Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is set to become the Premier League’s longest serving manager with the news that current record holder Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season.
England was rocked yesterday with the news that the Scotsman will step down after 27 trophy filled years at Manchester United, allowing Wenger to take the mantle of the countries most experienced manager.
The Frenchman has been at Arsenal’s helm for almost 17 years and will continue for at least another season with his contract set to expire at the end of next campaign. Unless he can restore trophies to Arsenal’s recently sparse cabinet next season, he will struggle to gain ground on Sir Alex’s achievement of years served.
It is also interesting to note David Moyes, who is the favourite to take over the post at United, will move into second having been at Goodison Park for 11 years.