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Alex Ferguson announced retirement as Manchester United Manager

May 9, 2013 15:00 IST

Alex Ferguson on 8 May 2013 declared that he would step down as the Manager of Manchester United at the end of the season. His declaration has put to an end, his 26 years journey as the in-charge of Manchester United. After retirement, he will join the board of the football club.

The 71 year old, Alex Ferguson would step down from the position of manager after the United’s game against West Bromwich Albion to be played on 19 May 2013. Alex will now take over the position of both Director and Ambassador for the club.

About Alex Ferguson

• Alex Ferguson is the most successful manager in the English Football History
• He took over the charge of the team as its manager in 1986 from Ron Atkinson and since then has helped the team in winning five FA Cups and two Champions League
• In 26 years of his journey he managed to win 13 league titles
• He was the in charge of 1498 matches for the club
• After taking the charge of Manchester United, he helped the team to win the English title of 1992-93 by defeating Liverpool
• Players like David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney started their career under Alex Ferguson

Championships Won under Alex Ferguson by Manchester United


Years of Winning

Premier League

1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013

Champions League

1999 and 2008

FA (Football Association) Cup

1990, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2004

League Cup

1992, 2006, 2009 and 2010

FIFA World Cup


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