Sir Alex Ferguson to retire
08 May 2013, 11:54
London - Alex Ferguson is to retire from Manchester United at the end of this season, the English Premier League champions announced ON Wednesday, bringing down the curtain on one of the most successful managerial careers football has known.
Ferguson, 71, has been in charge at Old Trafford since 1986, guiding United to 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League crowns.
"The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly. It is the right time," Ferguson said in a statement released by the club.
"It was important to me to leave an organisation in the strongest possible shape and I believe I have done so," added Ferguson who will bow out with United having won this season's Premier League.