The managers with the best Old Firm derby records - ranked

A ranking of the managers with best Old Firm derby records

Walter Smith and Brendan Rodgers both enjoyed excellent records in Old Firm derbies

Only managers who have been in charge for more than ten Old Firm derbies have been included in our list meaning current Rangers managers Steven Gerrard (played two, won one, lost one) along with Pedro Caixinha, Tony Mowbray and Paul Le Guen are absent from our 23-man list. Click and scroll through the gallery to see which Celtic or Rangers manager has enjoyed the most success in Old Firm derbies.

Old Firm games in charge: 12 Win percentage: 8% Time in charge: 1970-1972

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Old Firm games in charge: 11 Win percentage: 18% Time in charge: 1991-1993
Old Firm games in charge: 21 Win percentage: 19% Time in charge: 1940-1945
Old Firm games in charge: 15 Win percentage: 20% Time in charge: 1994-1997
Old Firm games in charge: 80 Win percentage: 22% Time in charge: 19451965
Old Firm games in charge: 27 Win percentage: 26% Time in charge: 19781983
Old Firm games in charge: 21 Win percentage: 29% Time in charge: 19831987
Old Firm games in charge: 146 Win percentage: 29% Time in charge: 1897-1940
Old Firm games in charge: 96 Win percentage: 31% Time in charge: 1899-1920
Old Firm games in charge: 25 Win percentage: 32% Time in charge: 20022006
Old Firm games in charge: 16 Win percentage: 37% Time in charge: 1998-2001
Old Firm games in charge:38 Win percentage: 39% Time in charge: 19721978, 19841986
Old Firm games in charge: 10 Win percentage: 40% Time in charge: 1968-1969
Old Firm games in charge: 18 Win percentage: 44% Time in charge: 20052009
Old Firm games in charge: 46 Win percentage: 48% Time in charge: 19781983, 19871991
Old Firm games in charge: 61 Win percentage: 48% Time in charge: 1954-1967
Old Firm games in charge: 58 Win percentage: 50% Time in charge: 1965-1978
Old Firm games in charge: 12 Win percentage: 50% Time in charge: 20102014, 2019present
Old Firm games in charge: 56 Win percentage: 50% Time in charge: 19911998, 20062011
Old Firm games in charge: 27 Win percentage: 52% Time in charge: 1986-1991
Old Firm games in charge:116 Win percentage: 57% Time in charge: 1920-1954
Old Firm games in charge: 27 Win percentage: 59% Time in charge: 20002005
Old Firm games in charge:13 Win percentage: 77% Time in charge: 2016-2019