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Wilson up there with Fergie and Wenger

Garry Wilson is set to become the third longest-serving manager in English football's top five divisions this summer.

Graham Turner's decision to end his 14-year reign in charge of Hereford United at the end of the season means that only Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger will have been in charge at their respective clubs longer than the Boro' boss.

Wilson, who took over at Priory Lane in February 1999, revealed he and Ferguson are members of another select group.

He said, "We both started our playing careers at Queen's Park and we're both part of an elite group called the Queen's Parkers. It's for ex-players and staff and there's about 75 members."

10 longest serving managers in top five divisions (* = approximate): 1. Sir Alex Ferguson (Man Utd), 22 yrs 169 days; 2. Arsene Wenger (Arsenal), 12 yrs, 205 days; 3. Garry Wilson (Boro'), 10 yrs, 74 days; 4. Steve Fallon (Histon), 9 yrs, 9 months*; 5. John Coleman (Accrington), 9 yrs, 257 days; 6. David Moyes (Everton), 7 yrs, 40 days; 7. Nick Holmes (Salisbury), 6 yrs 10 months*; 8. Graham Heathcote (Altrincham), 6 yrs 192 days; 9. Steve Coppell (Reading), 5 yrs 197 days; 10. Steve Tilson (Southend), 5 yrs, 156 days.

 
 
 

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