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Premier League Praise for Sir Alex Ferguson

Wed 8th May 2013 | Football Club Management

The Premier League have praised Sir Alex Ferguson following his decision to retire as manager of Manchester United.

In a statement released today, Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said: “The Premier League has had the privilege to witness many great players, managers and teams. No one has made as great a contribution to the Premier League than Sir Alex Ferguson.

“His drive, ambition, skill, passion and vision have not only shaped Manchester United, but in many ways the game of football as we now know it.

“Sir Alex and his teams during the Premier League era have set the pace others have had to follow; 13 titles out of 21 seasons is a phenomenal achievement. What always stood out though was the reaction to missing out, personified in this season’s campaign.

“His ability to adapt as the game progressed, developing players from within Manchester United’s youth set-up and integrating them with some of the world’s finest talent created many formidable teams playing some wonderful football. 

“He is universally respected by his peers right across the world game and I am sure that even fans of rival clubs will appreciate how remarkable his many achievements have been.

“It was always unrealistic to expect Sir Alex to keep going forever, but he has built something substantial and lasting at Manchester United and his values will continue to resonate throughout the club for many years to come. That will be his permanent legacy to English football.

“Whatever the Premier League has become, Manchester United is its standard bearer and Sir Alex their talisman. Whatever the future holds, one thing is for certain, it will not be the same without him.”

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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