2. Jack Addenbrooke
Jack Addenbrooke is Wolves longest serving manager, in total he spent near 37 years as Secretary and Manager at the club. He also spent a short time as a landlord at the Molineux Hotel.
Wolves were originally called St. Lukes FC. Following a move-in job, he then took up the game professionally in 1883, joining Wolves as a forward in their reserve side. Though he never made a first-team appearance – his stock within the club was respected, and in August 1885 he was appointed as Wolves’ first-ever paid secretary-manager.
His time at the club as manager was to be a long one and included FA Cup wins in 1893 and 1908 (they were also runners-up in 1889, 1896 and 1921) but not the title. In 1909 – 24 years into his professional football life he was awarded a long-service medal by the Football League. He took leave from the club in June 1922 due to ill health and died just months later.
1. Stan Cullis
Without a doubt Wolves greatest manager of all time is Stan Cullis. Cullis was born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, but his father was a Wolverhampton man, and Wolves could thank Cullis senior for the fact that Stanley went to Molineux.
Several major clubs had shown interest in him when he was playing as a teenager for the Ellesmere Port team, but his father, wanting to get him to Wolves, wrote to recommend him. They signed him up in 1934, after a trial. He became skipper of the A team at 17, the reserves at 18 and the first team by the time he was 19.
At only 31, and after 152 League games for Wolves, Cullis retired to become assistant manager, then, in 1948, manager itself. He would prove a highly motivated and successful one
Steering the ship from June 1948 until September 1964, Cullis guided Wolves to plenty of honours – two FA Cups, three First Division title wins and a Charity Shield for good measure.
His whopping 748 games consisted of 350 wins, 171 draws and 227 losses, giving him a win percentage of 46.8 per cent.