Arsene Wenger breaks incredible Premier League record

Record breaker: Arsene Wenger ends Sir Alex domination to become Premier League’s longest-serving boss

Wenger still has a way to go to overtake Sir Alex’s total time in charge of United (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has made yet more history, with the Frenchman now the longest serving manager of the Premier League era after surpassing Sir Alex Ferguson.

On Monday, Wenger took his number of days in charge of Arsenal to 7,583 – exactly one day longer than Sir Alex spent in charge of the Red Devils after the top-tier of English football had been rebranded as the Premier League.

Sir Alex took over at Old Trafford in 1986 when they were in the old First Division, with the Premier League not coming into being until the 1992/93 season.

United legend Sir Alex managed for 7,582 days in the Premier League era (Picture: Getty)

Wenger arrived at Arsenal four years later, taking over at the Emirates in September 1996 after Bruce Rioch’s dismissal, leaving Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight to take over the Gunners.

That means Wenger still has some six years to go until he will match Ferguson’s total United tenure, with the Scot having sat in the Old Trafford dugout for 9,704 days.

Wenger is still 20 games shy of matching Fergie’s Premier League games managed record (Getty)

Although Wenger has spent more days in charge, he is still a few matches shy of managing the most games in the Premier League.

Ferguson still holds that record, having taken charge of 810 matches in the Premier League, while Wenger is 20 behind on 790.

Source Metro

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