The English Premier League (EPL) has seen many great managers come and go over the years. Some have had short but impactful stints, while others have stayed for a longer duration, leaving a lasting legacy at their respective clubs.
While the Premier League is known for its managerial merry-go-round, these long-serving coaches serve as a reminder of the stability and success that can be achieved through continuity and dedication.
However, in the midst of this ever-changing landscape, there are a few individuals who have managed to maintain their positions as the longest-serving managers in the league.
Longest Serving Managers in Premier League History
In this article, we will explore the current longest-serving coach in the EPL and take a look at some of the other managers who have held the position for a significant period of time.
Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) – 7,894 days (1996-2018)
Arsene Wenger, the former manager of Arsenal, holds the record for the longest-serving coach in the history of the Premier League. Wenger spent an incredible 7,894 days in charge of the Gunners, from 1996 to 2018.
During his tenure, he transformed Arsenal into one of the most successful clubs in English football, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.
Alex Ferguson (Man United) – 7,640 days (1992-2013)
Alex Ferguson, the legendary manager of Manchester United, comes in second on the list. Ferguson spent 7,640 days at the helm of the Red Devils, from 1992 to 2013.
Under his guidance, Manchester United became the dominant force in English football, winning an impressive 13 Premier League titles and two UEFA Champions League trophies.
David Moyes (Everton) – 4,096 days (2002-2013)
David Moyes, the current manager of West Ham United, had a lengthy spell at Everton, making him the third-longest-serving coach in the EPL. Moyes spent 4,096 days in charge of the Toffees, from 2002 to 2013.
He led Everton to several top-half finishes and even secured Champions League qualification during his time at the club.
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – 2,699 days (2015-Present)
Coming in at fourth place is Jurgen Klopp, the current manager of Liverpool. Klopp has been in charge of the Reds since 2015 and has already spent 2,699 days at the club.
Under his leadership, Liverpool has experienced a resurgence, winning the Premier League title in the 2019-2020 season after a 30-year drought.
Joe Kinnear (Wimbledon) – 2,698 days (1992-1999)
Lastly, Joe Kinnear, the former manager of Wimbledon, rounds off the list as the fifth-longest-serving coach in the EPL. Kinnear spent 2,698 days in charge of Wimbledon, from 1992 to 1999.
Although Wimbledon may not have achieved the same level of success as the other clubs on this list, Kinnear’s tenure at the club was notable.
It is worth noting that the list provided here includes only the managers who have served the longest continuous period at a single club in the Premier League.
There have been other managers who have had multiple spells at the same club or have managed different clubs in the league.
This article was updated 4 weeks ago