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    Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

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    Re: Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

    Maybe the best/most successful manager ever in any sport? Hard to be much more successful than he was, anyone that follows will be a step backwards.



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    Re: Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

    Should make for a more interesting league race next year at least. Van Persie + Sir Alex = title. If Chelsea get Mourinho they are the favorites by a huge margin imo.


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    Re: Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

    13 Prem titles (including this seasons). Maybe I'm forgetting someone, but that's by far the most impressive run in professional sports I can think of. There have been a lot of greats but 26 years is incredible, especially in a sport where you routinely see coaches only get months to prove themselves.

    He's still a tool, just a tool that's really good at coaching soccer.


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    Re: Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman38 View Post
    13 Prem titles (including this seasons). Maybe I'm forgetting someone, but that's by far the most impressive run in professional sports I can think of. There have been a lot of greats but 26 years is incredible, especially in a sport where you routinely see coaches only get months to prove themselves.

    He's still a tool, just a tool that's really good at coaching soccer.
    I'd say Phil Jackson has a pretty solid argument.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewilderme View Post
    Should make for a more interesting league race next year at least. Van Persie + Sir Alex = title. If Chelsea get Mourinho they are the favorites by a huge margin imo.
    To a certain degree I don't even care who's in it as long as it is more comopetitive next season.


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    Re: Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I'd say Phil Jackson has a pretty solid argument.
    Yeah, he'd be in contention.



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    Re: Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I'd say Phil Jackson has a pretty solid argument.
    Good point 11 titles in 21 seasons is pretty impressive. I think Ferguson still has the edge if you count the total body of work. He's gotten a lot of trophies.


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    Re: Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

    He gets the favortism of the refs who add seven minutes of stoppage time in every home game and call a penalty every time he raises an eyebrow.



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    Re: Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

    Quote Originally Posted by TRZA View Post
    He gets the favortism of the refs who add seven minutes of stoppage time in every home game and call a penalty every time he raises an eyebrow.
    Whatever! Did you not see the red card Evra got in the CL game against Real this year? Sure Man U gets calls but guess what in every sport in every league favorites and home teams generally get better treatment, but over the long haul it all evens out.

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    Re: Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

    I wouldn't compare him with any other coaches from other sports, but what he's done is impressive. Building a youth system, operating within financial constraints when United was still a PLC, etc.



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    Re: Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    I wouldn't compare him with any other coaches from other sports, but what he's done is impressive. Building a youth system, operating within financial constraints when United was still a PLC, etc.
    debatable.....


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    Re: Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    debatable.....
    This is from Wikipedia:
    97 players from the Manchester United youth system have gone on to have careers in professional football, whether at Manchester United or at other clubs.

    Not all of them managed to be on the top level but if you see the players signed by SAF, the vast majority were signed at young age. Not sure how long you've followed football, but one of SAF's first initiatives was to build a youth system, hence bringing Brian Kidd back to Old Trafford.
    the closest team having the academy was Liverpool.



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    Re: Alex Ferguson to retire after 26 seasons with Man U

    Time to hand-off the reigns to the man who will win the next 13.


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