A look at the Premier League’s five longest-serving managers

It may not be the days of Fergie and Wenger anymore but there are still a few Premier League gaffers who can stand the test of time.

There are many credentials required to manage a club in English football’s top tier and, as we’ve seen many times in the past, newcomers aren’t often given much time to figure that process out.

A few of the gents we’re about to discuss are only really starting to find their feet in the Premier League whereas others, in more ways than one, will surely go down in history as some of the finest bosses of their era.

Marcelo Bielsa – Leeds (3 years)

Step one was getting Leeds United promoted and step two was keeping them there – so far, so good for Marcelo Bielsa.

The iconic Argentine has been heralded as a genius for many years now and after just a handful of seasons in charge up in Yorkshire, they already view him as a legend. Avoiding the complacency of relegation this time around is key but in the grand scheme of things, he’s probably the best manager they’ve had in a good few decades.

Daniel Farke – Norwich (4 years)

A midtable finish in Daniel Farke’s first campaign was followed up by a Championship-winning run that vaulted Norwich City back into the big time. While they may have been promptly relegated back down to the second tier at the first available opportunity, the Canaries didn’t panic and stuck with their man in the hope lightning could strike twice.

It did, and the focus now shifts to cementing their status as PL regulars.

Pep Guardiola – Man City (5 years)

Pep Guardiola became Manchester City manager all the way back in 2016. Three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four League Cups later, we’d say it’s fair to suggest he’s changed the face of football in this country forever.

The style of play that Pep introduced has quickly helped to establish England’s top flight as the top league in the beautiful game – and that’s no exaggeration.

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Jurgen Klopp – Liverpool (5 years)

There was a clear vision in place for Liverpool Football Club when Jurgen Klopp took the reins and in the present day, it’s near enough impossible to suggest he’s failed to live up to the hype.

Last year saw the Reds finally ascend back to the top of the table with their first-ever Premier League title, which came just over a year after they lifted the European Cup for the sixth time.

Sean Dyche – Burnley (8 years)

Promotion, relegation, promotion again, qualification for the Europa League and six straight seasons in the Premier League.

Not only is Sean Dyche one of the funniest men around, but he’s also one of the most genuine. He’s continually stuck to his guns after almost a decade at the helm in Lancashire and while they haven’t always played the most attractive brand of football, the man is still getting results at the highest level.

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