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Brian joins elite list

17 December 2012

McDermott second most successful post war manager

Brian McDermott celebrated his third year anniversary as Reading boss this Sunday - putting himself on a par with a very select group of former Royals bosses! 


Only 13 other men can claim to have remained in their post for the same period or longer, and only three of those can claim to have a higher win percentage than the man in the current Madejski Stadium hotseat. 


In total he has 65 wins from his 148 games in charge, with Steve Coppell the only post war manager to boast a superior record.

1st 3 years

League and cup games

First Game

Last Game

W%

Billy Butler

31/08/1935

27/08/1938

52.1%

Steve Coppell

14/10/2003

01/10/2006

50.7%

Joe Smith

29/08/1931

25/08/1934

48.6%

Brian McDermott

19/12/2009

11/12/2012

46.9%

Maurice Evans

28/02/1977

25/02/1980

46.3%

Alan Pardew

18/09/1999

14/09/2002

45.8%

Ted Drake

23/08/1947

19/08/1950

45.2%

Ian Branfoot

28/01/1984

24/01/1987

45.0%

Harry Johnston

19/11/1955

15/11/1958

41.6%

Mark McGhee

11/05/1991

05/05/1994

41.3%

Roy Bentley

23/02/1963

19/02/1966

39.5%

Jack Smith

23/08/1952

20/08/1955

36.5%

Andrew Wylie

28/08/1926

04/05/1929

36.2%

Charlie Hurley

19/01/1972

18/01/1975

36.0%


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