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#1 the better twin

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:27

Wow. End of an era. I've never known a Manchester United without him. Emotional news.

Start the rumor mill to who will replace him.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:29

Hopefully Mourinho will be his replacement. He's the only one that could really come close to filling in the gap Fergie will leave behind.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:40

moyes is the papers favourite, mourinho tends to do 3 years stints, probably not what man utd are looking for

Alex Ferguson's Man Utd trophies

Premier League: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013. (13)

FA Cup: 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004 (5)

League Cup: 1992, 2006, 2009, 2010 (4)

Champions League: 1999, 2008 (2)

Cup Winners Cup: 1991 (1)

FIFA Club World Cup: 2008 (1)

UEFA Super Cup: 1992 (1)

Inter-Continental Cup: 1999 (1)

FA Charity/Community Shield: 1990 (shared), 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 (10)



38 trophies, not a bad career ;)


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:50

Shocking news. The way he has been talking for a while is that he will stay on for many years.
It is difficult to pick a replacement if the rumours are true and Mourinho is going back to Chelsea. I bet he'll really want to get out of that deal and go to Man Utd.
I think him or someone like Pep Guardiola would be a good choice. David Moyes is another, he just hasn't had a chance at a big club, so i don't know how he'd handle it.

This has to have been planned for a while now. One thing is for sure, every top manager in the world will want this job. Regardless of what contract they have at their current club.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:57

It's been speculated for years, and now he's finally done it. Credit where credit is due, he has done a fantastic job with United over the past 20 odd years. It leaves the door open for Mourinho or Moyes, as they're the ones who have been labelled in the press in recent years as a sucessor to Ferguson.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:59

He retires with a phonebook-long list of trophies and the everlasting satisfaction of a job well-done

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:04

Probably a scandal incoming and thought '****, i better get out'

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:06

Can't blame him, he's long gone past the point where he had anything left to prove. Massive boots to feel, will be interesting to see who is brave enough to try it

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 13:11

Greatest of all time (Y)

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 18:05

Who? Never heard of him.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 18:09

Probably a scandal incoming and thought '****, i better get out'


Well he has an upcoming surgery, so it likely has something to do with that.

Quite a sad day and I don't think anybody can fill his shoes. I just hope whoever they bring in is successful and they don't go to a Chelsea-type yearly manager sacking.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 20:49

According to the BBC, Moyes (Everton manager) is set to be named the new United manager.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 20:50

According to the BBC, Moyes (Everton manager) is set to be named the new United manager.


That's either going to be a good appointment or Utd are going to end up like every other club and changing manager yearly

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 21:11

That's either going to be a good appointment or Utd are going to end up like every other club and changing manager yearly

Yeah, and the problem with changing managers all the time means that the players won't built trust/respect for the manager because they know they won't be there for long.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 22:07

Yeah, and the problem with changing managers all the time means that the players won't built trust/respect for the manager because they know they won't be there for long.


I hope they don't and Moyes works out because he is a good manager just the lack of trophies and european experience is worrying