The Daily Telegraph claim Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson may announce his retirement before this weekend’s Premier League match against Swansea City.
Sir Alex Ferguson could retire as Manchester United manager as early as this week, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.
The Glaswegian boss has been in charge of the Red Devils for almost 27 seasons, and has been their most successful manager throughout their history.
With 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League cups, two UEFA Champions wins, a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Super Cup and a FIFA Club World Cup, Ferguson has certainly earned his formidable reputation as one of the greatest coaches in the history of the game.
It’s little wonder he has a statue outside Old Trafford and a stand named after him within the Theatre of Dreams.
However, there is a growing feeling that having built a tremendous legacy at Manchester United, Ferguson could depart on a high with this season’s league title triumph, and has earmarked the club’s last home game of the season against Swansea City on Sunday.
Indeed, David Kidd of the People says that Ferguson considered stepping down last season, but elected against it after arch rivals Manchester City beat them to the Premier League trophy on goal difference.
There’s been very strong talk that Ferguson would have gone last May but for Aguero’s winner. This could have some serious legs
— Dave Kidd (@davekidd_people) May 7, 2013
Sir Alex Ferguson has been manager of Manchester United for longer than many of the club’s fans have been alive, having taken the reigns before the Premier League era had even begun.
There is no overstating the significance of what could be a tsunami of change for football in England.