Who are the longest-serving managers in the Premier League? Featuring Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino

21 Jan

The days of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are over: Premier League managers don’t tend to stick around for too long anymore.

Almost half of the current top-flight managers have been in charge of their club for less than a year and we’ve already seen four sackings this season.

Mauricio Pochettino is one of the longest-serving managers in the league, unlike Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The modern trend is to twist rather than stick, with increasing pressure to deliver results and meet targets, which is why it’s surprising Watford boss Javi Gracia has officially lasted one year.

However, loyalty can still be found in some quarters. Scroll down to discover the current longest-serving managers in the English top-flight.


20. Mark Hudson (Huddersfield) – Six days

19. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United) – 32 days

18. Ralph Hasenhuttl (Southampton) – 45 days

Ralph Hassenhuttl is turning things around at Saints

17. Claudio Ranieri (Fulham) – 67 days

16. Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea) – 190 days

15. Marco Silva (Everton) – 234 days

Unai Emery is leading the post-Arsene Wenger era at Arsenal

14. Unai Emery (Arsenal) – 242 days

13. Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham) – 243 days

Javi Gracia has spent exactly a year in charge of Watford

12. Javi Gracia (Watford) – One year

11. Claude Puel (Leicester) – One year and 87 days

10. Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace) – One year and 130 days

9. Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves) – One year and 234 days

Nuno Espirito Santo is doing a fantastic job at Wolves

8. Neil Warnock (Cardiff) – Two years and 106 days

7. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) – Two years and 203 days

6. Rafa Benitez (Newcastle) – Two years and 315 days

Jurgen Klopp is yet to win a trophy during his time at Liverpool

5. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – Three years and 104 days

4. Chris Hughton (Brighton) – Four years and 20 days

3. Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) – Four years and 238 days

Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with the vacant roles at Real Madrid and Man United

2. Sean Dyche (Burnley) – Six years and 82 days

1. Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) – Six years and 99 days

Eddie Howe is the Premier League’s longest serving manager

Mark Hudson admits he does not know if Huddersfield Town are close to appointing David Wagner’s successor

20 Jan

Mark Hudson has revealed to talkSPORT he does not know if Huddersfield Town are any closer to appointing a new manager.

After three and a half years at the John Smith’s Stadium, the Terriers parted company with manager David Wagner with the team rooted to the bottom of the table.

Hudson had a tough afternoon in charge of Huddersfield

In his place, Hudson was placed in temporary charge for the visit of defending Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday.

With plenty of banners singing the German’s praise, it was clear to see just how loved the former boss was but it was not enough to stop City romping to a 3-0 win.

After the game, Hudson admitted he did not know who the next manager would be as relegation to the Championship looms ominously over the club.

“Well I was asked to take it this week and oversee it all heading into the game and take the game,” Hudson told talkSPORT’s Guy Clarke.

“And that’s where we are. So I’m sure when I come out of here I will have a few conversations and see where we go.”

The centre half retired in 2017, before the Terriers’ first season in the Premier League

The Terriers will travel to Goodison Park to face Everton on January 29, before games against Chelsea and Arsenal.

And, should the opportunity present itself, Huddersfield’s former club captain is ready to accept the challenge.

Huddersfield Town next manager odds

  • Jan Siewart – 1/5
  • Mark Hudson – 6/1
  • Sam Allardyce – 7/1
  • Christoph Buhler – 10/1
  • Mikel Arteta – 16/1

(odds courtesy of PaddyPower)

He added: “I mean, I think coming into coaching and I have always thought of, whenever it comes, I want to be a manager.

I said that right from the offset and whenever that time comes, that time comes.”