Colchester United

John McGreal

Manager

John McGreal


Nickname U's

Founded 1937

Stadium Colchester Community Stadium

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Profile

Colchester United are managed by John McGreal who became the club's permanent boss in May 2016 following the departure of Kevin Keen. In his debut season Colchester finished in 8th, one point and one place outside of the play-offs.

Colchester were up in the Championship between 2006 and 2008, but they now find themselves down in League Two after eight seasons in League One. For several years they were punching above their weight in the Championship but now after falling down to the bottom tier they will be expected to bounce back under McGreal, although they just missed out on a top-7 standing last season.

Recent Form

Won
50%
Drawn
20%
Lost
30%

Colchester United have reaped 5 wins in the last 10 games, beating Exeter City, Lincoln City, Barnet, Crewe Alexandra and Newport County. 2 draws against Morecambe and Coventry City and defeats to Notts County, Southend United and Oxford City has seen them score 11 at an average of 1.1 goals per game while shipping 8.

Fixtures

Recent Results

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
John McGreal09 May 2016 - PresentWon: 28, Drawn: 19, Lost: 30
Kevin Keen21 Dec 2015 - 26 Apr 2016Won: 5, Drawn: 7, Lost: 12
Tony Humes01 Sep 2014 - 26 Nov 2015Won: 22, Drawn: 16, Lost: 29
Joe Dunne27 Sep 2012 - 01 Sep 2014Won: 27, Drawn: 20, Lost: 48
John Ward31 May 2010 - 24 Sep 2012Won: 33, Drawn: 39, Lost: 39
Adrian Boothroyd02 Sep 2009 - 20 May 2010Won: 19, Drawn: 12, Lost: 13
Joe Dunne18 Aug 2009 - 01 Sep 2009Won: 1, Drawn: 1, Lost: 2
Paul Lambert09 Oct 2008 - 18 Aug 2009Won: 20, Drawn: 7, Lost: 17
Kit Symons *22 Sep 2008 - 11 Oct 2008Won: 2, Drawn: 0, Lost: 3
Geraint Williams28 Jul 2006 - 22 Sep 2008Won: 30, Drawn: 28, Lost: 47
Phil Parkinson25 Feb 2003 - 14 Jun 2006Won: 79, Drawn: 54, Lost: 54
Geraint Williams29 Jan 2003 - 25 Feb 2003Won: 2, Drawn: 3, Lost: 0
Steve Whitton25 Aug 1999 - 29 Jan 2003Won: 52, Drawn: 45, Lost: 83
Mick Wadsworth28 Jan 1999 - 25 Aug 1999Won: 7, Drawn: 7, Lost: 10
Steve Whitton *21 Jan 1999 - 28 Jan 1999Won: 0, Drawn: 1, Lost: 0
Micky Cook *21 Jan 1999 - 28 Jan 1999Won: 0, Drawn: 1, Lost: 0
Steve Wignall12 Jan 1995 - 21 Jan 1999Won: 75, Drawn: 65, Lost: 68
George Burley01 Jun 1994 - 24 Nov 1994Won: 8, Drawn: 5, Lost: 7
Roy McDonough01 Jul 1991 - 15 May 1994Won: 32, Drawn: 19, Lost: 43
Ian Atkins01 Jun 1990 - 30 Jun 1991Won: 30, Drawn: 11, Lost: 10
Mick Mills03 Jan 1990 - 09 May 1990Won: 8, Drawn: 3, Lost: 13
Steve Foley *20 Dec 1989 - 02 Jan 1990Won: 2, Drawn: 0, Lost: 1
Jock Wallace12 Jan 1989 - 20 Dec 1989Won: 12, Drawn: 16, Lost: 24
Steve Foley *15 Oct 1988 - 13 Jan 1989Won: 0, Drawn: 4, Lost: 10
Roger Brown01 Nov 1987 - 01 Oct 1988Won: 15, Drawn: 10, Lost: 17
Mike Walker10 Apr 1986 - 01 Nov 1987Won: 35, Drawn: 16, Lost: 28
Cyril Lea01 Feb 1983 - 10 Apr 1986Won: 67, Drawn: 45, Lost: 53
Allan Hunter05 May 1982 - 18 Jan 1983Won: 13, Drawn: 6, Lost: 9
Bobby Roberts20 Jun 1975 - 03 May 1982Won: 143, Drawn: 109, Lost: 123
Jim Smith01 Oct 1972 - 20 Jun 1975Won: 55, Drawn: 36, Lost: 50
Dick Graham01 Jul 1968 - 08 Sep 1972Won: 90, Drawn: 51, Lost: 71
Neil Franklin01 Nov 1963 - 01 May 1968Won: 72, Drawn: 61, Lost: 99
Benny Fenton01 Feb 1955 - 31 Oct 1963Won: 164, Drawn: 107, Lost: 154
Jack Butler01 Jun 1953 - 31 Jan 1955Won: 16, Drawn: 19, Lost: 42
Jimmy Allen01 Jul 1948 - 01 Apr 1953Won: 46, Drawn: 38, Lost: 53
Ted Fenton01 Aug 1946 - 31 May 1948Won: 4, Drawn: 0, Lost: 2

* Caretaker/Interim Manager

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League Performance
PWDLGDPts
9. Mansfield Town21885532
10. Swindon Town201028532
11. Colchester United21957532
12. Grimsby Town21957-132
13. Newport County21876531
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