Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger is now one of only five managers to have stayed in charge of the same Premier League club for longer than two years.
The average lifespan of a Premier League has been reduced again following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers by Liverpool on Sunday, with Arsene Wenger’s 6,945 days in charge of Arsenal now longer than the other 19 bosses’ reigns put together, discounting the time Eddie Howe and Alex Neil spent in charge of Bournemouth and Norwich City in the Championship.
Howe has been in charge at Dean Court for 2012 but is a newcomer to the top flight, making Stoke City’s Mark Hughes the second longest-serving manager in the Premier League alone. Jose Mourinho, Roberto Martinez and Manuel Pellegrini are the only other bosses to have remained in charge for more than two seasons, but that quartet could soon be cut again if results do not pick up for Chelsea.
Newcastle’s Steve McClaren and Aston Villa’s Tim Sherwood are the other managers whose jobs are under threat, if the bookmakers are to be believed.
Premier League manager reigns
Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) – 6,495 days in charge
Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) – 1090 days
Mark Hughes (Stoke City) – 860 days
Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) – 856 days
Roberto Martinez (Everton) – 854 days
Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City) – 845 days
Garry Monk (Swansea City) – 610 days
Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) – 498 days
Ronald Koeman (Southampton) – 478 days
Louis van Gaal (Manchester United) – 450 days
Tony Pulis (West Brom) – 279 days
Alan Pardew (Crystal Palace) – 278 days
Alex Neil (Norwich City) – 271 days
Tim Sherwood (Aston Villa) – 235 days
Quique Flores (Watford) – 124 days
Steve McClaren (Newcastle United) – 119 days
Slaven Bilic (West Ham) – 117 days
Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City) – 86 days