Ferguson calls it a day at Manchester

Ferguson calls it a day at Manchester

Ferguson calls it a day at Manchester

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71 year old Sir Alex Ferguson will retire as Manchester United manager at the end of the season after 26 years in charge.

The most decorated manger in British football history has won an amazing 39 trophies since taking over from Ron Atkinson on 6 November 1986, including this season's Premier League title.

 In Manchester he has been the brain behind 13 premier league titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and five League Cups.

“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.” read Man United’s website on Wednesday morning.

“It was important to me to leave an organisation in the strongest possible shape and I believe I have done so. The quality of this league winning squad, and the balance of ages within it, bodes well for continued success at the highest level whilst the structure of the youth set-up will ensure that the long-term future of the club remains a bright one.

Ferguson reveals he will take on the roles of "director and ambassador for the club following his retirement

"Going forward, I am delighted to take on the roles of both Director and Ambassador for the club. With these activities, along with my many other interests, I am looking forward to the future.

He arrived as successor to Ron Atkinson in November 1986. What remains to be seen who will step in the huge void left by the Scot.

 

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