Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola climb long-serving bosses list - but not for long

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola climb long-serving bosses list - but not for long

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola both climbed a place in the list of English professional football's longest-serving current managers this weekend - only to then almost immediately drop back to where they were. Liverpool's Klopp and Manchester City's Guardiola are undoubtedly the top two managers in the Premier League right now, having picked up each of the last three league titles between them. City romped to the title with 100 points in 2017/18, before edging out Liverpool by a point the following year and then seeing the Reds run away with it this time around. And both managers are proof of the old adage that it is better to give bosses time and stick with them through thick and thin. The pair are both in the top 10 managers in terms the longevity of their current spell in charge of a club in the top four divisions of English football, with Klopp being appointed by Liverpool in October 2015, and Guardiola by City the following July. Previously in second place, Eddie Howe's departure from Bournemouth - where he was almost eight years into his second spell in charge - on Saturday night saw Klopp jump to the fourth longest-serving boss in the country and Guardiola the seventh. But Harrogate Town's historic National League playoff final victory over Notts County on Sunday now sees their manager Simon Weaver come straight in as the new No.1, with everyone else moving back down a place. Weaver has masterminded the club's first ever promotion ...
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