Sir Alex Ferguson Retires
At the end of the season, Sir Alex Ferguson will step down as manager of Manchester United. He has been in charge of the Red Devils for the last 26 years. In that time, he has won 38 trophies with the club, including this year’s Premier League. He is the most successful manager in the history of English football winning 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups and 2 Champions League titles, turning Manchester United into one of the biggest football clubs in the world.
When he started at Manchester United, he had to work hard to build the team he wanted. For four years, he worked on the team, bringing in fresh young talent and developing their skills. In those early years, he didn’t win a trophy and was under pressure. He stuck to his principles and showed the world that he was right. His passion and dedication could be seen on his face at every match.
His friends and colleagues from the world of football have come forward to pay tribute to the man. He has been described as a genius by Eric Cantona and Alan Shearer, a sensational manager by Sir Bobby Charlton and a visionary by UEFA president Michel Platini. Even David Cameron, the British Prime Minister paid tribute, describing his record as exceptional.
His final match in charge will be against West Brom. It will be his 1500th game with Manchester United. Everton manager David Moyes will take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of the season. The club he will inherit is in great shape, having won the Premier League this season. Sir Alex Ferguson said: "It was important to me to leave an organisation in the strongest possible shape and I believe I have done so."
When he announced his retirement, he spoke about his career and thanked the people who have helped him over the years. He ended by saying thank you to the fans: "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."
Manchester United, the Premier League, and the world of football have been improved because of the hard work and passion of Sir Alex Ferguson. He will be missed.