Sir Alex Ferguson, the man who won 38 trophies in a historic 26 year spell with Manchester United, has been voted the greatest manager of all time.
The 76-year-old won 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League trophies during his time at Old Trafford, turning the club’s fortunes around when he took over in 1986.
He went on to become one of the most iconic managers in world football, leaving an incredible legacy behind.
And now, in an online poll, Ferguson has received an incredible 77% of the vote compared to three other managers, a result that puts into perspective how dominant he was during his time at Old Trafford.
Over 30,000 people voted, with current Manchester City goalkeeper Pep Guardiola coming in second with 11% of the majority, while Brian Clough and Johan Cruyff received just 8% and 4% from fans on Twitter.
It still feels like yesterday but it’s five years to the day since Sir Alex Ferguson took everyone by surprise by announcing his retirement.
It was just just two weeks after winning his 13th Premier League title, but he knew the time had come to hang up his suit.
“The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about. It is the right time,” he said.
He managed some of the greatest of all time, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona, among so many others.
Sir Alex managed to get the best out of everyone. He was a true leader inside the dressing room and his passion for Manchester United will always run deep.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to emulate one of Sir Alex’s famous seasons in the coming months, but can he challenge for a top four place?
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