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Liverpool FC All Time Managers Tom Watson


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Tom Watson (April 1859 - May 1915) was an English football manager who managed Sunderland A.F.C. and Liverpool F.C. around the turn of the 20th century.

He was in charge at Sunderland for six seasons from 1889–96. During this time, he led the club into the Football League. Under his guidance, Sunderland won three league championships in 1891–92, 1892–93 and 1894–95, making him the most successful manager in their history.

Watson moved to Liverpool in 1896, and enjoyed further success there until his death in 1915. During his time at Liverpool, he won the league on a furthertwo occasions, in 1900–01 and 1905–06. He also took Liverpool to their first FA Cup Final in 1914, which they lost 1–0 to Burnley F.C.

 Birthdate: 09.04.1859
 Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
 Other clubs as manager: Sunderland
 Arrived from: Sunderland
 Signed for LFC: 17.08.1896
 First game in charge: 01.09.1896
 Contract expiry: Until death 06.05.1915
 LFC league games as manager: 678
 Total LFC games as manager: 742
 Honours: First Division champions 1901, 1906, Second Division champions 1905

 Competition  P  W  D  L  F  A
 All Games  742  329  141  272  1226  1056
 League Matches  678  297  128  253  1123  980
 FA Cup  63  31  13  19  98  75
 Europe  0  0  0  0  0  0
 Other  1  1  0  0  5  1