Sir Alex Ferguson Retires As Man United Manager

The most successful British manager in the history of football, Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season.

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He will be come the club’s director and ambassador but will step down as manager after 26 years.

Loved and revered in equal measure Fergie as he is affectionately known is a towering figure over the game. He won 13 titles of 20 in the history of the English premier league.

Fans of other clubs will be doing cartwheels over his retirement. The 71 year-old was seen by them as a bully and the only reason why the club had a never-say-die spirit.

That said, we will miss Fergie. Divisive as he may have appeared, we respect his champion spirit.

His is last game against WBA will be his 1,500th as Man United manager.

Said Fergie:

The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly. It is the right time. It was important to me to leave an organisation in the strongest possible shape and I believe I have done so.

Take a bow sir.

The bookies have their money on Everton’s David Moyes.