Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Man City head coach Pep Guardiola now Premier League’s longest-serving managers following Sean Dyche’s Burnley sacking

    Burnley’s decision to sack Sean Dyche has sent shockwaves through the Premier League.

    The ex-Clarets boss had his time at the club ended on Friday morning, dismissed from his role with the Clarets sitting in 18th position, and they have just eight matches remaining to avoid relegation

    Dyche has been sacked after nine and a half years at Burnley

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    Dyche has been sacked after nine and a half years at Burnley

    Chairman Alan Pace signaled his intentions to bring in a replacement to give the club the best possible chance of avoiding the drop this term.

    As a result, Dyche’s nine-and-a-half-year spell at Turf Moor has come to an abrupt end.

    Managerial longevity is not something that we see much of in today’s hire-and-fire culture, but Dyche was something very different.

    The 50-year-old was very much Burnley’s figurehead during his time at the club, with the sort of responsibility that was more akin to Sir Alex Ferguson’s role at Manchester United, or Arsene Wenger’s position with Arsenal.

    It’s no surprise that before his sacking, Dyche was the Premier League’s longest-serving manager. However, after his dismissal, there’s now a new name at the top of the list.

    Jurgen Klopp is that man having held the Liverpool hotseat for six years, six months and seven days at the time of Dyche’s sacking.

    Klopp and Guardiola are now the longest-serving managers in the Premier League

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    Klopp and Guardiola are now the longest-serving managers in the Premier League

    Pep Guardiola is second after taking charge of Man City five years and nine months ago, while Brentford boss Thomas Frank is third on the list after succeeding Dean Smith with the Bees in October 2018.

    Ralph Hasenhuttl, Brendan Rodgers and Graham Potter have all exceeded three years in charge of Southampton, Leicester ad Brighton respectively, while Mikel Arteta and David Moyes have both spent two years and three months at Arsenal and West Ham.

    Thomas Tuchel is the only other boss to exceed a year in charge, while there are 10 bosses who are yet to hit their anniversary after taking charge within the last 12 months.

    However if anyone is going to exceed Dyche’s longevity at Burnley, they’re going to have to put in a mammoth shift.

    Longest-serving Premier League managers

    Longest-serving Premier League managers

    Jurgen Klopp [Liverpool] – six years, 6 months and seven days

    Pep Guardiola [Man City] – five years, nine months, 15 days

    Thomas Frank [Brentford] – three years, five months, 30 days

    Ralph Hasenhuttl [Southampton] – three years, four months, nine days

    Brendan Rodgers [Leicester] – three years, one month, 19 days

    Graham Potter [Brighton] – three years, one month, 19 days

    Mikel Arteta [Arsenal] – two years, three months, 24 days

    David Moyes [West Ham] – two years, three months, 17 days

    Thomas Tuchel [Chelsea] – one year, two months, 20 days

    Bruno Lage [Wolves] – nine months, 15 days

    Patrick Vieira [Crystal Palace] – nine months, 11 days

    Antonio Conte [Tottenham] – five months, 13 days

    Eddie Howe [Newcastle] – five months, seven days

    Steven Gerrard [Aston Villa] – five months, four days

    Dean Smith [Norwich] – five months

    Ralf Rangnick [Man United] – four months, 12 days

    Roy Hodgson [Watford] – two months, 21 days

    Frank Lampard [Everton] – two months, 15 days

    Jesse Marsch [Leeds] – one month, 18 days

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