Tuesday, October 6, 2015 8:09 pm
Arsene Wenger has recorded a milestone. His 19 years in charge of Arsenal FC is the longest among the 20 coaches in English Premier League.
According to Mail Online, Wenger’s total number of days in charge of the Gunners is greater than the number of days combined of every other current Premier League manager while operating in the top division.
The Frenchman has been in charge of Arsenal for 6,942 days and counting, celebrating his 19th anniversary last Thursday.
Every other Premier League boss combined can’t quite reach 19 years in charge, falling short on 6,938 days.
Wenger wins the title by a country mile, with Stoke manager Mark Hughes finishing in second place 6,085 days behind.
There are just two days separating Everton’s Roberto Martinez and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in the battle for third place, with the Blues chief pipping the Spaniard’s total with 853 days.
Claudio Ranieri may have been in charge for just 83 days at the bottom of the list, but the Italian has already made a huge impact at the King Power Stadium, leading his new side to fifth in the Premier League table.
The numbers only include days in charge of a club already in the Premier League, or already promoted to the Premier League.
Wenger hasn’t got long to celebrate though. Every day the other Premier League bosses catch him by a cumulative 18 days, meaning they’ll be back in front of Wenger by Wednesday.