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Sir Alex Ferguson has retired

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OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 8 May 2013 09:25

Sir Alex Ferguson has has just announced he is retiring.

Sir Alex Ferguson is the longest serving manager of Manchester United, overtaking Sir Matt Busby's record on 19 December 2010, and the longest serving of all current League managers. He has won many awards and holds many records including winning Manager of the Year most times in British football history. In 2008, he became the third British manager to win the European Cup on more than one occasion. He was knighted in 1999 for his services to the game.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22447018

Mersey

Mersey Report 8 May 2013 09:34

Some very big shoes to fill now.......

Is Mourinio the Man?

A great manager !! and thats said by a Liverpudlian :-) ;-)

A man who made the club what it is today !!

Good Luck to him

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 8 May 2013 09:34

I am broken hearted but as long there is a chance that the lovely Jose Mourinho will take over I don't mind. It had to come one day but he is a great, grumpy old legend who has devoted his life to this club. He will be missed. <3

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 8 May 2013 09:43

Not only a great manager, but also a great Scotsman, who came from a very humble background ;-)

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 8 May 2013 10:47

When we heard thought of you BC...... and Jose :-D

Mau XX

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 8 May 2013 10:49

never understood a word he said :-S

Robert

Robert Report 8 May 2013 12:11

Not the right thing to say, Ann what with you coming from Wales!!!!

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 8 May 2013 12:32

lol Robert, was just about to say the same thring but thought better of it :-D

vera2010

vera2010 Report 8 May 2013 12:38

Never understood a word Jose said or maybe I wasn't listening.

Good luck to Sir Alex from a Geordie


Vera

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 8 May 2013 12:40

Vera, I never listen to what Jose is saying, am too busy looking into his lovely eyes :-D

vera2010

vera2010 Report 8 May 2013 12:43

Fingers crossed the special one will return. Maybe we should start up a petition.

Vera

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 8 May 2013 12:45

I can teach anyone Aberdeen speech :-D :-D

Florence

Florence Report 8 May 2013 12:51

Have not been on for a long, long time , but had to pay my respects when i saw this shock announcement.

ALEX FERGUSON retiring!! never !! (thought he would be there for ever ( like the queen , who will replace him?)

What a great manager!! what a loss to Manchester United!.

I,m worried about Manchester United now.
:-S
Here,s to all the good winning times, and hope he enjoys a long and happy retirement.
Thank you Sir Alex.
I,m also a Wolves fan and hope his son takes over them , need someone like his father . fingers crossed!!.

Manchester United fan.
Flo ;-)

Merlin

Merlin Report 8 May 2013 13:43

Ann, I expect it was the chewing gum that did it. :-D :-D, I wonder if he will take his Famous "Hair Drier" with him? or leave it for the next Manager to use. good luck to him ,he deserves a decent retirement,He served the club well,lets hope they give him a decent send off.**M**.

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 8 May 2013 14:26

He is only retiring as the manager, he is to become a director and be an ambassador for the club.

Merlin

Merlin Report 8 May 2013 14:33

In which case the next Manager has got a difficult job to do,

InspectorGreenPen

InspectorGreenPen Report 8 May 2013 15:20

OK so the guy is retiring.

Hardly that important for it to be the headline story on the BBC 1 o'clock news.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 8 May 2013 16:48

Hot favourite for job is David Moyes apparently. Who will succeed him at Everton? I was thinking of 3 managers - Martinez of Wigan, Lennon of Celtic and Bruce of Hull.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 8 May 2013 18:12

Another one for the possible vacancy at Everton. Malky Mackay (Cardiff City) is being touted in this area as the new Everton manager.

Ooohhh!! Isn't this managerial merry-go-round fascinating :-D :-D

And a big well done to Sir Alex. Can't see him bowing out totally. He will be in the boardroom with Sir Bobby and others, and I expect he will take a lot more interest in horse racing and family - particularly careers and lives of his children and grandchildren :-)

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 8 May 2013 18:15

I don't fancy David Moyes, he is too quiet and soft spoken...and he is ginger :-D