Arsene Wenger will surpass Sir Alex Ferguson for most Premier League games managed on Sunday but how do the two manager’s records stack up against each other?
Wenger will take charge of his 811th Premier League game when Arsenal take on West Brom on Sunday.
His total will surpass Sir Alex Ferguson’s 810 games as Manchester United manager.
There’s a lot to compare between the two managers. However, if ESPN’s comparison is anything to go by, Wenger only comes out on top in games managed, draws and defeats.
Ferguson won 528 games as manager, sixty more than Wenger’s 468. His side also scored more goals (1,627 vs 1,524) and conceded fewer (703 vs 781).
This is hardly surprising, as Ferguson’s Manchester United were serial winners. Their 13 Premier League titles overwhelm Arsenal’s three.
In terms of individual honours, Ferguson has also won more Manager of the Month (27 to Wenger’s 15) and Manager of the Year (11 to Wenger’s three) awards.
One thing Ferguson never managed to do was go an entire league season unbeaten, however and that’s not an achievement that can be easily dismissed.=
With most managers barely lasting longer than a single season at clubs, Wenger’s final total is unlikely to be beaten for some time, whether he leaves Arsenal at the end of this season or the end of next.
Hopefully, we’ll win a lot more games on the way there.