Wenger unique in list of longest-serving PL bosses

Date published: Wednesday 7th October 2015 1:36

Arsene Wenger: Guided Arsenal into second spot

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

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