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The five longest-serving managers in the Premier League

by Sportsnewspro (writer), , May 22, 2013

Brendan Rodgers is now among the longest-serving managers in the top flight

Matthew Glazier from takes a look at the longest serving managers in the Premier League.

Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Tony Pulis have all stepped down from their respective posts recently, something which means Arsene Wenger is the only manager to have been in charge of a Premier League club for a significant length of time.

Arsene Wenger Arsenal 16 years, 232 days
The Frenchman might be wondering he should step down, with his fellow long-serving managers having recently done the same, although the 63-year-old is likely to be at the Emirates Stadium for some time yet. He’s responded to his critics by steering Arsenal to a top four finish and more Champions League football next term.

Alan Pardew Newcastle United 2 years, 163 days
Crazy to think that Pardew is now the second longest-serving boss in the top flight, with the 51-year-old having replaced Chris Hughton at St James’ Park. He was under pressure towards the end of the season although Newcastle escaped the drop and he continues to enjoy his eight-year contract.

Sam Allardyce West Ham United 1 year, 354 days
Allardyce may not be West Ham manager if the team had failed to get immediate promotion from the Championship although the Hammers came up through the play-offs and have stayed up in their first season back in the Premier League. Big Sam has a new contract and everything is looking rosy at Upton Park.

Martin Jol Fulham 1 year, 348 days
Jol’s future at Craven Cottage remains uncertain although it appears the Dutchman will be given some funds this summer as Fulham look to finish in the top half of the Premier League. Mohamed Al Fayed seems relatively happy with someone who snapped up Dimitar Berbatov although there’s an over-reliance on the Bulgarian at the moment.

Brendan Rodgers Liverpool 0 years, 354 days
Rodgers is coming up to a year in charge at Anfield and will hope it’s the first anniversary of many, with the northern Irishman having started to implement changes at the Merseyside club in the hope of bringing long-term success to the Merseyside club. Recent signings of Phillipe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge suggest that he’s on the right track.

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