Some good news for Newcastle today, which should make our assault on the Premier League a little easier next season – Sir Alex Ferguson has just announced that he will retire at the end of this season.
Alex Ferguson – one of the all time greats in management
We’re just kidding of course, but now the question is who will replace the 71 year-old, with Jose Mourinho almost certainly to join Chelsea in the summer.
It could well be David Moyes, whose contract at Everton ends in the summer – in the early betting David is 2-1 and Mourinho is 4-1.
Ferguson joined Manchester United on 6th November 1986,after a successful eight seasons at Aberdeen, and Alex has had unprecedented success at Manchester, and in his first full season in charge he had Manchester United second in the league to Liverpool.
But then in the next couple of seasons they team didn’t do too well and Ferguson was almost fired, but he had been assured by the Board behind the scenes, he would not be fired, because they understood a lot of their top players had been injured – sound familiar?
His current record at Manchester United is played 1,497 games, won 893, drawn 337, lost 267 for a win average of 59.65%.
In his overall management career – he also managed at East Stirlingshire and St. Mirren – he managed in 2153 games and won 1251 for a win average of 58.13%.
Alex won the Premier League 13 times, the FA Cup five times, the League Cup four times, the UEFA Champions League twice, and the UEFA Cup Winners Cup once, and will go down in history as one of the greatest football managers of all time.
His record is simply phenomenal.
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