Falkirk managers ranked by win-rate

Who is the best Bairns boss in terms of matches won?

Sunday, 24th March 2019, 4:03 pm
Updated Sunday, 24th March 2019, 4:08 pm
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There have been plenty of men in the dug-out before Ray McKinnon - but who is the Bairns’ most successful boss? We took a look with help from www.bettermeddle.org.

14.81% - The first boss to take the Bairns in Europe managed just 27 matches and his record matched his nickname.
18.46 - His 18 months in the late 80s was largely forgettable.
21.88% - Ex-Bairns player was the famous subject of road rage following one of his 20 defeats
29.7% - Year and a half in charge paved the way for Billy Little's managerial era.
31.82% - Four months in charge included just three wins and a Scottish Cup exit.
34.27% - The Cup-winning captain's success didn't really translate to the dug-out
33.55% - Lengthy spell included a Second Division championship win, went on to manage Hearts
Legendary name in the management game was in charge when the Bairns finished division two runners up twice.
34.43% - Man who discovered Gordon Smith of Hibs' famous Five also bossed Dundee
35.65% - One of the club's longest serving managers mirrored Shankly's achievement of a second placed finish
36.52% - Football has changed significantly since Orr led the Bairns in the early 1930s.
36.56% - The legendary Cup winning boss was in charge for just over two years and 104 matches
37.5% - Achieved more than 50 wins across two spells as boss
38.07% - The Bairns third manager didn't quite manage 200 games in charge.
38.46% - Signed as a player from Liverpool, but lasted only eight months as boss
38.65% - 80 wins including a Second Division championship for the well-remembered boss.
38.93% - As Bairns boss won the Scottish Cup, 2 Division One runners-up, 1 Division Two runners-up in more than 700 games in charge.
39.35% - Followed the legendary Nicol and continued his winning average
39.56% - Former player stepped into the dugout
As boss on his own Hughes landed the Challenge Cup and First Division but was beaten by Rangers in the 2009 cup final - his final game.
40% - Short spell for the former Celtic midfielder saved the Bairns from relelagtion in one season but placed them back in peril the next year
41.35% - Lauded as one of the best with his silverware haul (two first division titles and a challenge cup)
41.90% - Hamstrung by cuts, he still delivered the Challenge Cup and blooded many youngsters during a spell which also included an early SPL relegation
42.59% - the current incumbent's tally will change...
45% - Got the team playing better after the Lambie disaster
45.41% - Another legendary boss was in charge for 15 years and won Division two and reached the final of the League Cup
47.48% - Two spells in charge for 'Mr Falkirk' he's ranked highly as Bairns boss.
48.08 - Won almost half of his games in charge during his year at the helm. Picture - Michael Gillen
50.94 - A year in charge made him Scotland's youngest manager but he quit after players were caught up in an incident on a trip away.
59.68% - The Ginger God took the Bairns so close to a third Scottish Cup and landed five manager of the month award
63.16% - The only duo in the club's history was a short-lived success before Coyle moved to St Johnston, landing the First Division Championship and a healthy win rate. Photo: Andrew Stuart
66.67% - Built one of the most revered Falkirk sides in modern memory and his stats back it up too.
75% Just two defeats for the caretaker over two stints stepping in as cover.