Old Trafford boss brings to an end hugely successful period in charge of Premier League side.
Man United have officially confirmed that Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the current campaign.
The Scot has been manager of the Old Trafford side since taking over from Ron Atkinson in November 1986 and is widely agreed to be the most successful manager of his generation having collected numerous accolades, trophies and awards during his tenure at the Premier League club.
Speaking of his decision to retire Sir Alex Ferguson stated;
“The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about. 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,