto Di Matteo in favour of Rafael Benitez strengthened the team's push for a top-four spot? Has Ian Holloway delivered better results in charge of Blackpool or Crystal Palace? And if Ferguson has the best, who has the worst record of the season so far? The answers are all below.

Manager Club Games Points Points per game

1

Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United

25

62

2.48

2

Eddie Howe

AFC Bournemouth

18

41

2.27

3

Malky Mackay

Cardiff City

29

63

2.17

4

Roberto Mancini

Manchester City

25

53

2.12

5

David Flitcroft

Barnsley

5

10

2.00

6

Brian Flynn

Doncaster Rovers

3

6

2.00

7

Steve Kean

Blackburn Rovers

7

14

2.00

8

Roberto Di Matteo

Chelsea

12

24

2.00

9

John Ward

Bristol Rovers

7

14

2.00

10

Micky Adams

Port Vale

30

59

1.96

11

Dean Saunders

Doncaster Rovers

26

50

1.92

12

Martin Allen

Gillingham

29

55

1.89

13

Ronnie Moore

Tranmere Rovers

30

56

1.86

14

Steve Bruce

Hull City

29

53

1.83

15

Nigel Pearson

Leicester City

29

53

1.83

16

Mark Robins

Coventry City

24

44

1.83

17

Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

11

20

1.82

18

Paolo Di Canio

Swindon Town

30

54

1.80

19

Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham Hotspur

25

45

1.80

20

Gianfranco Zola

Watford

30

52

1.73

21

Uwe Rosler

Brentford

29

50

1.72

22

Rafael Benitez

Chelsea

13

22

1.69

23

David Moyes

Everton

25

42

1.68

24

John Sheridan

Plymouth Argyle

3

5

1.67

25

Gary Johnson

Yeovil Town

29

48

1.65

Mick McCarthy
Manager Club Games Points Points per game

26

Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town

17

28

1.65

27

Danny Wilson

Sheffield United

29

48

1.65

28

Steve Evans

Rotherham United

28

46

1.64

29

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

25

41

1.64

30

Mark Yates

Cheltenham Town

30

49

1.63

31

Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

29

47

1.62

32

Gareth Ainsworth

Wycombe Wanderers

22

35

1.59

33

Paul Sturrock

Southend United

29

46

1.59

34

Micky Mellon

Fleetwood Town

20

31

1.55

35

Sean Dyche

Burnley

17

26

1.53

36

Gary Smith

Stevenage

28

43

1.53

37

Karl Robinson

MK Dons

28

43

1.53

38

Paul Tisdale

Exeter City

30

46

1.53

39

Gary Rowett

Burton Albion

31

47

1.52

40

Aidy Boothroyd

Northampton Town

30

45

1.50

41

Sean O'Driscoll

Bristol City

4

6

1.50

42

Sean O'Driscoll

Nottingham Forest

24

36

1.50

43

Richie Barker

Crawley Town

28

42

1.50

44

Ian Holloway

Crystal Palace

16

24

1.50

45

Keith Curle

Notts County

29

43

1.48

46

Steve Davis

Crewe Alexandra

29

43

1.48

47

Phil Parkinson

Bradford City

28

41

1.46

48

Mark Robson & Edgar Davids

Barnet

13

19

1.46

49

Gus Poyet

Brighton & Hove Albion

29

42

1.45

50

Graham Alexander

Fleetwood

9

13

1.44

Guy Poyet
Manager Club Games Points Points per game

51

Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

25

36

1.44

52

Russell Slade

Leyton Orient

30

43

1.43

53

Nigel Clough

Derby County

29

41

1.41

54

Dean Smith

Walsall

31

44

1.41

55

Neil Warnock

Leeds United

29

41

1.41

56

Paul Cook

Chesterfield

16

22

1.38

57

Ian Holloway

Blackpool

13

18

1.38

58

Kenny Jackett

Millwall

30

41

1.37

59

Michael Appleton

Blackpool

11

15

1.36

60

Michael Laudrup

Swansea City

25

34

1.36

61

Steve Clarke

West Brom

25

34

1.36

62

Chris Wilder

Oxford United

29

39

1.35

63

Michael Appleton

Blackburn Rovers

3

4

1.33

64

Martin Ling

Torquay United

28

37

1.32

65

Paul Cook

Accrington Stanley

13

17

1.31

66

Jim Bentley

Morecambe

30

39

1.30

67

Chris Powell

Charlton Athletic

30

39

1.30

68

John Coleman

Rochdale

28

36

1.29

69

Brian Laws

Scunthorpe United

15

19

1.26

70

Greg Abbott

Carlisle United

29

36

1.24

71

Lee Clark

Birmingham City

30

37

1.23

72

Gary Mills

York City

30

37

1.23

73

John Still

Dagenham & Redbridge

31

38

1.23

74

Sam Allardyce

West Ham United

25

30

1.20

75

Edgar Davids

Barnet

6

7

1.20

John Still
Manager Club Games Points Points per game

76

Tony Pulis

Stoke City

25

30

1.20

77

Graham Westley

Preston North End

29

35

1.20

78

Dougie Freedman

Bolton Wanderers

16

19

1.19

79

Stale Solbakken

Wolverhampton Wanderers

26

31

1.19

80

Simon Grayson

Huddersfield Town

28

33

1.18

81

Dave Jones

Sheffield Wednesday

30

35

1.17

82

Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

25

29

1.16

83

Joe Dunne

Colchester United

22

25

1.13

84

Michael Appleton

Portsmouth

16

18

1.12

85

Martin Jol

Fulham

25

28

1.12

86

Chris Hughton

Norwich City

25

28

1.12

87

Owen Coyle

Bolton Wanderers

10

11

1.10

88

Eddie Howe

Burnley

10

11

1.10

89

Kevin Blackwell

Bury

21

23

1.09

90

Graham Turner

Shrewsbury Town

31

34

1.09

91

Alan Pardew

Newcastle United

25

27

1.08

92

Harry Redknapp

Queens Park Rangers

12

13

1.08

93

Dean Holdsworth

Aldershot

29

30

1.03

94

Nigel Adkins

Southampton

22

22

1.00

95

Neil Ardley

AFC Wimbledon

18

18

1.00

96

Keith Hill

Rochdale

2

2

1.00

97

Andy Thorn

Coventry City

3

3

1.00

98

Darren Ferguson

Peterborough United

29

27

0.93

99

Brian McDermott

Reading

25

23

0.92

100

Carl Fletcher

Plymouth Argyle

26

24

0.92

Darren Ferguson
Manager Club Games Points Points per game

101

John Hughes

Hartlepool United

12

11

0.91

102

Paul Dickov

Oldham Athletic

30

27

0.90

103

Derek McInnes

Bristol City

26

22

0.85

104

Keith Hill

Barnsley

25

21

0.84

105

Roberto Martinez

Wigan Athletic

25

21

0.84

106

Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

25

21

0.84

107

Alex McLeish

Nottingham Forest

6

5

0.83

108

Mark McGhee

Bristol Rovers

22

18

0.82

109

Leam Richardson

Accrington Stanley

17

14

0.82

110

Paul Groves

AFC Bournemouth

10

8

0.80

111

John Sheridan

Chesterfield

3

2

0.67

112

Alan Knill

Scunthorpe United

15

10

0.66

113

Mauricio Pochettino

Southampton

3

2

0.66

114

Henning Berg

Blackburn Rovers

10

6

0.60

115

Paul Jewell

Ipswich Town

12

7

0.58

116

Terry Brown

AFC Wimbledon

7

4

0.57

117

Gary Waddock

Wycombe Wanderers

7

4

0.57

118

Neale Cooper

Hartlepool United

14

7

0.50

119

Dean Saunders

Wolverhampton Wanderers

4

2

0.50

120

John Ward

Colchester United

8

4

0.50

121

Mark Hughes

Queens Park Rangers

12

4

0.33

122

Mark Robson

Barnet

11

3

0.27