Manchester City F.C. Managers
This is a chronological list of Manchester City managers, comprising all those who have held the position of manager for the first team of Manchester City F.C. and the club's predecessors West Gorton (St. Marks) and Ardwick. In the Football League era the club has appointed 34 managers; including pre-league managers and temporary caretakers more than 40 men have held responsibility for team selection.
The longest serving manager was Les McDowall, who was in charge from 1950 to 1963, a period of 13 years. The most successful Manchester City manager in terms of major trophies won is Joe Mercer, who won four trophies in six years from 1965 to 1971. Roberto Mancini is City's current manager, replacing Mark Hughes, who was sacked in December 2009.
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