Breaking News - Sir Alex Ferguson quit as Manchester united Boss.

Date: 08-05-2013 9:42 am (8 years ago) | Author:
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Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season, Manchester United have confirmed in a statement.



Rumours about Ferguson's United future began to circulate at the club's golf day on Tuesday and were widely carried in Wednesday's newspapers.

And at around 9.20am United made the announcement on their website that English football's most successful manager will call time on a 26-and-a-half-year reign this summer.

Ferguson's decision comes just days after he secured his 13th Premier League title, and he has also delivered United two European Cups, five FA Cups, four League Cups and a European Cup Winners' Cup.

He said: "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.

"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, providing a bedrock of both stability and encouragement. Words are not enough to express what this has meant to me.

"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."

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- olat01 at 8-05-2013 09:59 AM (8 years ago)
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is good for hime ti resign before he will be disgrcae in English premiership.
Posted: at 8-05-2013 09:59 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- Austinjack at 8-05-2013 10:05 AM (8 years ago)
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Ok jump & past
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- Shegzan at 8-05-2013 10:07 AM (8 years ago)
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Even tho' he retires, he must hv made mney!

Posted: at 8-05-2013 10:07 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Yungchill at 8-05-2013 10:14 AM (8 years ago)
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Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin baba go abeg...

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- Chukwubunna at 8-05-2013 10:20 AM (8 years ago)
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Respect
 to one of the greatest managers in the word of soccer. May your wisdom
guide United. Mourinho over to you to lead United.
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- bestbuky at 8-05-2013 10:36 AM (8 years ago)
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he don try
Posted: at 8-05-2013 10:36 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cocoeni at 8-05-2013 10:44 AM (8 years ago)
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he try
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- Starship at 8-05-2013 10:46 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: Chukwubunna on  8-05-2013 10:20 AM
Respect
 to one of the greatest managers in the word of soccer. May your wisdom
guide United. Mourinho over to you to lead United.
I SERIOUSLY PITY YOU..IF YOU THINK MOURINHO IS UNITED BOUND THEN U'RE A FLOP...ARE YOU AN INTELLECTUAL JUGANUT NOT TO HAVE UNDERSTOOD THAT HE HAS BEEN SIGNED BY CHELSEA ND THAT HE HAS ALREADY SIGNED A PLAYER [FALCAO] AS HIS FIRST SIGNING?? Well let this be a little information to you....BE WISE DUDE...
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- mathzno at 8-05-2013 10:53 AM (8 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin At long last, He should go help Scotland
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- winace at 8-05-2013 11:03 AM (8 years ago)
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Gud. Happy retirement. Now let me see d strength of man u now.
Posted: at 8-05-2013 11:03 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- morgrawl231 at 8-05-2013 11:05 AM (8 years ago)
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Good job,,,,sir Ferguson...
Posted: at 8-05-2013 11:05 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- paulohking at 8-05-2013 11:08 AM (8 years ago)
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it's beta to bow out when the ovation is still loud bcos ManU is going nowhere next season, believe me!!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Posted: at 8-05-2013 11:08 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- angesco at 8-05-2013 11:19 AM (8 years ago)
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Well done Sir.  For 26 years you kept at your job and gave your best  - winning 17+ trophies.

You had a good eye for talented players. You appear to have lived a decent life.

You look good for 71 years.

It will take a real thoroughbred to fill your shoes.

Well done.
Posted: at 8-05-2013 11:19 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- obinankpume at 8-05-2013 11:30 AM (8 years ago)
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better for him to avoid high BP next season
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- obinankpume at 8-05-2013 11:33 AM (8 years ago)
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beter for him to avoid high bp next season
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- frank388 at 8-05-2013 11:33 AM (8 years ago)
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makw him go rest small.he don do well for united
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- tanglefree at 8-05-2013 11:37 AM (8 years ago)
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passing.
Posted: at 8-05-2013 11:37 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- donslmnstvn at 8-05-2013 11:46 AM (8 years ago)
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Wow what a great way to retire when d ovation is loud. Sir Alex Ferguson, u will forever be remembered for what u hv done over d years for steadying d manchester utd ship
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- Jaylen at 8-05-2013 12:09 PM (8 years ago)
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He tried ...
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