With the departure of Arsène Wenger at Arsenal at the end of the season comes to an end to an era. The Frenchman is 22 years, the longest manager in the history of the Premier League.
Alex Ferguson had at Manchester United 27 years under his care, but the first six years of his employment were for the creation of the Premier League in 1992.
The Shot, which in 2013 afzwaaide, was 7.582 days coach of one club in the Premier League. Wenger started on Friday for his 7.860 e day as head coach of Arsenal.
The two trainers are on a lonely height. The number three in the rankings – David Moyes – was 4.082 day manager at Everton. Incidentally, it is Frank de Boer, who in september 2017, was fired by Crystal Palace, with 77 days to the kortstzittende Premier League-trainer ever.
Longest manager in the Premier League
- 1. Arsène Wenger (Arsenal): 7860 days
- 2. Alex Ferguson (Manchester United): 7582 days
- 3. David Moyes (Everton): 4082 days
- 4. Harry Redknapp (West Ham United): 2454 days
- 5. Rafael Benitez (Liverpool): 2119 days
- 6. Alan Curbishley (Charlton Athletic): 2087 days
- 7. Sam Allardyce (Bolton Wanderers): 2079 days
- 8. Gerard Houllier (Liverpool): 2018 days
- 9. Jim Smith (Derby County): 1877 days
- 10. Bobby Robson (Newcastle United): 1815 days
Wenger (68) began his trainerscarrière in 1984, when AS Nancy was seven years in service with AS Monaco, which he in 1988, champion of France was. After a season at Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan he ended up on 22 september 1996 at the Arsenal.
Because of the defensive style of play the club had for the arrival of Wenger, the nickname ‘Boring Arsenal’, but under Wenger played the team’s attractive and attacking football with topspitsen as Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and later Robin van Persie.
It gave Wenger and Arsenal in 1998, 2002 and 2004, the national championship, the last season even undefeated. In 2006, it was the Champions League final, met in Paris with a 2-1 lost against FC Barcelona.