Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger finally left the club after 22 and half years in charge. The Frenchman took over in 1996 and changed Premier League football for good. He delivered 3 League titles and 7 FA Cups but the club needed change and he was the lowest hanging fruit. The simple question we are asking today is whether Wenger was the longest-serving Coach in European football history? Today, we want to look at several other coaches with longest single club managerial career ever, and success they delivered
6. Arsene Wenger-22,1/2 years
Arsène Wenger. 22 years at Arsenal. Won 17 trophies for the club out of the 46 the Arsenal have won in 132 years of history. That’s 40% of all our trophies. Built the stadium. Gave us the Invincibles. The greatest era. #MerciArsène pic.twitter.com/jrZO7pZRn5
— Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) May 6, 2018
Arsene Wenger finally left Arsenal after 22 and half years in charge. The Frenchman took over in 1996 and changed Premier League football for good. He delivered 3 League titles and 7 FA Cups but the club needed change and he was the lowest hanging fruit. Unai Emery will have a lot of work to do to get the team back in the Champions League as well as winning trophies.
- FA Premier League: 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04
- FA Cup: 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17
- FA Community Shield: 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2015
5. Francky Dury- 26 years
Francky Dury is a 60-year-old Belgian football manager. He is the current coach of Zulte Waregem. The experienced tactician coached Zultse VV between 1990 and 2010. The two teams were merged and he now took over the new team up to date. He helped the team get promoted from the first level of Belgian provincial Leagues all the way to the Pro League in 2005. He is a highly respected figure in the country.
- Belgian Second Division: 2005
- Belgian Cup: 2006, 2017; Runner-up 2014
4. Alex Ferguson- 27 years
Sir Alex Ferguson decided to retire in 2013 after leading the club for 27 years. The Scott was very successful at Old Trafford. He lifted the Premier League in his final season in charge to go away on a high. The League title was his 13th to add up to, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, Charity Shield, and Club World Cup trophies he won during his reign.
David Moyes succeeded him but a 7th place finish forced him out. Louis Van Gaal took over for two years but he was pushed out after two years. He lifted the FA Cup. Jose Mourinho took over in 2016 and managed to lift three trophies in his first season. They include Europa League, EFL Cup, and Community Shield. Last season they finished second but trophy-less, he needs to deliver silverware in 2018/19 season.
- Premier League (13): 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
- FA Cup (5): 1989–90, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04
- League Cup (4): 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10
- FA Charity/Community Shield (10): 1990 (shared), 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
- UEFA Champions League (2): 1998–99, 2007–08
- UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1): 1990–91
- UEFA Super Cup (1): 1991
- Intercontinental Cup (1): 1999
- FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008