The longest serving managers in English football: Liverpool boss Klopp in third place, Man Utd’s Ten Hag mid-table…
While a lot of football managers are often left fearing for their jobs, some are in a far more comfortable position.
There are always a lot of managerial changes during every football season as owners hope that a new manager will transform the team’s fortunes.
But some managers have plenty of credit in the bank after spending years at one particular club and they don’t have to worry about the sack race.
We’ve taken a look at every Premier League and English Football League manager and ranked them by how long they’ve been in charge of their club.
92. Noel Hunt, Reading – Appointed: April 11th 2023
– Dean Smith, Leicester City – Appointed: April 10th 2023
– Stephen Dobbie, Blackpool – Appointed: April 8th 2023
– Frank Lampard, Chelsea – Appointed: April 6th 2023
– Jimmy McNulty, Rochdale – Appointed: March 27th 2023
– Cristian Stellini, Tottenham – Appointed: March 26th 2023
– Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace – Appointed: March 21st 2023
After sacking Patrick Vieira, Crystal Palace re-appointed Roy Hodgson as manager on a short-term contract until end of the season.
The 75-year-old is the oldest manager in Premier League history and he’s had an immediate impact, overseeing back-to-back wins during his first two games in charge.
– Ian Dawes, Tranmere Rovers – Appointed: March 19th 2023
– Liam Manning, Oxford United – Appointed: March 11th 2023
– Chris Wilder, Watford – Appointed: March 7th 2023
– Ben Garner, Colchester United – Appointed: March 2nd 2023
– John Askey, Hartlepool United – Appointed: February 23rd 2023
80. Matt Bloomfield, Wycombe Wanderers – Appointed: February 21st 2023
– Gareth Ainsworth, QPR – Appointed: February 21st 2023
– Javi Gracia, Leeds United – Appointed: February 21st 2023
– Neil Warnock, Huddersfield Town – Appointed: February 13th 2023
Despite announcing his retirement from football management in 2022, Warnock is now back in the dugout with Huddersfield Town.
“It’s a great challenge really,” he said after being appointed. “I always thought if I came back in it’d be the end of February. I only want to work 10 weeks a year, if I’m honest, and it was always going to be a club I love like Huddersfield, QPR or Cardiff.”
The Terriers were rooted to the bottom of the Championship table when the 74-year-old took over in February but they are now outside of the relegation zone.
In 1995, Neil Warnock was manager of Huddersfield and Gianluigi Buffon played for Parma. In 2023, Neil Warnock is manager of Huddersfield and Gianluigi Buffon is playing for Parma.
— Richard Jolly 🇺🇦 (@RichJolly) February 13, 2023
– Ruben Selles, Southampton – Appointed: February 12th 2023
– Jody Morris, Swindon Town – Appointed: January 31st 2023
– Sean Dyche, Everton – Appointed: January 30th 2023
– Shaun Maloney, Wigan Atheltic – Appointed: January 28th 2023
– Sabri Lamouchi, Cardiff City – Appointed: January 27th 2023
– Duncan Ferguson, Forest Green Rovers – Appointed: January 26th 2023
70. John Mousinho, Portsmouth – Appointed: January 20th 2023
– Scott Lindsey, Crawley Town – Appointed: January 11th 2023
– David Wagner, Norwich City – Appointed: January 6th 2023s
– Darren Ferguson, Peterborough – Appointed: January 4th 2023
Son of Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, Darren has spent most of his managerial career at Peterborough United.
He resigned from the role in February 2022 but recently returned to the club for his fourth stint as manager, signing a short-term contract until the end of the 2022/23 season.
– Mark Jackson, MK Dons – Appointed: December 23rd 2022
– Dean Holden, Charlton Athletic – Appointed: December 20th 2022
– Rob Edwards, Luton Town – Appointed: November 17th 2022
– Julen Lopetegui, Wolves – Appointed: November 14th 2022
– Lee Bell, Crewe Alexandra – Appointed: November 4th 2022
– Liam Rosenior, Hull City – Appointed: November 3rd 2022
60. Unai Emery, Aston Villa – Appointed: November 1st 2022
– Carlos Corberan, West Brom – Appointed: October 25th 2022
– Michael Carrick, Middlesbrough – Appointed: October 24th 2022
Carrick got his first managerial job in October 2022, taking over at a Middlesborough side that were 21st in the Championship after 16 games.
The former Manchester United midfielder has already overseen a remarkable transformation at the Riverside and they are now in the play-0ff places.
🏆 Michael Carrick has been named the Championship Manager of the Month for March 👏
Middlesbrough picked up ten points and scored 13 goals in four games.
(📸 Photo credit: @Boro)#Boro | #UTB | #BBCFootball pic.twitter.com/pOWkTblGOg
— BBC Sport Tees (@BBCTeesSport) April 7, 2023
– Gary Caldwell, Exeter City – Appointed: October 24th 2022
– Graham Coughlan, Newport County – Appointed: October 20th 2022
– Danny Schofield, Doncaster Rovers – Appointed: October 20th 2022
– Matt Taylor, Rotherham United – Appointed: October 4th 2022
– Paul Warne, Derby County – Appointed: September 22nd 2022
– Roberto De Zerbi, Brighton – Appointed: September 18th 2022
– Dino Maamria, Burton Albion – Appointed: September 5th 2022
50. Tony Mowbray, Sunderland – Appointed: August 30th 2022
– Gary O’Neill, Bournemouth – Appointed: August 30th 2022s
– Alex Neil, Stoke City – Appointed: August 28th 2022
– John Eustace, Birmingham City – Appointed: July 3rd 2022
– Wade Elliott, Cheltenham Town – Appointed: June 27th 2022
– Michael Duff, Barnsley – Appointed: June 15th 2022
– Vincent Kompany, Burnley – Appointed: June 14th 2022
Kompany began his managerial career at Anderlecht before taking over at Burnley following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of 2021/22.
The former Manchester City captain is enjoying a brilliant debut season at Turf Moor and has already led them back to the top flight – while also revolutionising their style of play.
– Jon Dahl Tomasson, Blackburn Rovers – Appointed: June 14th 2022
– Pete Wild, Barrow – Appointed: May 27th 2022
– Erik ten Hag, Manchester United – Appointed: May 23rd 2022
40. Neil Wood, Salford City – Appointed: May 20th 2022
– Johnnie Jackson, AFC Wimbledon – Appointed: May 16th 2022
– Mark Kennedy, Lincoln City – Appointed: May 12th 2022
– Scott Brown, Fleetwood Town – Appointed: May 12th 2022
– Steve Evans, Stevenage – Appointed: March 16th 2022
– Richie Wellens, Leyton Orient – Appointed: March 9th 2022
– Mark Hughes, Bradford City – Appointed: February 24th 2022
Having previously spent his whole club management career in the Premier League, Hughes raised plenty of eyebrows when he pitched up at League Two side Bradford City in February 2022.
He’s adapted to his new surroundings and the Bantams are currently in the play-off places as they look to return to League One for the first time since 2018/19.
Mark Hughes showing the @officialbantams fans he’s still got it 🔥🔥
Unbelievable tekkers 😆 pic.twitter.com/2GQ6Mn7VyH
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) April 25, 2022
– Derek Adams, Morecambe – Appointed: February 24th 2022
– Paul Simpson, Carlisle United – Appointed: February 23rd 2022
– Michael Flynn, Walsall – Appointed: February 15th 2022
30. Neill Harris, Gillingham – Appointed: January 31st 2022
– Kieran McKenna, Ipswich Town – Appointed: December 16th 2021
– Steven Schumacher, Plymouth Argyle – Appointed: December 7th 2021
– Ryan Lowe, Preston North End – Appointed: December 7th 2021
– Paul Heckingbottom, Sheffield United – Appointed: November 25th 2021
– Eddie Howe, Newcastle United – Appointed: November 8th 2021
When Howe was appointed as Newcastle’s manager in November 2021, they were 19th in the table and Premier League survival looked like a tall order.
He’s since turned the club into genuine contenders for Champions League qualification while also leading the Magpies to their first cup final since 1999.
– Dave Challinor, Stockport County – Appointed: November 2nd 2021
– Steve Cooper, Nottingham Forest – Appointed: September 21st 2021
– Russell Martin, Swansea City – Appointed: August 1st 2021
– Marco Silva, Fulham – Appointed: July 1st 2021
20. Darren Moore, Sheffield Wednesday – Appointed: March 1st 2021
Moore left Doncaster Rovers and took over at Sheffield Wednesday towards the end of the 2020/21 season but wasn’t able to prevent their relegation from the Championship.
The Owls just missed out on promotion in 2021/22 but they are currently at the top of the table and Moore has been nominated for the League One manager of the season award.
Darren Moore quite a cool guy pic.twitter.com/xFZZFyYeEF
— RV MARX (@HarvMarksy) February 6, 2023
– Nigel Pearson, Bristol City – Appointed: February 22nd 2021
– Joey Barton, Bristol Rovers – Appointed: February 22nd 2021
– Darrell Clarke, Port Vale – Appointed: February 15th 2021
– Jon Brady, Northampton Town – Appointed: February 10th 2021
– Paul Hurst, Grimsby Town – Appointed: December 30th 2020
– Steve Cotterill, Shrewsbury Town – Appointed: November 27th 2020
– Nigel Clough, Mansfield Town – Appointed: November 6th 2020
– Ian Evatt, Bolton – Appointed: July 1st 2020
– Mark Bonner, Cambridge United – Appointed: January 29th 2020
10. David Moyes, West Ham United – Appointed: December 30th 2019
– Mikel Arteta, Arsenal – Appointed: December 22nd 2019
After Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign at Arsenal came to an end in 2018, Unai Emery had a brief spell in charge before Arteta replaced him in December 2019.
Despite being under pressure following a poor start to the 2021/22 season, the Spaniard turned things around and the Gunners are now looking to win their first Premier League title since 2003/04.
Our 200th @PremierLeague goal under Mikel Arteta, from every angle 🤩 pic.twitter.com/sZ0aD80Mnp
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 27, 2023
– Gary Rowett, Millwall – Appointed: October 21st 2019
– Matt Gray, Sutton United – Appointed: May 1st 2019
– Thomas Frank, Brentford – Appointed: October 16th 2018
– Mark Robins, Coventry City – Appointed: March 6th 2017
– Pep Guardiola, Manchester City – Appointed: July 1st 2016
– Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool – Appointed: October 8th 2015
A lot has changed since Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers in the Liverpool dugout in October 2015.
He took over a team that were 10th in the league but has since won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
While some pundits spoke of a seven-year curse following a poor start to the 2022/23 season, Klopp looks set to continue into an eighth year at Anfield.
– John Coleman, Accrington Stanley – Appointed: September 18th 2014
1. Simon Weaver, Harrogate Town – Appointed: May 21st 2009
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