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Sir Alex Ferguson Reportedly Considering Announcing Retirement Soon

Tim KeeneyContributor IMay 7, 2013

With yet another Premier League title etched into his resume, Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly is considering retirement.

The news comes from Mark Ogden at The Telegraph:

Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United future was shrouded in doubt on Tuesday night with the Scot understood to be giving serious considering to ending his 26-year reign as manager.

Ogden continues, stating that "sources close to the players confirming that the squad's golf day had been overshadowed by suggestions that the Scot would be making an announcement ahead of Sunday's clash with Swansea at Old Trafford."

If this season was indeed the 71-year-old’s swan song, it would be difficult to even dream up a better finishing story.

Sure, his Manchester United squad came up short in the Champions League, but its dismantling of the EPL—85 points with two matches to play, 10 points clear of second-place and defending champion Manchester City—was a brilliant display and potentially fitting end for the legendary manager.

He would be leaving the Red Devils in tremendous position to continue the success he helped them achieve. 

After finding major success with Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier Division, Ferguson took a significant step forward to Manchester United in 1986.

He won his first EPL title in 1993 and 13 overall in 26-and-a-half seasons. He has additionally won five FA Cups, four League Cups, two Champions League titles and countless individual manager awards.

Nevertheless, it’s not exactly time to start up the eulogy quite yet.   

Currently, this is nothing more than a rumor—and not exactly one with a ton of legs. Manchester United, which is required to release important information due to stock exchange rules, has yet to give any official word.

Still, Ferguson has nothing left to accomplish and is beginning to get up there in age. This is an announcement that, even if it doesn't happen this year, is understandably on the horizon.

 

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