Arsene Wenger Breaks Ferguson Record In EPL

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has made history yet again, surpassing Sir Alex Ferguson to become the longest serving manager in the Premier League.

Last Monday, the Frenchman stood in the dugout as Arsenal boss for 7,583rd time to exceed Fergie who held the record with one day shy of Wenger since the English top flight was rebranded as the Premier League.

Fergie took charge at Manchester United in 1986 when they were still in the defunct First Division before the Premier League brand came into existence in 1992/93 season.

Arsene Wenger took over at the Gunners in 1996 from Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight after the dismissal of Bruce Rioch.

However, the Arsenal boss still has six years to equal Fergie’s total tenure at Manchester United with the Scot managing United for 9,704 days.

The former Manchester United boss also holds the record of being incharge of matches in the Premier League, with 810 games while Wenger is on 790.

Arsene Wenger will hope to surpass Sir Alex Ferguson’s record next season and his game against Chelsea on New Year’s Day will be Arsenal’s 21st game of the campaign.

Sir Alex only occupies 11th on the list of all-time longest serving managers in English football, with West Brom’s Fred Everiss in charge for an astonishing 46 years (1902-1948).

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