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Chelsea managers who flopped- worst win percentage & least wins ratio stats!

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Who are the Worst Chelsea managers ever? Chelsea managers who flopped? Worst Chelsea managers ever based on stats? Which Chelsea managers have the Worst win ratio ever? Here we look at the Chelsea managers who floppedWho are the Chelsea managers who flopped?

So who are the worst Chelsea managers ever? Who are the Chelsea managers who flopped? Here we will have all of the worst Chelsea managers according to stats.

Chelsea managers who flopped?

Chelsea FC have had 33 managers in their history. So which former Chelsea managers who flopped made those losses? Well we are going to find out. Here are Chelsea managers who flopped.

Worst Chelsea managers ever as of 2018

Chelsea managers who flopped? This table only includes managers who have been in charge for at least 20 games and all Chelsea Managers with a lower win-percentage than 50%.

Worst Chelsea managers ever From Until Games per hons W D L Total Win%
Tommy Docherty 1962 1967 129.5 129 56 74 259 49.81
Ruud Gullit 1996 1998 83 41 18 24 83 49.4
Andre Villas-Boas 2011 2012 n/a 19 11 10 40 47.5
Bobby Campbell 1988 1991 76.5 68 45 40 153 44.44
Dave Sexton 1967 1974 186.5 163 108 102 373 43.7
Geoff Hurst 1979 1981 n/a 35 20 29 84 41.67
John Neal 1981 1985 204 84 61 59 204 41.18
David Calderhead 1907 1933 483 385 239 342 966 39.86
David Webb (caretaker) 1993 1993 n/a 5 4 4 13 38.46
Eddie McCreadie 1975 1977 97 37 33 27 97 38.14
Ted Drake 1952 1961 213 156 103 167 426 36.62
John Hollins 1985 1988 134 49 37 48 134 36.57
Albert Leslie Knighton 1933 1939 n/a 93 71 108 272 34.19
Ian Porterfield 1991 1993 n/a 29 27 29 85 34.12
Glenn Hoddle 1993 1996 n/a 53 54 50 157 33.76
Billy Birrell 1939 1952 n/a 96 75 119 290 33.1
Ron Suart 1974 1975 n/a 9 12 14 35 25.71
Ken Shellito 1977 1978 n/a 15 19 31 65 23.08
Danny Blanchflower 1978 1979 n/a 5 7 19 31 16.13

All Chelsea Managers with a higher win-percentage than 50% are presented in separate list which is the list with the Best Chelsea managers ever.

Top five Chelsea managers who flopped

Here are the Top 5 Worst Chelsea managers ever based on stats and their win-percentage:

5. Glenn Hoddle has a win percentage of 33.76%

Chelsea managers who flopped

Glenn Hoddle is one of the Chelsea managers who flopped. The former English footballer became player-manager of Chelsea in 1993. Hoddle managed to get Chelsea to the FA Cup final in his first season in charge but they lost 4-0 to Manchester United.

The Englishman’s best season was when he got Chelsea to finish 11th in the Premier League. Hoddle only lasted two seasons at Chelsea and moved on at the end of the 1995/96 season.

His win ratio of 33.76% is the fifth worst in the history of the club.

4. Billy Birrell has a win percentage of 33.10%

Billy Birrell chelsea managers who flopped

It may be a tad harsh on the former Chelsea manager Billy Birrell seeing as he was one of the first managers ever of Chelsea FC.  But Billy Birrell has one of the worst win ratios ever as manager of Chelsea.

The Scotsman arrived as manager of Chelsea in 1939 and managed them until 1952. He was responsible for signing Roy Bentley who went onto become one of the greatest ever Chelsea strikers.  

Unfortunately, Birrell fell out with Bentley among other team stars and a lot of fans too after selling several star players.

His win ratio is one of the worst but to his credit he lasted 13 years at the club.

3. Ron Suart has a win percentage of 25.71%

Ron Suart Top five worst Chelsea managers ever

Ron Suart managed Chelsea from 1974 to 1975. But he lasted less than a season in charge.

Suart won just eight times, drew 12 and lost 14 games during his time there. Under Suart, Chelsea only scored 38 goals and they conceded 62 times in totalHis win percentage of 25.71% is one of the worst in the history of Chelsea.

2. Ken Shellito has a win percentage of 23.08%

Chelsea managers who flopped

Ken Shellito played his entire footballing career at Chelsea and was a legend. However, his management career at Chelsea did not go so well. Shellito only managed Chelsea from 1977 to 1978. He experienced a few embarrassing losses as manager of Cheslea including a 6-0 loss to Everton.

To be fair to him, Shellito had never managed a team before and was given the role as the club were in a dire emergency. Chelsea had financial problems and were making gamble on Shellito as he had experience managing the Chelsea juniors.

Shellito has had a successful career since his disastrous spell as Chelsea boss. He is now the technical director of Chelsea soccer school in Malaysia.

1. Danny Blanchflower has a win percentage of 16.13%

Danny Blanchflower Chelsea managers who flopped

Danny Blanchflower managed Chelsea from 1978 to 1979 but he didn’t even last the season. Following the departure of Ken Shellito, Chelsea were hoping Danny Blanchflower would turn things around. but he didn’t.

Chelsea won just five times, drew eight and lost 19 time from 32 games. From those games, Chelsea scored just 34 goals and conceded 68 times.

Blanchflower has the worst win percentage of any Chelsea managers ever. For that reason, Blancflower is number one on our list of Chelsea managers who flopped.

Top five Chelsea managers who flopped- Stats

Glenn Hoddle 1993 1996 n/a 53 54 50 157 33.76
Billy Birrell 1939 1952 n/a 96 75 119 290 33.1
Ron Suart 1974 1975 n/a 9 12 14 35 25.71
Ken Shellito 1977 1978 n/a 15 19 31 65 23.08
Danny Blanchflower 1978 1979 n/a 5 7 19 31 16.13

 

See also…

Best Chelsea managers ever- Win percentage

Best Chelsea XI of all time

Longest serving Chelsea managers of all time

Chelsea top 10 goal scorers of all time