The longest serving football manager is Roly Howard (UK) of Marine Football Club. His first game in charge was on 12 August 1972, continuing to 2004/05, his 33rd and final season.
In that time Howard has been involved in 1,975 matches, winning five league titles and 15 cup competitions, including eight successes in the Liverpool Senior Cup and four in the Lancashire FA Trophy. Howard has also managed the Northern Premier League representative side for 16 years.
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