Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manager of England Manchester United  football team has retired today at the age of 71 after serving the club for 26 years.

"Sir Alex" as he is fondly called has won a total number of 38 trophies for the club including Europa league title, he has won 13 premier league titles, 2 Champions League crowns, 5 FA Cups and 5 League Cups during his 26 hears reign as the manager of the club.

Addressing pressmen during his retirement announcement this morning in England, the Scottish said:

"The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about. It is the right time," Ferguson said.

"It was important to me to leave an organization in the strongest possible shape, and I believe I have done so.

"The quality of this league winning squad, and the balance of ages within it bodes well for continued success at the highest level whilst the structure of the youth set-up will ensure that the long-term future of the club remains a bright one.

"Our training facilities are amongst the finest in global sport and our home Old Trafford is rightfully regarded as one of the leading venues in the world.

"Going forward, I am delighted to take on the roles of both Director and Ambassador for the club. With these activities, along with my many other interests, I am looking forward to the future.

"I must pay tribute to my family, their love and support has been essential. My wife Cathy has been the key figure throughout my career.”

Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the most successful manager in the history of the  English premier league.

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