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The most successful football coach Britain has ever his retirement on Wednesday when Sir Alex Ferguson an end to his 26 years in charge of Manchester United, one of the world's footballing powers. Sir Alex is perhaps the most successful coach in any British sport. He unparalleled success to his club, 38 trophies during his reign. In a statement he said: "The decision to is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not lightly. It is the right time. It was important to me to an organisation in the strongest possible shape and I I have done so." He added: "I must tribute to my family. Their love and support have been essential."

Twitter said the news of Sir Alex's retirement four times more mentions than news of the death of Margaret Thatcher last month. The top names in football were quick to homage to the legendary manager. David Beckham : "Without him, I would never have what I have in my career….I am truly to have been by the greatest manager in football." FIFA president Sepp Blatter tweeted: "His achievements in the game him without doubt as one of the greats." UEFA president Michel Platini Ferguson as a "visionary" who "has made a massive contribution to football". His successor has an exceedingly tough act to .

 


 
 

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