The most successful manager in English football history, Sir Alex Ferguson has announced that he will retire as manager of Manchester United at the end of this season, the 71-year-old Scotsman said in a statement on Wednesday.
His retirement will bring an end to a trophy-filled career of more than 26 years at Manchester United.
Since taking charge at Old Trafford in 1986, Ferguson has won a total of 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League championships, two Champions League titles and five FA Cups.
“It was important to me to leave an organization in the strongest possible shape and I believe I have done so,” Ferguson said. “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 setup will ensure that the long-term future of the club remains a bright one.” Ferguson said in the statement on Manchester United website.
Ferguson will retire after Manchester United meets West Bromwich Albion on May 19th and will join the football club board as director & ambassador.
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