Hammers top the loyalty stakes

West Ham is the top club in the country in terms of manager loyalty.

That’s according to football data archive website Soccerbase,who claim we have given managers more time than any other club  over the years.

Since becoming a professional outfit in 1898 we have had just 17 managers take the helm at the Boleyn Ground.

Those bosses have enjoyed an average of 2,431 days in the job, as reported by Sky Sports, which is more than six-and-a-half years each.

Remarkably Syd King, who led the club into the Football League, was in charge for 11,172 days between 1902 and 1932 while Charlie Paynter (6,482 days, 1932-1950), John Lyall (5,407 days, 1974-1989), Ron Greenwood (4,885 days, 1961-1974) and Ted Fenton (3,895 days, 1950-1961) also enjoyed prolonged periods in charge of the East London side.



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