Everton's Managers' Records
Rankings

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It's difficult to realistically rank a football club's managers given that there are many factors outside the top man's control.
Some managers inherited poor teams; the club may have had to battle with limited finances during a manager's reign; his teams may have played poorly but won trophies or attractively but lost games.
Ultimately, however, a manager is judged on results and so this ranking is based on results.

The Points Percentage figure is the number of notional points a manager won during all competitive games divided by the the total number of notional points that were available (multiplied by 100%) and is based on 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw.

I've also included a Win Percentage too, as this seems popular nowadays - although I don't think it gives a true picture of a manager's overall performance.
It's calculated simply by dividing the number of wins by the number of games played, multiplied by 100%.

Men in italics below were Club Secretaries who had the main responsibiity for team selection in the days before Everton appointed proper full-time managers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Points
Win
Rank
Manager Reign
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
%
%
1
HOWARD KENDALL 08 May 1981 - 18 Jun 1987
338
183
78
77
567
329
61.8
54.1
-
Dick Molyneux 23 Aug 1889 - 11 Sep 1901
388
196
64
128
830
596
56.0
50.5
2
HARRY CATTERICK 17 Apr 1961 - 11 Apr 1973
592
275
156
161
950
668
55.2
46.5
-
William Cuff 11 Sep 1901 - 03 Dec 1918
575
273
110
192
933
727
53.9
47.5
3
COLIN HARVEY 19 Jun 1987 - 31 Oct 1990
176
75
52
49
256
182
52.5
42.6
4
ROBERTO MARTINEZ 05 Jun 2013 - 12 May 2016
143
61
39
43
227
180
51.7
42.7
5
DAVID MOYES 14 Mar 2002 - 30 Jun 2013
518
218
139
161
722
613
51.0
42.1
=6
CARLO ANCELOTTI 21 Dec 2019 - continuing
12
5
3
4
17
18
50.0
41.7
=6
JOE ROYLE 10 Nov 1994 - 27 Mar 1997
118
47
36
35
174
140
50.0
39.8
-
William Sawyer 03 Dec 1918 - 30 Nov 1919
16
7
3
6
36
31
50.0
43.8
-
Theo Kelly 30 Oct 1935 - 04 Mar 1946
170
73
34
63
348
283
49.61
42.9
8
GORDON LEE 30 Jan 1977 - 31 May 1981
234
92
72
70
346
268
49.57
39.3
9
RONALD KOEMAN 14 Jun 2016 - 23 Oct 2017
58
24
14
20
85
74
49.4
41.4
10
BILLY BINGHAM 28 May 1973 - 10 Jan 1977
172
64
55
53
229
214
47.9
37.2
11
JOHNNY CAREY 20 Oct 1958 - 15 Apr 1961
122
51
22
49
226
208
47.81
41.8
-
Thomas McIntosh 01 Dec 1919 - 29 Oct 1935
715
282
179
254
1292
1170
47.79
39.4
12
SAM ALLARDYCE 30 Nov 2017 - 16 May 2018
26
10
7
9
31
32
47.4
38.5
13
HOWARD KENDALL 05 Nov 1990 - 04 Dec 1993
162
63
40
59
218
202
47.1
38.9
14
MARCO SILVA 31 May 2018 - 05 Dec 2019
60
24
12
24
86
81
46.7
40.0
15
CLIFF BRITTON 11 Oct 1948 - 24 Feb 1956
336
124
91
121
493
522
45.9
36.9
16
THEO KELLY 05 Mar 1946 - 10 Oct 1948
103
39
19
45
138
175
44.0
37.9
-
William Barclay 12 Jun 1888 - 23 Aug 1889
22
9
2
11
35
47
43.9
40.9
-
Alexander Nisbett Aug 1886 - 12 Jun 1888
4
1
2
1
5
5
41.7
25.0
17
WALTER SMITH 01 Jul 1998 - 13 Mar 2002
168
53
50
65
205
216
41.5
31.5
18
IAN BUCHAN 03 May 1956 - 25 Sep 1958
99
32
22
45
146
186
39.7
32.3
19
HOWARD KENDALL 27 Jun 1997 - 25 Jun 1998
42
11
13
18
48
61
36.5
26.2
20
MIKE WALKER 07 Jan 1994 - 08 Nov 1994
35
6
11
18
35
60
27.6
17.1
Consolidated Records
-
Howard Kendall (3 Spells as Manager)
542
257
131
154
833
592
55.5
47.4
-
Joe Royle (including his 1 match in May
2016 as Caretaker Manager,
jointly with David Unsworth)
119
48
36
35
177
140
50.4
40.3
-
Theo Kelly (including his spell as Secretary
prior to being appointed as
Secretary-Manager)
273
112
53
108
486
458
47.5
41.0
Caretaker-Managers
-
Duncan Ferguson 05 - 21 Dec 2019
4
1
3
0
6
4
50.0
25.0
-
David Unsworth 24 Oct 2017 - 29 Nov 2017
8
2
1
5
12
20
29.2
25.0
-
Joe Royle/David Unsworth 12 May 2016 - 15 May 2016
1
1
0
0
3
0
100.0
100.0
-
David Unsworth Consolidated Record
9
3
1
5
15
20
37.0
33.3
-
Dave Watson 28 Mar 1997 - 31 May 1997
7
1
3
3
7
12
28.6
14.3
-
Tommy Eggleston 11 Apr 1973 - 27 May 1973
6
1
2
3
5
11
27.8
16.7
-
Steve Burtenshaw 11 Jan 1977 - 29 Jan 1977
4
0
2
2
4
8
16.7
0.0
-
Jimmy Gabriel 01 Nov 1990 - 04 Nov 1990
1
1
0
0
3
0
100.0
100.0
-
Jimmy Gabriel 05 Dec 1993 - 06 Jan 1994
7
0
1
6
2
12
4.8
0.0
-
Jimmy Gabriel Consolidated Record
8
1
1
6
5
12
16.7
12.5
Directors Sub-Committees
-
Directors Sub-Committee 25 Sep 1958 - 20 Oct 1958
4
3
0
1
13
15
75.0
75.0
-
Directors Sub-Committee 24 Feb 1956 - 13 July 1956
12
4
1
7
11
22
36.1
33.3