Sir Alex Ferguson - The Legend is Retiring

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:31 PM by Shane Barrow
Sir Alex Ferguson - The Legend is Retiring

After over 26 success filled years at the helm of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson has decided it is time to call it quits.  He announced his plans to retire at season's end after Man U has raised the EPL title trophy.

Ferguson has been in charge at Old Trafford in 1986 during which he has won a whopping 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League championships, two Champions League titles and five FA Cups.  Since then, he has turned United into a European power and one of the world's wealthiest sports clubs.

"The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly," the 71 yr old Scotsman said in a statement Wednesday. "It is the right time."

There seems to be two early favorites to replace the legend and take on the high profile job that is Manchester United.  Everton's David Moyes and Real Madrid's want-away manager Jose Mourinho.  For me David Moyes is the better choice.  Moyes has been a mainstay at Everton getting great results from a limited budget.  He is a top flight coach.  Moyes will give United long-term stability which it is used to.

Not questioning Jose Mourinho's coaching ability at all.  There is a reason he is called "The Special One". But.  He is always on the move.  Always looking for the next best thing.  He tends to wear out his welcome fairly quickly.  I could not see him lasting more than three seasons at Old Trafford before a blowup occurs.

It will be fascinating to see how this all plays out and who will be the next man to take the reigns at the prestigious club.  I cannot imagine a more pressure-filled position following in the footsteps of such success.