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Best Wolves manager

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix' started by Numpty, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Black Country Wanderer

    Black Country Wanderer Has a lot to say

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    Cullis by a long long way
    Bill Mcgarry
    MM
    Dave Jones
    Nuno

    Nuno will move into third place if we continue to improve next season,or get to the cup final,will need to be something really special to hit number one imo
     
  2. Pagey

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    Nah started watching under Turner and loved the rise through the divisions.
    So in my lifetime
    Nuno
    Turner
    Jones
     
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    lykos Newbie

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    My thoughts exactly...
     
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    Difficult to judge different managers who operated under different circumstances. Turner, Jackett and McCarthy had to rebuild from not a lot. Cullis did fantastically well, and will probably always be number one, but Buckley had done some of the groundwork in the years before. Nuno is doing a great job but is backed by Fosun (admittedly many who were backed by sir Jack failed). I'd rather not compare and just enjoy the job that Nuno's doing. Long may it continue.
     
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    My first game was 92 or 93 so Nuno hands down for me.
     
  6. WickedWolfie

    WickedWolfie Just doesn't shut up

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    Hmmmm.. that was one promise l would happily have seen broken....
     
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  7. oldgolded

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    Cullis has to be the top man due to his achievements, but Major Buckley deserves an honorable mention.
    During my time my favourites would be McGarry, Barnwell, and Nuno in no particular order.
    Plenty that I wasn't particularly fond of.
     
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    Northamptonwolf Senior Member

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    Although what a great season in league one!

    Some great away days that season
     
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  9. WickedWolfie

    WickedWolfie Just doesn't shut up

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    Agreed. Out of darkness cometh light....
     
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    Echo this a million percent.
     
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    100% this
     
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    Thought Barnwell (pre accident) was a great manager. Cullis has to be No.1 currently though with Nuno, McGarry and Turner.
     
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    McGarry by a country mile.
     
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    Bill McGarry for me. Not popular with the players but he got results.
     
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    Barnwell in my lifetime. Nobody will ever top Cullis but I wasn't around. Nuno has won nothing - YET.
     
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    Jones is my favourite, then Turner, then Nuno, then McCarthy.
     
  17. ShifnalWolf

    ShifnalWolf Graphmaster General

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    MM and Nuno are on a par for me

    What Nuno has at his disposal is a million miles away from what MM had.

    MM signed Kights from non-league, Jarvis from League Two, Hennessey was academy - the list goes on...

    Nuno has signed two of Portugal's best ever players and spent over £130m in 18 months.

    The best times we have had in my life are under Nuno - doesn't mean he was/is the better manager though.
     
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    Nuno, Turner, Barnwell, Hawkins, mick.
     
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    Nuno wouldn’t have succeeded with Micks resources and Mick wouldn’t have us playing this well with Nunos resources.

    Horses for courses.
     
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    Nuno by an absolute mile
     
  21. WolfInSheep'sClothing

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    In my lifetime...

    Nuno
    Mick
    Jackett
    Turner
    Jones
    Taylor
    McGhee
    Hoddle
    Colin Lee
    Lambert
    Zenga
    Saunders
    Solbakken
     
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    The thing is that Mick had, particularly in the Prem, quite decent resources. The issue was how he used them. He had a habit of making signings and then not playing them - not like Nuno, for a period to get them fully fit and used to the team pattern - at all....
     
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    in my life time
    cullis
    nuno
    ronnie allen
     
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    (my bold)
    Really? I'm not so sure. He did pretty well with VERY limited resources at Rio Ave and the evidence (eg Doc, Coads) suggests that he and his coaching team have the ability to significantly improve players.
     
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    and did he TRY to sell him? As I recall Taylor gave Bully his word if an offer came in he would let him decide

    I could be wrong of course!
     
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    He would have absolutely no chance getting that side from 15th to winning the league without a lot of money.
    That’s not a dig at Nuno, he’s a football coach not a wizard.
     
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    His post match interviews certainly felt like three years!
     
  28. Rhoswolf

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    Cullis
    Barnwell
    Nuno
    Allen
    McGarry
    Turner
    MM
    Hawkins
    Jones
    Jackett
     
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    I'm 45, we've had 20 managers since I started supporting them from John Barnwell in 1978 onwards.
    My top three are 1st Nuno, 2nd Graham Turner (for pulling us up from the absolute depths) then John Barnwell.
     
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    I started going to games I the late 80s so I'll comment on the period that has elapsed since then.

    Nuno & Turner is a very difficult comparison - totally different circumstances in which they excelled. With Nuno we walked promotion back to the PL playing beautiful football and right now has us firmly established amongst and regularly challenging the best in the country. Turner inherited control when the club didn't have two brass farthings to rub together, brought in a previously unheard of striker for pittance who went on to become our finest ever goal scorer and walked us back up through two divisions.

    The achievements of everybody else in the meantime doesn't come close for me, and if I'm absolutely pushed to make a choice I'd just about go with Graham Turner - he brought us light at a time when we were in total disarray. Quite possibly - and very hopefully - I might have a different view in a year or two....

    Best of the rest would be Mick - got us back to the PL and kept us there for a few years on a fairly moderate budget.

    Kenny restored some pride following the efforts of his clown-esque predecessor and always conducted himself as an absolute gentlemen, but it's fairly well accepted most half decent managers would have gotten us promoted from L1 with that squad (albeit he did so emphatically)

    Also recall David Jones time with a lot of fond memories (most notably THAT day) and he also got us playing some great football at times - however his time will always be tarnished with the memory of the season that we SHOULD have been promoted (and he also had a lot to spend).
     
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    That's how I always remembered it.
     
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    Nuno ...
    ... then Sammy Chung, 'cos he had a really fit daughter, Sarah!
     
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    Pretty sure that’s not okay to makes jokes about sexual abuse. If you have children and they were ever abused, I don’t think you’d be making light of it.
     
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    In our era it has to be Nuno, but Wolves history is long and proud so it should be.

    So for me Stan Cullis was our greatest ever manager.
     
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    You can’t believe he didn’t want a sexual abuse case becoming front page news at the club he’s manager of? Or you don’t believe that the person who has been abused would say this about Taylor. This gentleman who worked in the same company was sexually abusing young players but one of the players made up that Taylor came to see him and suggest he keeps it quiet for his own protection. I’m not sure what there is to not believe
     
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    I hope you are right, because if he does he will have won numerous league titles and FA cups.

    Good times ahead.
     
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    I copied this from Wiki, the numbers are P-W-D-L-win%
    Nuno has the highest win% because he is yet to have a bad season.

    Stan Cullis - June 1948 September 1964 748 350 171 227 46.8 1949 FA Cup winners
    1949–50 First Division runners-up, 1953–54 First Division champions, 1954–55 First Division runners-up, 1957–58 First Division champions
    1958–59 First Division champions, 1959–60 First Division runners-up, 1959 FA Charity Shield winners, 1960 FA Cup winners
    Andy Beattie - November 1964 September 1965 44 19 7 18 43.2
    Ronnie Allen - September 1965 November 1968 150 66 35 49 44.0 1966–67 Second Division runners-up
    Bill McGarry - November 1968 May 1976 398 153 110 135 38.4 1971 Texaco Cup winners
    1972 UEFA Cup runners-up,1974 League Cup winners
    Sammy Chung - England June 1976 November 1978 108 41 27 40 38.0 1976–77 Second Division champions
    John Barnwell - November 1978 January 1982 166 64 40 62 38.6 1980 League Cup winners
    Ian Greaves - February 1982 August 1982 20 5 6 9 25.0
    Graham Hawkins - August 1982 April 1984 90 26 28 36 28.9 1982–83 Second Division runners-up
    Tommy Docherty - June 1984 July 1985 48 9 12 27 18.8
    Bill McGarry - September 1985 November 1985 12 2 3 7 16.7
    Sammy Chapman - November 1985 August 1986 33 8 9 16 24.2
    Graham Turner - October 1986 March 1994 412 179 109 124 43.4 1987–88 Fourth Division champions
    1988 Football League Trophy winners, 1988–89 Third Division champions
    Graham Taylor - March 1994 November 1995 91 36 29 26 39.6
    Mark McGhee - December 1995 November 1998 159 65 39 55 40.9
    Colin Lee - November 1998 December 2000 111 44 33 34 39.6
    Dave Jones - January 2001 November 2004 187 75 52 60 40.1 2003 First Division play-off winners
    Glenn Hoddle - December 2004 July 2006 76 27 34 15 35.5
    Mick McCarthy - July 2006 February 2012 270 104 66 100 38.5 2008–09 Championship champions
    Terry Connor - February 2012 June 2012 13 0 4 9 0.0
    Ståle Solbakken - July 2012 January 2013 30 10 5 15 33.3
    Dean Saunders - January 2013 May 2013 20 5 5 10 25.0
    Kenny Jackett - May 2013 July 2016 150 69 43 38 46.0 2013–14 League One champions
    Walter Zenga - July 2016 October 2016 17 6 4 7 35.3
    Paul Lambert - November 2016 May 2017 33 14 5 14 42.4
    Nuno Espírito Santo - May 2017 Present 78 44 17 17 56.4 2017–18 Championship champions
     
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    I am sorry you feel that way but you have mentioned children not me. Do you not think you are interpreting a remark in a way you want to see it though? I do think most people will just relate it to a joke aimed towards Aston Villa and not make of it more than that.
     
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    In the context of what was brought up, it does have direct links. I accept however that was not how it was intended or other people may read it as. Aston Villa are a joke.
     
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