Sir Alex Ferguson, the celebrated manager of Manchester United, has announced his retirement after being at the helm for nearly three decades. He will be succeeded by David Moyes, who’s six-year contract with the club will begin on July 1st.
Speaking on his decision to retire at the age of 71, Ferguson said:
“The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about. It is the right time”
Ferguson is widely considered to be one of football’s greatest ever managers, maintaining a 65% win rate in the Premier League throughout his 26 years with the club, a record second only to Jose Mouinho’s 70% during his short stint at Chelsea.
Whilst he has been in charge, Manchester United have won 38 trophies including the league 13 times and that famous “triple” in the 1998/99 season.
On his new position, Moyes said:
“I know how hard it will be to follow the best manager ever, but the opportunity to manage Manchester United isn’t something that comes around very often and I’m really looking forward to taking up the post next season.”