Clarence Hilditch, Manchester United manager

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Clarence George Hilditch
 Birth place:Hartford, Cheshire
Date of birth:2 June 1894
Date of death:31 October 1977
  MU Career
First match:9 October 1926, aged 32
Last match:9 April 1927, aged 32
MU career:0.5 years
Details last checked/updated: 2 April 2014

All matches(31)

Man Utd
home team
away team
 1Sat 9 Oct 1926League Division OneBolton Wanderers4 - 0MUBurnden Park
 2Sat 16 Oct 1926League Division OneBury0 - 3MUGigg Lane
 3Sat 23 Oct 1926League Division OneMU0 - 1Birmingham CityOld Trafford
 4Sat 30 Oct 1926League Division OneWest Ham United4 - 0MUUpton Park
 5Sat 6 Nov 1926League Division OneMU0 - 0Sheffield WednesdayOld Trafford
 6Sat 13 Nov 1926League Division OneLeicester City2 - 3MUFilbert Street
 7Sat 20 Nov 1926League Division OneMU2 - 1EvertonOld Trafford
 8Sat 27 Nov 1926League Division OneBlackburn Rovers2 - 1MUEwood Park
 9Sat 4 Dec 1926League Division OneMU0 - 0Huddersfield TownOld Trafford
 10Sat 11 Dec 1926League Division OneSunderland6 - 0MURoker Park
 11Sat 18 Dec 1926League Division OneMU2 - 0West Bromwich AlbionOld Trafford
 12Sat 25 Dec 1926League Division OneTottenham Hotspur1 - 1MUWhite Hart Lane
 13Mon 27 Dec 1926League Division OneMU2 - 1Tottenham HotspurOld Trafford
 14Tue 28 Dec 1926League Division OneArsenal1 - 0MUHighbury
 15Sat 1 Jan 1927League Division OneMU5 - 0Sheffield UnitedOld Trafford
 16Sat 8 Jan 1927FA CupReading1 - 1MUElm Park
 17Wed 12 Jan 1927FA CupMU2 - 2ReadingOld Trafford
 18Sat 15 Jan 1927League Division OneMU0 - 1LiverpoolOld Trafford
 19Mon 17 Jan 1927FA CupMU *1 - 2ReadingVilla Park
 20Sat 22 Jan 1927League Division OneLeeds United2 - 3MUElland Road
 21Sat 5 Feb 1927League Division OneBurnley1 - 0MUTurf Moor
 22Wed 9 Feb 1927League Division OneMU3 - 1Newcastle UnitedOld Trafford
 23Sat 12 Feb 1927League Division OneMU1 - 1Cardiff CityOld Trafford
 24Sat 19 Feb 1927League Division OneAston Villa2 - 0MUVilla Park
 25Sat 26 Feb 1927League Division OneMU0 - 0Bolton WanderersOld Trafford
 26Sat 5 Mar 1927League Division OneMU1 - 2BuryOld Trafford
 27Sat 12 Mar 1927League Division OneBirmingham City4 - 0MUSt Andrews
 28Sat 19 Mar 1927League Division OneMU0 - 3West Ham UnitedOld Trafford
 29Sat 26 Mar 1927League Division OneSheffield Wednesday2 - 0MUHillsborough
 30Sat 2 Apr 1927League Division OneMU1 - 0Leicester CityOld Trafford
 31Sat 9 Apr 1927League Division OneEverton0 - 0MUGoodison Park
About Man Utd - TipIn the matches table above, where MU * (or NH *) appears in the home team column, it indicates a match played at a neutral venue.

Manager profile

Lal Hilditch was player-manager of Manchester United for thirty-one matches in 1926-1927. He was the club’s first (and, to date, only) player-manager.

By 1926, Hilditch had been at the club for seven years, playing as a left-half. When John Chapman was suspended, the Board invited Hilditch to become player-manager. The change of role was demanding. He was a popular player, but managers had to make unpopular decisions. Hilditch wasn’t given any money to spend on new players. The club had being doing better financially, but the directors chose to use available funds to buy the land on which Old Trafford stood and to pay-off rent that was owed. In the long run, it was probably a wise decision, although it didn’t help Hilditch. His less-than-successful reign culminated in four successive defeats in March 1927, after which the club appointed Herbert Bamlett as his successor. Hilditch remained at the club as a player for a further five seasons.

About Man Utd - TipThe tables below cover Clarence Hilditch's 31 matches in charge.

No. of matches

Man Utd
 81Frank O'Farrell(1971 - 1972)
 48David Moyes(2013 - 2014)
 31Clarence Hilditch(1926 - 1927)
 22Jimmy Murphy(1958 - 1958)
 6T J Wallworth(1912 - 1912)
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Win percentage

Man Utd
 36.4%Wilf McGuinness(1969 - 1970)
 31.4%Jack Robson(1915 - 1921)
 31.3%Herbert Bamlett(1927 - 1931)
 29.0%Clarence Hilditch(1926 - 1927)
 22.7%Jimmy Murphy(1958 - 1958)
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