Sir Alex Ferguson Retires
Sir Alex Ferguson Retires
Sir Alex Ferguson will retire as Manchester United Manager at the end of the season. It will bring to an end his almost 27 year reign which has seen him become the most successful manager in British football history.
After Sir Alex Ferguson Retires he will be made a Manchester United Director and Club Ambassador. The United board are now looking for someone to appoint as the successor to a manager who has won thirteen league titles, two Champions Leagues, the Cup Winners’ Cup, 5 FA Cups and 4 League Cups.
Sir Alex Ferguson said “It was critical to me to leave an organisation in the strongest prossible shape and that I consider I’ve done. The standard of this league winning squad, as well as the balance of ages within it, bodes well for continued achievement in the highest level whilst the structure of the youth set-up will ensure that the long- term futur for the club remains a bright one.
“Our training facilities are among the best in world and our home Old Trafford is rightfully regarded as one of the leading venues on the planet. 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. I must pay tribute to my family, their love and support has been essential. My wife Cathy has been the key figure throughout my career, providing a bedrock of both stability and encouragement. Words are not enough to express what this has meant to me.
Players and Staff
“As for my players and staff, past and present, I would like to thank them all for a staggering level of professional conduct and dedication that has helped to deliver so many memorable triumphs. Without their contribution the history of this great club would not be as rich. In my early years, the backing of the board, and Sir Bobby Charlton in particular, gave me the confidence and time to build a football club, rather than just a football team.
“Over the past decade, the Glazer family have provided me with the platform to manage Manchester United to the best of my ability and I have been extremely fortunate to have worked with a talented and trustworthy chief executive in David Gill. I am truly grateful to all of them.
“To the fans, thank you. The support you have provided over the years has been truly humbling. It has been an honour and an enormous privilege to have had the opportunity to lead your club and I have treasured my time as manager of Manchester United.”
Sir Alex Ferguson Retires after winning his thirteenth League title.
What happens after Sir Alex Ferguson Retires will be determined by who the Manchested United board decide to appoint as his successor.