It’s now official. The glorious 25 year tenure of Sir Alex Ferguson has come to an end. Manchester United have announced that Sir Alex Ferguson will be stepping down as manager of Manchester United at the end of the season. There will now be a speculation frenzy as to who takes over from the Manchester United boss. Chief among the ‘speculees’ will be Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho and Everton coach David Moyes. The Manchester United website broke the news and quoted the big man as saying:
“The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about. It is the right time,” Ferguson said.
“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.
“Our training facilities are amongst the finest in global sport and our home Old Trafford is rightfully regarded as one of the leading venues in the world.
“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….
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