Sir Alex Ferguson resigns as Manchester United manager
On Wednesday morning, Sir Alex Ferguson retired as Manchester United manager with reports having emerged on Tuesday night that suggested the Scot would call time on an amazing reign at Old Trafford which started in 1986.
May 8th, 2013
Ferguson recently steered the Red Devils to a 20th league title and the 71-year-old now steps down and allows a successor to take control, with David Moyes the current bookmaker favourite to assume the Old Trafford hot seat.
There had been no word from the club until 9.20am on Wednesday, although it appears that Ferguson will need a hip operation over the summer and he arrived early at United’s training complex on Wednesday morning ahead of making a potential announcement.
On Tuesday evening, no statement had been issued by United although the fact that the club have been floated on the New York Stock Exchange meant that any uncertainty would need to be addressed to appease investors.
Ferguson is arguably the greatest British manager of all time, with the 71-year-old having won 13 league titles with Manchester United, as well as two Champions League successes, five FA Cups and four League Cups.
He was left frustrated in his bid to win a third European Cup this season when United were controversially beaten by Real Madrid in the Champions League, although his legacy will stand the test of time, having endured a difficult start to life at Old Trafford when arriving in 1986.