Date: 30th May 2016 at 10:44pm
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Come the end of the 2015/16 season, and it’s time for the annual League Managers’ Association report and an updated top ten of the longest serving managers in the game.

Bradford City feature in that list courtesy of Phil Parkinson who now tallies a tenure of 4.72 years.

As you’ll see from the table for 2015/16, two Premier League managers are in the top ten, two Championship managers also, and two for League One, but League Two with four managers are clearly more tolerant in today’s game.

No
Name
Club
League
Tenure (yrs)
1
Arsene Wenger
Arsenal
Premier League
19.63
2
Paul Tisdale
Exeter City
League 2
9.89
3
Karl Robinson
MK Dons
Championship
6.02
4
Jim Bentley
Morecambe
League 2
5.01
5
Phil Parkinson
Bradford City
League 1
4.72
6
Steve Davis
Crewe Alexandra
League 1
4.52
7
Steve Bruce
Hull City
Championship
3.94
8
Gareth Ainsworth
Wycombe Wanderers
League 2
3.64
9
Neal Ardley
Wimbledon
League 2
3.60
10
Eddie Howe
Bournemouth
Premier League
3.60



Having joined Bradford back in 2011, Parkinson has racked up 101 wins in 274 games, and with 86 draws, he’s overseen 87 losses in that time.

Figures correct as of May 24, 2016.

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