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5 Current Longest-Serving Managers in the Top-5 Leagues of Europe

Arjun Singh Devgan
Diego Simeone and Jurgen Klopp are among the best managers in the world currently
Diego Simeone and Jurgen Klopp are among the best managers in the world currently / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
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Football at present has become very competitive with clubs now not shying away from firing managers and personnel if they do not get the desired results. The amount of money awash in the game has meant that only results matter, and that is why drives the club in hiring and firing of managers.

Here, we take a look at the five longest-serving coaches in the top-5 leagues of Europe.

1. Christian Streich (SC Freiburg) - 9 years, 6 months

Christian Streich
Eintracht Frankfurt v Sport-Club Freiburg - Bundesliga / Alex Grimm/Getty Images

Christian Streich played at the lower levels of Bundesliga during his playing career, before eventually going into coaching - managing the Freiburg's Under-19 team and assisting the head coach, post which he was appointed the permanent manager in December, 2011.

The 56-year-old during his time as manager of Freiburg, has managed to keep them playing at the highest level, though is yet to win a trophy with them.

2. Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) - 9 years, 6 months

Diego Godin, Diego Simeone
Olympique de Marseille v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Europa League Final / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Diego Simeone enjoyed great success as a player, but it is safe to say that he has established himself as a legend at the managerial level, leading Atletico Madrid to numerous honours ever since taking the managerial reigns in December, 2011.

It is due to Simeone, that Atletico are considered one of the heavyweights in Europe - with the Argentinian winning two LaLiga titles, two Europa Leagues, one Copa del Rey and two UEFA Super Cups so far.

3. Sean Dyche (Burnley) - 8 years, 8 months

Sean Dyche
Burnley v Liverpool - Premier League / Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Sean Dyche played for a number of clubs during his career, but will more fondly remembered for his role as the head coach of Burnley, who he continues to manage.

Dyche who was appointed in October, 2012 has won the Championship once and has helped Burnley win promotion to the Premier League on a few occasions.

4. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) - 5 years, 9 months

Jurgen Klopp
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Final / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp is without doubt one of the best managers in the history of the sport, with the German enjoying success at every club he has gone too. The 54-year-old who joined Liverpool in October, 2015 has been one of the main reasons why the Reds won the Premier League title after 30 years in 2019/20.

He has also led them to the 2019 Champions League honour.

5. Alvaro Cervera (Cadiz) - 5 years, 2 months

Alvaro Cervera
Villarreal CF v Cadiz CF - La Liga Santander / Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Another manager who enjoyed a decent career as a player, Alvaro Cervera took up coaching in 2001 and has gone on to manage 11 clubs since. The 55-year-old though has been at Cadiz since April, 2016 leading them in 235 games so far.

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