Aston Villa boss Unai Emery had negotiated the longest deal in the Premier League until Brentford gave Thomas Frank new terms. Six managers are currently only contracted until the summer.
Here’s every top-flight manager and the expiry date of their current deals…
Arsenal: Mikel Arteta – 2025
A year ago, Arteta extended his deal to the end of 2024/25, keeping him under contract for two more years. After the progress he’s made this season, they will be talking again very soon over an extension and a pay-rise.
Mikel Arteta 🤝 Jonas Eidevall
Here to stay pic.twitter.com/NlbJ5ZOU2L
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) May 6, 2022
Aston Villa: Unai Emery – 2027
Emery signed the longest deal ever given to a Villa manger when last November he inked a contract at least four and a half years in length, according to The Telegraph‘s John Percy. It looks an astute move.
Bournemouth: Gary O’Neil – 2024
O’Neil stepped up from a caretaker role to sign a one-and-a-half-year contract last November, though the Cherries have the option to extend those terms for a further 12 months. They surely will if he maintains his side’s current progress.
Brighton: Roberto De Zerbi – 2026
The Italian is tied down for another three years after signing a contract that Brighton have denied contains a release clause. It was claimed that De Zerbi could be bought out of his deal for £11.5million but Paul Barber says the Seagulls don’t use such clauses in staff contracts.
Brentford: Thomas Frank – 2027
After a fine start to life in the Premier League, in January 2022, the Bees gave Frank and assistant Brian Riemer contract extensions until 2025. Then, last Christmas, they gifted the Dane a two-year extension and improved terms.
Chelsea: Frank Lampard – end of the season
Just five games to go for Lampard. Five too many, while Mauricio Pochettino sits idly as Chelsea stumble from one shambles to another.
Crystal Palace: Roy Hodgson – end of the season
Hodgson remains in caretaker charge until the summer when Palace will try again to replace him. This time, there is talk of a role upstairs for the 75-year-old. Presumably in a nice, cosy chair.
Everton: Sean Dyche – 2025
Dyche signed for two and a half years when he put pen to paper back in January on a contract that reportedly contained a clause that stipulates he won’t be sacked if Everton go down, or the Toffees will have to pay up the two years in his deal. So it could cost them £10million if they are relegated and see fit to make another change.
Fulham: Marco Silva – 2024
The Fulham boss only has a year remaining on his current deal and talks have reportedly stalled over a renewal as the vultures circle around the Craven Cottage dugout.
Leeds United: Sam Allardyce – end of the season
Jesse Marsch’s deal still has two years left to run; Javi Gracia’s just under two months. So it’s possible Leeds are currently paying three managers, with the latest refusing to rule out staying beyond the end of the original four-game arrangement.
Leicester: Dean Smith – end of the season
It took Leicester a while to sack Rodgers owing to the size of his pay-out, but his replacement is only in place until the summer, when the Foxes will look again for a manager depending on what division they are playing in next season.
Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp – 2026
It was widely thought Klopp would walk away from Liverpool in 2024 when his contract was due to expire before he signed an extension to summer 2026. “When the owners brought the possibility to renew to me, I asked myself the question I’ve mused over publicly. Do I have the energy and vibe to give of myself again what this amazing place requires from the person in the manager’s office? I didn’t need too long to answer in truth. The answer was very simple… I’m in love with here and I feel fine!”
We are delighted to announce Jürgen Klopp has signed a new contract to extend his commitment with the club! 🔴
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 28, 2022
Manchester City: Pep Guardiola – 2025
Pep’s deal was due to expire this summer but City used the World Cup break in the winter to tie the manager down for another two years beyond the end of the current season. He is the second-longest serving Premier League manager behind Klopp.
Manchester United: Erik ten Hag – 2025
United have the option to extend Ten Hag’s deal for a further 12 months but it seems likely that new terms will be agreed since the Dutchman’s current salary, agreed when he moved from Ajax a year ago, is considerably smaller than the likes of Klopp and Guardiola, as well as what Spurs were paying Antonio Conte.
Newcastle: Eddie Howe – long-term beyond 2024
Wor Eddie was given a two-and-a-half-year contract until 2024 when he was appointed in November 2021. Those terms were renegotiated last summer but neither the club nor Howe have been willing to elaborate on the length. “It’s a ‘long-term’ deal – that was the wording, I think,” said Howe when asked directly.
Nottingham Forest: Steve Cooper – 2025
Just when it was thought Cooper might be axed, Forest instead gave him a new contract. Even that deal, awarded in October with Forest bottom of the Premier League table, hasn’t stopped speculation circling as recently as last month about his job security.
Southampton: Ruben Selles – end of the season
Selles took over until the end of the season when Nathan Jones was axed just 94 days into a three-and-half-year deal until 2026, which Saints have had to pay up.
Tottenham: Ryan Mason – end of the season
Spurs’ second attempt at appointing a temp to replace Antonio Conte will be in charge until the summer, when he’ll most likely return to his assistant role once more. Until Daniel Levy needs him to step up again.
West Ham: David Moyes – 2024
The Hammers gave Moyes some long-term security in 2021 when he penned terms for three years. The fact he’s reportedly on £5million a year perhaps saved his skin when he was facing the axe earlier in the season.
Wolves: Julen Lopetegui – 2025
The Spaniard confirmed he signed a three-year deal when he took over last November which, since it was agreed mid-season, has been interpreted to be until 2025.