List of Chelsea Managers


Chelsea are one of the most famous clubs in England, more recently they have become one of the biggest and most successful clubs in European Soccer. With the recent and dramatic dismissal of Thomas Tuchel and the rapid appointment of former Brighton boss Graham Potter, they have yet another managerial chapter to open.

Below is a list of all Chelsea FC managers, from the club’s origins in 1905, to its recent appointment of Potter. Including Win% and honours won.

Chelsea ManagerNationalityWin %Honours
John Tait Robertson Scotland61%0
William Lewis England63%0
David Calderhead Scotland40%0
Leslie Knighton England34%0
Billy Birrell Scotland33%0
Ted Drake England37%2
Tommy Docherty Scotland47%1
Ron Suart England0%0
Dave Sexton England44%2
Ron Suart England24%0
Eddie McCreadie Scotland38%0
Ken Shellito England23%0
Danny Blanchflower Northern Ireland16%0
Geoff Hurst England43%0
Bobby Gould England0%0
John Neal England41%1
John Hollins England39%1
Bobby Campbell England47%2
Ian Porterfield Scotland34%0
David Webb England38%0
Glenn Hoddle England34%0
Ruud Gullit Netherlands49%1
Gianluca Vialli Italy53%5
Claudio Ranieri Italy54%0
José Mourinho Portugal67%6
Avram Grant Israel67%0
Luiz Felipe Scolari Brazil56%0
Guus Hiddink Netherlands73%1
Carlo Ancelotti Italy61%3
André Villas-Boas Portugal48%0
Roberto Di Matteo Italy57%2
Rafael Benítez Spain58%1
José Mourinho Portugal59%2
Steve Holland England100%0
Guus Hiddink Netherlands37%0
Antonio Conte Italy65%2
Maurizio Sarri Italy62%1
Frank Lampard England52%0
Thomas Tuchel Germany61%3
Graham PotterEnglandTBDTBD

How many managers did Chelsea have in history?

When Graham Potter finally took charge of Chelsea FC for his first game as manager, he became the 40th Chelsea manager in their long history.

Who was Chelsea manager before Tuchel?

Potter has replaced Thomas Tuchel. The very successful German coach was bought in to replace, playing hero come manager Frank Lampard in 2021.

How many managers has Chelsea had in the last 15 years?

Graham Potter will become Chelsea’s 16th Manager in the last 15 years when he takes charge. Between 2007 and 2022 Chelsea ripped through 16 different managers, starting with the imminent departure of Jose Mourinho and ending with Potter.

José Mourinho

Avram Grant

Luiz Felipe Scolari

Guus Hiddink

Carlo Ancelotti

André Villas-Boas

Roberto Di Matteo

Rafael Benítez

José Mourinho

Steve Holland

Guus Hiddink

Antonio Conte

Maurizio Sarri

Frank Lampard

Thomas Tuchel

Graham Potter

Who was manager when Chelsea won the Champions league?

Chelsea have won the Champions League twice, once in 2012 under Rafael Benitez and most recently in 2021 under the now departed Thomas Tuchel.

How many managers have Chelsea had in the last ten years?

Graham Potter will become Chelsea’s 11th Manager in the last 10 years when he takes charge. Between 2012 and 2022 Chelsea ripped through 11 different managers, starting with Villas Boas and ending with Potter.

André Villas-Boas

Roberto Di Matteo

Rafael Benítez

José Mourinho

Steve Holland

Guus Hiddink

Antonio Conte

Maurizio Sarri

Frank Lampard

Thomas Tuchel

Graham Potter

How many managers did Chelsea have since 2000?

This century Chelsea have had 18 Managers. They were led into the new century by Gianluca Vialli and are now managed by former Brighton Boss Graham Potter.

ManagerYears Managed
Gianluca Vialli2000
Claudio Ranieri2000-2004
José Mourinho2004-2007
Avram Grant2007-2008
Luiz Felipe Scolari2008-2009
Guus Hiddink2009
Carlo Ancelotti2009-2011
André Villas-Boas2011-2012
Roberto Di Matteo2012-2012
Rafael Benítez2012-2013
José Mourinho2013-2015
Steve Holland2015
Guus Hiddink2015-2016
Antonio Conte2016-2018
Maurizio Sarri2018-2019
Frank Lampard2019-2021
Thomas Tuchel2021-2022
Graham Potter2022 – TBD

James

I started watching football in the early 90s and was hooked. I fell in love with Chelsea and have supported them ever since.

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