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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is retiring at the end of the season, bringing an end to more than 26 trophy-filled years at the club.
"The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly," Ferguson said in a statement on Wednesday. "It is the right time."
Originally posted by Maxatoria
Whoever takes over is going to have a hard task persuading the fans
perhaps Rafa would like a stab at it
Originally posted by Florasaurus
As a Chelsea fan, I rejoiced at this news... Then I realised that the most likely candidate for the job was Jose Mourinho. I know Mourinho has hinted at leaving Real and he wants to manage Man U, and Pep Guardiola has also said he wants to manage them, but he's at Bayern next season. I reckon we're stuffed
Just have to wait and see...edit on 8-5-2013 by Florasaurus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by haven123
First thatcher now this,somewhere out there there's a scoucer with one wish left in his lamp
Gordon Brown sent him numerous CDs about the assassination of JFK. Ferguson bonded with Brown over a shared interest in US politics. "Gordon sent me 35 CDs on it, which was brilliant of him," he told Manchester radio station Key 103 in 2007. Ferguson is fascinated with JFK. He said he kept JFK's autopsy report by his bed. He also has a copy of the Warren Report signed by [the former US president] Gerald Ford.