On this day – Dario Gradi appointed Crewe manager

16th June 1983: Dario Gradi is appointed manager of Crewe Alexandra. Gradi is the longest serving manager in the English Football League system. Here is the rest of the top ten:

  1. Dario Gradi, Crewe Alexandra (16-6-1983)
  2. Alex Ferguson, Manchester Utd. (6-11-1986)
  3. Graham Turner, Hereford Utd. (1-8-1995)
  4. Arsène Wenger, Arsenal (1-10-1996)
  5. John Coleman, Accrington Stanley (10-8-1999)
  6. Steve Bruce, Birmingham City (12-12-2001)
  7. David Moyes, Everton (15-3-2002)
  8. Martin Ling, Leyton Orient (27-9-2003)
  9. Steve Coppell, Reading (9-10-2003)
  10. John Ward, Cheltenham Town (6-11-2003)



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