List of FA Cup winning managers

This is a list of FA Cup winning football managers.

Arsène Wenger has won the tournament on seven occasions as Arsenal manager. George Ramsay won the tournament on six occasions with Aston Villa. Two other managers have won the title on five occasions.

James Fielding led Blackburn Rovers to success three consecutive seasons in 1884, 1885 and 1886.[1]

Seventeen men have won the tournament both as a player and as a manager: John Cameron as player-manager in 1901, Peter McWilliam, Billy Walker, Jimmy Seed, Matt Busby, Stan Seymour, Joe Smith, Bill Shankly, Joe Mercer, Don Revie, Bob Stokoe, Kenny Dalglish, Bobby Gould, Terry Venables, George Graham, Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Di Matteo. Cameron and Dalglish are the only two people who have guided their clubs to the title as player-managers, in 1901 and 1986 respectively.

Two managers have won the title with two sides: Billy Walker with Sheffield Wednesday in 1935 and Nottingham Forest in 1959 and Herbert Chapman with Huddersfield Town in 1922 and Arsenal 1930.

Winning managers

Arsène Wenger has won the tournament a record seven times
Bob Crompton
Bob Crompton, winning manager in 1928
Fred Everiss
Fred Everiss, winning secretary-manager in 1931
Bobby Robson Cropped
Bobby Robson, winning manager in 1978
Ron Atkinson, winning manager in 1983 and 1985
Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson, winning manager in 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004
Cobi Jones and Ruud Gullit
Ruud Gullit, winning manager in 1997
Gérard Houllier
Gérard Houllier, winning manager in 2001
Rafael Benitez
Rafael Benítez, winning manager in 2006
José Mourinho, winning manager in 2007
Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink, winning manager in 2009
Ancelotti Chelsea
Carlo Ancelotti, winning manager in 2010
Roberto Mancini - Lech - Manchester 005
Roberto Mancini, winning manager in 2011
Final Manager Nationality Club Ref
1872 C. W. Alcock  England Wanderers
1873 C. W. Alcock  England Wanderers
1874 Oxford University
1875 Royal Engineers
1876 Jarvis Kenrick  England Wanderers
1877 Jarvis Kenrick  England Wanderers
1878 Jarvis Kenrick  England Wanderers
1879 Old Etonians
1880 Clapham Rovers
1881 Old Carthusians
1882 Old Etonians
1883 Jack Hunter  England Blackburn Olympic
1884 James Fielding Blackburn Rovers [1]
1885 James Fielding Blackburn Rovers [1]
1886 James Fielding Blackburn Rovers [1]
1887 George Ramsay  Scotland Aston Villa
1888 Louis Ford  England West Bromwich Albion
1889 William Sudell  England Preston North End
1890 Thomas Mitchell  Scotland Blackburn Rovers
1891 Thomas Mitchell  Scotland Blackburn Rovers
1892 Louis Ford  England West Bromwich Albion
1893 Jack Addenbrooke  England Wolverhampton Wanderers
1894 Tom Harris  England Notts County
1895 George Ramsay  Scotland Aston Villa
1896 Arthur Dickinson  England The Wednesday
1897 George Ramsay  Scotland Aston Villa
1898 Harry Haslam  England Nottingham Forest
1899 John Nicholson  England Sheffield United
1900 H Hamer  England Bury
1901 John Cameron  Scotland Tottenham Hotspur
1902 John Nicholson  England Sheffield United
1903 H Hamer  England Bury
1904 Tom Maley  Scotland Manchester City
1905 George Ramsay  Scotland Aston Villa
1906 Will Cuff  England Everton
1907 Arthur Dickinson  England The Wednesday
1908 Jack Addenbrooke  England Wolverhampton Wanderers
1909 Ernest Mangnall  England Manchester United
1910 Frank Watt  Scotland Newcastle United
1911 Peter O'Rourke  Scotland Bradford City
1912 Arthur Fairclough  England Barnsley
1913 George Ramsay  Scotland Aston Villa
1914 John Haworth  England Burnley
1915 John Nicholson  England Sheffield United
1920 George Ramsay  Scotland Aston Villa
1921 Peter McWilliam  Scotland Tottenham Hotspur
1922 Herbert Chapman  England Huddersfield Town
1923 Charles Foweraker  England Bolton Wanderers
1924 Frank Watt  Scotland Newcastle United
1925 John Nicholson  England Sheffield United
1926 Charles Foweraker  England Bolton Wanderers
1927 Fred Stewart  England Cardiff City
1928 Bob Crompton  England Blackburn Rovers
1929 Charles Foweraker  England Bolton Wanderers
1930 Herbert Chapman  England Arsenal
1931 Fred Everiss  England West Bromwich Albion
1932 Andy Cunningham  Scotland Newcastle United
1933 Thomas H. McIntosh  England Everton
1934 Wilf Wild  England Manchester City
1935 Billy Walker  England Sheffield Wednesday
1936 George Allison  England Arsenal
1937 Johnny Cochrane  Scotland Sunderland
1938 James Taylor  England Preston North End
1939 Jack Tinn  England Portsmouth
1946 Stuart McMillan  England Derby County
1947 Jimmy Seed  England Charlton Athletic
1948 Matt Busby  Scotland Manchester United
1949 Stan Cullis  England Wolverhampton Wanderers
1950 Tom Whittaker  England Arsenal
1951 Stan Seymour  England Newcastle United
1952 Stan Seymour  England Newcastle United
1953 Joe Smith  England Blackpool
1954 Vic Buckingham  England West Bromwich Albion
1955 Doug Livingstone  Scotland Newcastle United
1956 Les McDowall  Scotland Manchester City
1957 Eric Houghton  England Aston Villa
1958 Bill Ridding  England Bolton Wanderers
1959 Billy Walker  England Nottingham Forest
1960 Stan Cullis  England Wolverhampton Wanderers
1961 Bill Nicholson  England Tottenham Hotspur
1962 Bill Nicholson  England Tottenham Hotspur
1963 Matt Busby  Scotland Manchester United
1964 Ron Greenwood  England West Ham United
1965 Bill Shankly  Scotland Liverpool
1966 Harry Catterick  England Everton
1967 Bill Nicholson  England Tottenham Hotspur
1968 Alan Ashman  England West Bromwich Albion
1969 Joe Mercer  England Manchester City
1970 Dave Sexton  England Chelsea
1971 Bertie Mee  England Arsenal
1972 Don Revie  England Leeds United
1973 Bob Stokoe  England Sunderland
1974 Bill Shankly  Scotland Liverpool
1975 John Lyall  England West Ham United
1976 Lawrie McMenemy  England Southampton
1977 Tommy Docherty  Scotland Manchester United
1978 Bobby Robson  England Ipswich Town
1979 Terry Neill  Northern Ireland Arsenal
1980 John Lyall  England West Ham United
1981 Keith Burkinshaw  England Tottenham Hotspur
1982 Keith Burkinshaw  England Tottenham Hotspur
1983 Ron Atkinson  England Manchester United
1984 Howard Kendall  England Everton
1985 Ron Atkinson  England Manchester United
1986 Kenny Dalglish  Scotland Liverpool [2]
1987 John Sillett  England Coventry City
1988 Bobby Gould  England Wimbledon
1989 Kenny Dalglish  Scotland Liverpool [2]
1990 Alex Ferguson  Scotland Manchester United [3]
1991 Terry Venables  England Tottenham Hotspur
1992 Graeme Souness  Scotland Liverpool [4]
1993 George Graham  Scotland Arsenal
1994 Alex Ferguson  Scotland Manchester United [3]
1995 Joe Royle  England Everton
1996 Alex Ferguson  Scotland Manchester United [3]
1997 Ruud Gullit  Netherlands Chelsea
1998 Arsène Wenger  France Arsenal [5]
1999 Alex Ferguson  Scotland Manchester United [3]
2000 Gianluca Vialli  Italy Chelsea
2001 Gérard Houllier  France Liverpool [6]
2002 Arsène Wenger  France Arsenal [5]
2003 Arsène Wenger  France Arsenal [5]
2004 Alex Ferguson  Scotland Manchester United [3]
2005 Arsène Wenger  France Arsenal [5]
2006 Rafael Benítez  Spain Liverpool [7]
2007 José Mourinho  Portugal Chelsea
2008 Harry Redknapp  England Portsmouth
2009 Guus Hiddink  Netherlands Chelsea
2010 Carlo Ancelotti  Italy Chelsea
2011 Roberto Mancini  Italy Manchester City
2012 Roberto Di Matteo  Italy Chelsea
2013 Roberto Martínez  Spain Wigan Athletic
2014 Arsène Wenger  France Arsenal [5]
2015 Arsène Wenger  France Arsenal [5]
2016 Louis van Gaal  Netherlands Manchester United
2017 Arsène Wenger  France Arsenal
2018 Antonio Conte  Italy Chelsea
2019 Pep Guardiola  Spain Manchester City

By individual

Rank Name Winners Club(s) Winning Years
1 France Arsène Wenger
Arsenal 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2017
2 Scotland George Ramsay
Aston Villa 1887, 1895, 1897, 1905, 1913, 1920
3 Scotland Alex Ferguson
Manchester United 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004
4 England John Nicholson
Sheffield United 1899, 1902, 1915, 1925
5 James Fielding
Blackburn Rovers 1884, 1885, 1886
= England Charles Foweraker
Bolton Wanderers 1923, 1926, 1929
= England Bill Nicholson
Tottenham Hotspur 1961, 1962, 1967
6 Scotland Thomas Mitchell
Blackburn Rovers 1890, 1891
= England Jack Addenbrooke
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1893, 1908
= England Arthur Dickinson
The Wednesday 1896, 1907
= England H. Hamer
Bury 1900, 1903
= Scotland Frank Watt
Newcastle United 1910, 1924
= England Herbert Chapman
Huddersfield Town, Arsenal 1922, 1930
= England Billy Walker
Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest 1935, 1959
= Scotland Matt Busby
Manchester United 1948, 1963
= England Stan Cullis
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1949, 1960
= Scotland Bill Shankly
Liverpool 1965, 1974
= England John Lyall
West Ham United 1975, 1980
= England Keith Burkinshaw
Tottenham Hotspur 1981, 1982
= England Ron Atkinson
Manchester United 1983, 1985
= Scotland Kenny Dalglish
Liverpool 1986, 1989

By nationality

Country Managers Total
 England 50 76
 Scotland 17 32
 France 2 8
 Italy 5 5
 Netherlands 3 3
 Spain 3 3
 Northern Ireland 1 1
 Portugal 1 1


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Arsène Wenger

Arsène Charles Ernest Wenger (French pronunciation: ​[aʁsɛn vɛŋɡɛʁ]; born 22 October 1949) is a French football manager and former player. He was the manager of Arsenal from 1996 to 2018, where he was the longest-serving and most successful in the club's history. His contribution to English football through changes to scouting, players' training and diet regimens revitalised Arsenal and aided the globalisation of the sport in the 21st century.

Born in Strasbourg and raised in Duttlenheim to an entrepreneurial family, Wenger was introduced to football by his father, the manager of the local village team. After a modest playing career, in which he made appearances for several amateur clubs, Wenger obtained a manager's diploma in 1981. Following an unsuccessful period at Nancy which culminated in his dismissal in 1987, Wenger joined AS Monaco; the club won the league championship in 1988. In 1991, Wenger guided Monaco to victory in the Coupe de France, but their failure to regain the league title in later seasons led to his departure from the club by mutual consent in 1994. He briefly coached J.League side Nagoya Grampus Eight and won the Emperor's Cup and Japanese Super Cup during his stay in Japan.

Wenger was named manager of Arsenal in 1996 and two years later led the club to a Premier League and FA Cup double. The club won another league and cup double in 2002 and retained the FA Cup a year later. In 2004, Wenger managed Arsenal to an undefeated league season, a feat last accomplished by Preston North End, 115 years previously. Arsenal later eclipsed Nottingham Forest's record of 42 league matches unbeaten and went seven more matches before losing in October 2004. The club made their first appearance in a Champions League final in 2006, though they lost to Barcelona. After a period of almost nine years without a trophy, which coincided with the club relocating to the Emirates Stadium, Wenger guided Arsenal to further FA Cup success in 2014, 2015 and 2017, before stepping down as manager a year later.

The nickname "Le Professeur" (French: usually translated as "The Teacher") is used by fans and the British media to reflect Wenger's studious demeanour. His approach to the game emphasises an attacking mentality, with the aim that football ought to be entertaining on the pitch. Wenger's Arsenal teams have been criticised for their indiscipline; his players received 100 red cards between September 1996 and February 2014, though the team has won awards for sporting fair play. At Monaco, Wenger earned a reputation for spotting young talent, and he has remained focused on developing a youth system.

List of English football championship-winning managers

This is a list of English football championship-winning managers.

List of Scottish Cup winning managers

This is a list of Scottish Cup winning football managers. The Scottish Cup was first competed for in the 1873–74 season. Football in Scotland did not become a professional sport until the 1890s. This meant that clubs in this early period were generally organised by a management committee, or a board of directors if the club had been incorporated. The position of team manager was not introduced in Scottish football until the 1890s, or even later in some instances.

Willie Maley, with Celtic in 1899, was the first team manager to win the competition. This list gives details of the winning club and their manager in each season since then. Maley is also the most successful manager in the history of the competition, winning 14 Scottish Cups during his long tenure.

Pep Guardiola

Josep "Pep" Guardiola Sala (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛb ɡwəɾðiˈɔlə]; born 18 January 1971) is a Spanish professional football coach and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Manchester City. One of the most successful managers of all time by honors and trophies won, he is considered to be one of the best managers of all time. He holds the record for the most consecutive league wins in La Liga, Bundesliga and Premier League.Guardiola was a creative and technically gifted defensive midfielder who usually played in a deep-lying playmaker's role. He spent the majority of his career with Barcelona, forming a part of Johan Cruyff's Dream Team that won the club's first European Cup in 1992, and four successive Spanish league titles from 1991 to 1994. He later captained the team from 1997 until his departure from the club in 2001. After leaving Barcelona, Guardiola had stints with Brescia and Roma in Italy, Al-Ahli in Qatar, and Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico. He was capped 47 times for the Spanish national team and appeared at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, as well as at UEFA Euro 2000. He also played friendly matches for Catalonia.

After retiring as a player, Guardiola briefly coached Barcelona B, with whom he won a Tercera División title, and assumed control of the first-team in 2008. In his first season as the first team manager, he guided Barcelona to the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League. In doing so, Guardiola became the youngest manager to win the aforementioned European competition. The following campaign, he led Barcelona to four trophies, including winning his second Spanish league title as manager. In 2011, after leading the club to another La Liga and Champions League double, Guardiola was awarded the Catalan Parliament's Gold Medal, their highest honour. The same year, he was also named the FIFA World Coach of the Year. In Guardiola's final season at Barcelona, he again won four trophies, before departing in 2012. He ended his four-year Barcelona stint with 14 honours, a club record.

After a sabbatical period, Bayern Munich announced Guardiola would join the club as manager in 2013. In his first season at the club, he won four trophies, including the double of Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal. Guardiola won seven trophies during his three-year tenure in Germany; winning the Bundesliga every season he was there, as well as two domestic doubles. He left the Bavarians for Manchester City in 2016, and guided them to a Premier League title in his second campaign in charge, breaking numerous domestic records as the team became the first to attain 100 league points. He won a second consecutive Premier League and EFL Cup the following season, as well as the FA Cup, to capture an unprecedented domestic treble in English men's football.

Roberto Martínez

Roberto Martínez Montoliu (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈβeɾto maɾˈtineθ montoˈliw]; born 13 July 1973) is a Spanish football coach and former professional player. Martínez is the manager of the Belgium national team.

Martínez played as a defensive midfielder and began his career at Real Zaragoza, with whom he won the Copa del Rey. He spent a year at lower league side CF Balaguer, before signing for English Third Division side Wigan Athletic. Becoming part of a small Spanish contingent at the club known as "the three amigos" alongside Jesús Seba and Isidro Díaz, he was a regular first team player for six years, the longest period of time he spent at one club. During his time there, he won the Football League Third Division and the Football League Trophy. He moved to Scottish side Motherwell, then to Walsall, before joining Swansea City in 2003. He became club captain and helped the team to win promotion to League One in 2005. He moved to Chester City in 2006, and was again chosen to be captain.

In 2007, he retired from playing to become manager of Swansea City, leading them to promotion from League One as champions. He then joined Wigan Athletic in 2009, helping the club avoid relegation for three consecutive seasons. In his fourth season Wigan were relegated, but won the FA Cup in 2013 for the first time in the club's history. At the end of that season he became manager of Everton. In May 2016, he was sacked as their manager, and became Belgium's head coach on 3 August 2016. He guided them to third place in 2018 FIFA World Cup, their best-ever position in the competition.

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