Burnley FC managers to the current day
Arthur Sutcliffe - 1893 to 1896
We are introducing a new feature within our Clarets History section, taking a look at the managers of Burnley FC over the years, and there's no place better to start than with our first ever manager, Arthur Sutcliffe.
Harry Bradshaw - 1896 to 1899
Harry Bradshaw joined Burnley Football Club in 1891 as secretary but became chairman after the club's first manager, Arthur Sutcliffe, had succeeded him as secretary.
Ernest Mangnall - 1899 to 1903
When manager Harry Bradshaw departed for Woolwich Arsenal in 1899, Burnley turned to Bolton Wanderers director Ernest Mangnall to manage the club into the twentieth century.
Spen Whittaker - 1903 to April 1910
Following the departure of Ernest Mangnall at the end of the 1902/03 season, the club directors decided on a change of policy and agreed to appoint a dedicated full time team manager.
R. H. Wadge - April to July 1910
Burnley were left without a manager following the tragic death of Spen Whittaker, and made the decision to wait until the summer to make a new appointment.
John Haworth - July 1910 to December 1924
In the summer of 1910 the Burnley Board of Directors were forced to look for a new manager following the tragic death of Spen Whittaker, and the appointment came as something of a surprise and a disappointment to the supporters.
Tom Bromilow - October 1932 to July 1935
Following the resignation of Albert Pickles as manager, Burnley took their time in choosing his replacement and in October brought Tom Bromilow back from a coaching role in Holland.