Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, is on the brink of breaking Sir Alex Ferguson’s Premier League appearance record, as the Frenchman closes in as the longest serving Premier League manager.
Heading into his 20th Premier League season with 790 appearances as a manager, Wenger will break Sir Alex’s record of 810 appearances if he remains Arsenal’s manager when the Gunners face West Bromwich Albion on December 30, 2017.
790 – Arsene Wenger has taken charge of 790 Premier League games as a manager; only Sir Alex Ferguson has managed more (810). Longevity. pic.twitter.com/Q5Had8l2Wc
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 31, 2017
Considered one of the greatest Premier League managers, Sir Alex Ferguson made his Manchester United Premier League debut in 1992, in a game United lost 2-1 to Sheffield United, before dropping the curtain on a trophy laden managerial career with a sensational 5-5 draw against West Bromwich Albion on 19 May 2013.
67-year-old Wenger made his Premier League bow for Arsenal in the 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in 1996, and have gone on to win the Premier League three times, the last being the 2003/2004 season.
At A Glance – Premier League Longest Serving Managers