Sir Alex Ferguson, the man who won 38 trophies in a historic 26 years spell with Manchester United, has been voted the best manager of all time. The 76-year-old gained 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups and two Champions League trophies throughout his time at Old Trafford, turning the club’s fortunes round when he took over in 1986. In a web based ballot, Fergie received an unbelievable 77% of the vote in comparison with three other managers, a result that puts into perspective how dominant he was throughout his time at Old Trafford. Who’s the best manager ever?-
Who is the greatest manager ever?
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) July 28, 2018
Over 30,000 individuals voted, with Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola coming in second with 11% of the majority, whereas Brian Clough and Johan Cruyff received simply 8% and 4% from followers on Twitter. It nonetheless seems like yesterday but it’s 5 years to the day since Sir Alex Ferguson took everybody by surprise by asserting his retirement. It was two weeks after winning his 13th Premier League title, however he knew the time had come to hang up his suit. “The choice to retire is one which I’ve thought a great deal about. It’s the right time,” he mentioned. He managed a few of the best of all time, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona, amongst so many others. Sir Alex managed to get the best out of everybody. He was a real leader inside the dressing room and his ardour for Manchester United will always run deep.
📅 5 Years Ago Today:
🏴 Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement as @ManUtd manager.
🏟 Matches: 1,500
✅ Wins: 895
🏆 13 Premier Leagues
🏆 5 FA Cups
🏆 4 League Cups
🏆 2 Champions Leagues
🏆 1 Super Cup
🥇 4 Manager of the Years
🐐 The Greatest Ever. pic.twitter.com/anlXkRa4VO
— SPORF (@Sporf) May 8, 2018
Very interesting stats as we draw near to the end of Jose Mourinho's second season with #mufc.
He is also on course to achieve United's best Premier League finish since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. pic.twitter.com/b3TwRz14Ve
— Josh Slinger (@JoshSlinger) March 23, 2018