Gary Megson

Full name: Gary John Megson
Birthdate: 02.05.1959
Birthplace: Manchester
Nationality: England
Honours: None
Other clubs as manager: Norwich City, Blackpool, Stockport County, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest, Bolton Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday
Serving Period: 13.09.2007 - 24.10.2007
Games: 9
Wins: 3
Draws: 4
Losses: 2

Manager profile

Manchester-born Megson is one name City fans will quickly want to brush over after the former Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester City player endured a rather brief and forgetful time in charge of the Foxes in 2007.

Former chairman Milan Mandaric appointed Megson as manager in September 2007, citing Megson's "wealth of experience" as a deciding factor in his appointment. But he was always up against a City faithful who weren't really pleased to see him at the Walkers Stadium right from the off. His defensive, long-ball approach didn't exactly endear him to the City fans and he only lasted nine games in charge.

However, that wasn't due to Megson getting the sack. Bolton Wanderers were keen on recruiting Megson as their manager in the Premier League, and although Mandaric was keen to reject their approaches, there came a time when the sides agreed a compensation package and Megson left, much to the delight of the City fans and, perhaps Megson. Mandaric is also famously quoted as saying that Megson was one manager he appointed that actually made him money rather than lost it.

As Mandaric said, he did have plenty of experience as a manager. Starting with Norwich City in 1995, Megson went on to have managerial spells in charge of Blackpool, Stockport County and Stoke City before he really made his name at West Brom, where he helped them to promotion to the Premier League. A largely forgetful stint at Nottingham Forest followed before he arrived at Leicester.

He picked up his first win as City boss against his supported club Sheffield Wednesday, winning 2-0 at Hillsborough, and Megson didn't have the worst record ever during his short time as manager, but his playing style and relationship with Leicester fans was to prove his downfall. Foxes fans even chanted 'Megson for Bolton' during a home match with Sheffield United when his name had been linked with a move to the Lancashire club in the press.

He spent just 41 days at Leicester and nine league matches before moving on to Bolton and then Sheffield Wednesday.

Competition Total Won Draw Lost F A Win %
League 7 1 4 2 4 5 14.29%
FA Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
League Cup 2 2 0 0 4 2 100%
Europe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
All matches 9 3 4 2 8 7 33.33%
All matches(9)
Date Competition Opposition Result Pos Stadium
115.09.2007Championship Queens Park Rangers (H)1 - 117Walkers Stadium
218.09.2007League Cup 2Nottingham Forest (A)3 - 2-City Ground
322.09.2007Championship Charlton Athletic (A)0 - 221The Valley
426.09.2007League Cup 3Aston Villa (A)1 - 0-Villa Park
529.09.2007Championship Stoke City (H)1 - 120Walkers Stadium
602.10.2007Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)0 - 021Walkers Stadium
706.10.2007Championship Sheffield Wednesday (A)2 - 018Hillsborough
820.10.2007Championship Scunthorpe United (A)0 - 017Glanford Park
923.10.2007Championship Sheffield United (H)0 - 119Walkers Stadium

Gary Megson transfers in

Player Club Fee Date
Collins John Fulham On loan 23.10.2007

Gary Megson bought 1 players for £0

Gary Megson transfers out

Player Club Fee Date
Robert Douglas Millwall On loan 14.09.2007
Alex Cisak Oxford United On loan 25.09.2007
Mark De Vries Leeds United On loan 01.10.2007
Robert Douglas Wycombe Wanderers On loan 23.10.2007
Radostin Kishishev Leeds United On loan 24.10.2007

Gary Megson sold 5 players for £0
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