Stan Cullis (1948 - 1970)
Stan Cullis was the absolute architect of Wolverhampton Wanderers` heyday in English football in the 1950s, and the man to which the Midlands club owe so much.
Several clubs in history, can point to one man, above all others, who stands out head and shoulders above everyone else in terms of his achievements. For Wolverhampton Wanderers, that man is Stan Cullis, winner of 3 League titles with Wolves in the 1950s.
Another manager who gave his life to one club, as man and boy – where he played for and captained Wolves, before taking over at the helm in 1948. He quickly brought the first piece of major silverware to Molineux for over forty years as he led Wolves to the FA Cup in 1949.
Known as The Sergeant Major, for his strict discipline, his attitude was to instil his philosophy to his players, so his team reflected his image on the pitch. To some it was ‘kick and rush' to other a long ball game not too dissimilar to the Wimbledon technique from recent years, but to Stan is was basically the same direct passing game the Hungarians used to such great effect when they humbled England at Wembley to open up English minds and attitudes.
With three league titles and two FA Cups to his name, Stan Cullis is Wolverhampton Wanderers what Shankly is to Anfield, Busby to Old Trafford & Nicholson to Spurs – a legend!!!
Division 1 Champions (1954, 1958, 1959)
FA Cup (1949, 1960)