Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Alex Ferguson is retiring

Aberdeen legend Alex Ferguson has decided to retire at the end of the season after managing Manchester United for 26 years.  Again.  But this time he really is retiring :-(

The Scot has won 38 trophies according to the BBC but that tally doesn't include the league, cup and EUROPEAN titles that he won with Aberdeen back in the 80s.  Ferguson said:
The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about.  It is the right time
The news follows reports that he has to have his entire body replaced like Robo Cop before the new season, or maybe it was his hip, and also comes immediately after it looked like Jose Mourinho was about to quit Real Madrid and sign for Chelsea.

As a 27 year old person, I haven't known Man United to have any other manager than Alex Ferguson and it's a little bit like hearing your Primary School teacher has died.  He hasn't died, but it's sad he will no longer be part of the game.  For me, I can only hope that Manchester United sign Paul Ince or Steve Kean and I get to watch as the team plummets to the depths of finishing 13th every year ha hah aha ha ah ah shah a hahah ah ah ah shah a this will not happen.

The most famous thing Ferguson did was play mind games, as you will discover in this video:

A huge amount of people in Aberdeen support Manchester United based solely on the fact that they are glory hunters with no imagination, but also because of the heroics of Sir Alex during his tenure at Pittodrie.  There is no-one alive who could argue that Ferguson has not helped shape the face of modern football and without his antics the Premier League might never have become the enigmatic powerhouse that it is, with every team an internationally known entity.  Except for Wigan.  And Hull.
It has been an honour and an enormous privilege to have had the opportunity to lead [the fans'] club and I have treasured my time as manager of Manchester United
And with those words he climbed upon his mighty stead and rode into the distance, leaving behind only a changed world and lots of people who love him like a Granddad.

Mad props to you Sir Alex, Mad Props indeed