3. Syd King
Syd King was the first West Ham United F.C manager. He served for almost 31 years as a full-time manager. Syd King was born in Kent. During his period, the club achieved great heights. He successfully managed around 638 games.
The winning percentage, although it seems low, with only 38% percent, the popularity of Syd king can be ascertained easily when once a newspaper said: “Syd King is West Ham and West Ham is Syd King.”
2. Ron Greenwood
Ron Greenwood replaced Ted Fenton as West Ham’s manager in 1961. His reign at West Ham brought them sizeable success. He oversaw the development of players such as the 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning trio of Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, and under him the Hammers won the FA Cup in 1964 and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965 – the first two major trophies of their history.
In July 1977, after England coach Don Revie’s resignation, Greenwood was appointed full-time manager of England, ending his 15-year association with West Ham United.
1. John Lyall
Lyall also was the most successful manager of West Ham United F.C. He managed the team for 15 years from 1974-1989. He also led the most of West Ham matches (708 matches) and helped to won 277 games with a winning percentage of 39.12% percent. Lyall guided West Ham to two FA Cups(1975, 1980) and Football League Second Division title in 1981.
West Ham renamed the main gates to Upton Park as The John Lyall Gates in December 2009. West Ham announced in May 2015 that as part of their relocation to the Olympic Stadium in 2016, the gates would be moved to the new site. They are currently on display in the club’s official store.
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