Jurgen Klopp celebrated a landmark victory on Wednesday night as the Liverpool boss became just the seventh Premier League manager to reach 200 wins in the division.
The German, who has announced he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season, watched on as his side thrashed Chelsea 4-1 at Anfield, bringing up the milestone moment in fine fashion.
Following Klopp’s 200th top-flight win in English football, we’ve looked at the five fastest coaches to achieve the feat. Here are the fastest managers to reach 200 Premier League wins.
Arsene Wenger – 332 games
Arsene Wenger remains one of the most transformative managers of the Premier League era, with the Frenchman having introduced innovative methods during a decorated career at Arsenal.
Wenger arrived as a relative unknown from Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight, but went on to become one of the greatest coaches in Arsenal’s history. His 22-year reign remains the longest of the Premier League era and was a period filled with huge success, including three Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cups.
Wenger led Arsenal to domestic doubles in 1997/98 and 2001/02, before guiding the Gunners to a famous unbeaten Premier League campaign in 2003/04. Le Professeur took 332 games to reach 200 wins in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho – 326 games
Jose Mourinho waltzed into English football and made an immediate impact. Football’s hottest coaching property arrived in West London fresh from leading Porto to a shock Champions League success, and delivered on his prophecy of being ‘The Special One’.
Chelsea won a first league title in 50 years during his debut campaign, winning the Premier League in 2004/05 with a record low of just 15 goals conceded. Another title followed to make it back-to-back championships with Chelsea emerging as England’s dominant side under Mourinho’s management.
Mourinho reached 200 wins in 326 games in the Premier League, after a second spell at Chelsea – where he won a third Premier League title in 2014/15 – and stints at Manchester United and Spurs.
Alex Ferguson – 322 games
Sir Alex Ferguson is regarded as the greatest coach the Premier League has seen, with his 13 league titles a landmark unlikely to ever be beaten.
The Scot’s dynasty at Manchester United began in 1986 before he led the Red Devils to a drought-breaking title in the inaugural Premier League season in 1992/93.
Ferguson went on to win four of the first five Premier League titles and 13 in total, rebuilding and reenergising title-winning teams. Under his management, Manchester United eclipsed Liverpool as the most successful English team of all time.
Jurgen Klopp – 318 games
Jurgen Klopp is the second-fastest manager to reach 200 Premier League wins, achieving the feat with a 4-1 victory over Chelsea.
Klopp has announced that this will be his final season at Liverpool, as he calls time on a trophy-laden career with the Reds. The German arrived in October 2015 with Liverpool at a low ebb, but he has since restored the Reds to the top table of English and European football.
Jurgen Klopp gets his 200th Premier League win, and only Pep Guardiola has reached the landmark in faster fashion! pic.twitter.com/P5sPIPLAdi
— Premier League (@premierleague) January 31, 2024
Klopp led Liverpool to the Champions League in 2019, before breaking the club’s 30-year wait for a top-flight title with Premier League success the following season. During his time at Anfield, Liverpool have reached 90+ points in three different Premier League campaigns, including a club-record 99 points in 2019/20.
Pep Guardiola – 269 games
Pep Guardiola holds the record as the fastest manager to 200 wins in the Premier League, reaching the milestone in just 269 games!
Guardiola has won the Premier League title in five of his seven seasons in English football, including a record-breaking 100 points during the club’s ‘Centurions’ campaign in 2017/18.
The Spaniard’s list of achievements also includes English football’s first-ever domestic treble, in addition to leading the Citizens to a Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble last season.
Guardiola’s genius is undeniable, after his storied success in three of Europe’s top five leagues.