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Liverpool FC All Time Managers David Ashworth


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David Ashworth (1868 in Waterford – 1947) was a former Irish football referee and manager, most notably managing Liverpool F.C. and Oldham Athletic.

He became the first manager of Oldham Athletic in 1906, spending eight successful years there before moving on to manage Stockport County in 1914 and staying with them through the First World War.

In 1920 he was appointed manager of Liverpool and in his first season in charge he guided them to their second successive season in 4th place, eight points behind the Champions Burnley.

The following season, 1921/22, Ashworth lead Liverpool to their third League Championship. The team were well on their way to a second successive Championship the following season, when in February 1923 Ashworth left the table-topping side to return to Oldham, then at the bottom of the league. Oldham ended the season relegated, while Liverpool only won one of their last seven games, but still won the Championship by six points.

Ashworth remained at Oldham for just over a year before moving to Manchester City, but he resigned in 1925 as the club struggled towards relegation. He next tried his hand in management with a brief spell with Walsall between 1926 and 1927.

 Birthdate: 1868
 Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland
 Other clubs as manager: Oldham Athletic, Stockport County, Oldham Athletic (2), Manchester City, Walsall,   Caernarfon, Llanelli
 Arrived from: Stockport County
 Signed for LFC: 17.12.1919
 First game in charge: 20.12.1919
 Contract expiry: 20.12.1922
 LFC league games as manager: 127
 Total LFC games as manager: 139
 Honours: First Division champions 1922

 Competition  P  W  D  L  F  A
 All Games  139  70  40  29  220  118
 League Matches  127  65  37  25  203  109
 FA Cup  11  5  3  3  17  8
 Europe  0  0  0  0  0  0
 Other  1  0  0  1  0  1