With Tony Pulis leaving Stoke City by mutual consent today, and Alex Ferguson retiring from Manchester United the second longest serving Premier League manager is now Newcastle's Alan Pardew. Alan Pardew with Tony Pulis Arsenal's Arsene Wenger is now the longest serving and he's been in the Arsenal job since 1996, and the Frenchmen has [.
A piece of chewing gum reported to be the last chewed by Sir Alex Ferguson as a football manager is available to buy on eBay. The gum was reportedly retrieved by a fan at the Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon, placed in a wooden case and stuck on the internet auction site. The listing read: "Used [...]
Now that the Premier League season has come to a close, it's time for a retrospective look at events from the 2012-13 season. In my opinion, it hasn't been an exhilarating season by any means, with the title race a breeze for Manchester United.
But this season is something else: It will be the last time that Sir Alex Ferguson will be at the helm of Manchester United.
After over 134,000 minutes on the sidelines watching Manchester Utd play in 61 different cash-generating kits, Sir Alex Ferguson took to the dugout for the final time on Sunday at The Hawthorns.
Fergie was denied a victory in his 1,500th game in charge as a Romelu Lukaku hat-trick earned West Brom a bizarre 5-5 draw, but there was one clear winner on the day: the man who bought 700 souvenir programmes, spending £2,800 ($4,250) in the process.
Manchester United started today's game with the brilliant away end singing "Every single of one of us loves Alex Ferguson" on repeat. Fans in the away end came home saying it was the best away of the season, despite the players some how managing to bollocks up a 5-2 lead, with our fans in full voice all day.
Only 11 days have passed since Sir Alex Ferguson announced his decision to leave Manchester United at the end of the season. The events that have unfolded since, though, have generated the impression that the announcement was given a lifetime ago. We've had the confirmation that David Moyes will replace Fergie, we've had him and [.
What's next for Manchester United as the Red Devils try to predict a future without Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm? The managerial mastermind jumped with joy as Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic stepped aside and allowed the living legend to hoist the Barclays Premier League for United's record 20th time.
Newcastle are in early-stage discussions with Wayne Rooney's agent about a move from Manchester United, according to an article on the news section of Mike Ashley's business website. The Sports Direct website claims the Magpies are preparing a bid for the England international. The article read: "Newcastle United are preparing a shock bid for want-away [.
Reports in the French media suggest that David Moyes might have been Manchester United's second-choice new manager. Le Parisien reports that Sir Alex Ferguson personally called PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti to ask whether he would be interested in succeeding him at Old Trafford. Ancelotti is said to have politely declined, leading Fergie and United to [.
Manchester United marked Sir Alex Ferguson's 13th and final Premier League title with an open-top bus tour around the city today. Fergie addressed crowds gathered outside Old Trafford taking time to request fans attend tomorrow's under-21 clash with Liverpool before the bus set off on its trip to the city centre.
Stoke's squad bid farewell to Michael Owen by caking his car in flours and egg [Twitter] A group of Manchester United fans are trying to crowd-fund a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo by pledging to purchase replica shirts bearing his name [Bring Ronaldo Home] Arsene Wenger told his Arsenal staff months ago that this would be [.
Alex Ferguson's farewell speech at Old Trafford by footballdaily1 Sir Alex Ferguson said goodbye to Old Trafford with an emotional speech following Manchester United's win against Swansea in his final home game in charge. Fergie's unscripted talk was sandwiched between the match and United's title celebrations.
Sir Alex Ferguson used his last post-match interview at Old Trafford to set the cat amongst the pigeons with regard to Wayne Rooney's future. After yesterday's win over Swansea, Fergie confirmed that Wayne Rooney has asked to leave Manchester United, as we reported last week. The outgoing manager also confirmed the club's stance that the [.
1. Old Trafford gave a great goodbye to Sir Alex Ferguson. Prawn sandwiches were pushed aside to create some serious atmosphere. 2. Quitting works. Both Manchester United and Everton got good home wins to say goodbye to departing managers. 3. It was a bittersweet weekend for Wigan. They upset the odds to win the FA [.
Manchester United supporters and soccer fans worldwide are still dealing with the shock that Sir Alex Ferguson announced he's retiring from the game. Whether you love or hate him, every soccer fan has a memory of Ferguson from 27 years of triumph after triumph.
Watch this 3-minute video tribute featuring some golden memories of Ferguson.
Manchester United have a plan, and it's not about David Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sir Alex Ferguson officially retired from Manchester United on Wednesday. In truth, he's been planning his succession for a few years now.
From the renovated training center to the infusion of quality young players into the squad and the continuity of experience to guide through a changing era, United have slowly evolved into a club that has a system in place to help replicate the success of their greatest ever manager.
West Brom fans are receiving an unexpected windfall following Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to retire at the end of the season. The Baggies' final match of the season is at home to Manchester United, which means it is also Fergie's last game in the dugout. With United fans desperate to be there to see him [.
David Moyes announced as the new Manchester United manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have made the announcement that everyone has been waiting for. On the recommendation of Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United board has unanimously agreed to the appointment of David Moyes as the new manager at Old Trafford.
Manchester United announced today that David Moyes will be the next manager of the club, to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson after the end of this season. Moyes will officially start as the new boss on July 1 under a six-year contract.
Sir Alex Ferguson announced yesterday that he'll retire at the end of this season after 27 years at the club, and an incredible 49 trophies in his management career.
Everton have confirmed that manager David Moyes will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season. Moyes has told the club that he wants to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. A Toffees statement reads: "Everton can confirm that David Moyes will leave the club at the end of [.
Manchester United's striker shortlist to replace wantaway Wayne Rooney - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is reportedly eager to leave the newly crowned Premier League champions this summer, with the striker claimed to want a fresh start. Although the Red Devils are thought to want to keep the England international, a move abroad may well be on the cards.
Bookmakers Paddy Power never shy away from the chance to create a cheeky billboard and they certainly never miss an opportunity for some controversial PR. So, they've jumped on the news that Sir Alex Ferguson is retiring as Manchester United manager by suggesting that somewhere a Liverpool fan has just one wish left.
Wayne Rooney's final destination: Manchester United, Barcelona, PSG or Bayern? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are a club in transition after Sir Alex Ferguson's revelation that he will step down from his role as the club's manager after 26 years at the helm. With David Moyes seemingly the favourite to replace him, and Jose Mourinho in the running too, the new head coach's first job may well be to convince star striker Wayne Rooney that his future lies at Old Trafford.
Manchester United must avoid Liverpool-like decline - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Despite – or perhaps because of – their unparalleled success under Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United will require quick and decisive action to ensure their story is not one of crushing Liverpudlian decline.
Numerous reports have revealed that two weeks before Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement, Wayne Rooney made his second transfer request in three years. When Rooney said Manchester United didn't match his ambition and flirted with Man City in in 2010, he was faced with death threats and eventually got a pay bump and a couple more titles.
The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson last week and the subsequent extensive coverage reminded me just how far soccer has come here in the States. Since I began following soccer as a teenager some eight years ago, the sport wasn't anywhere near the consciousness of the typical sports fan. Other than myself, there were only a few kids who played FIFA or even knew who someone like Alex Ferguson was.
The noise you can hear is probably squeaky bum time approaching in the Premier League. With so few games to go, the life rafts are dwindling as three teams face a nervy few days in the battle to avoid relegation.
For Wigan it could be a case of say hello FA Cup, say goodbye Premier League. No side has ever won the cup and been relegated, giving the Latics the opportunity to be the worst kind of record holders.
Sir Alex Ferguson's final home match at Old Trafford played out in the most Alex Ferguson way possible. Starting with a unified guard of honor from the players and staff of both Man United and Swansea, a smiling Ferguson took his seat on the bench while the home fans all waved their plastic "Champions 2013" flags and Wayne Rooney watched in exile from the executive suite prison cell.
1. This wasn't a round of Premier League fixtures: it was the world's best attended leaving do. Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Paul Scholes, Jamie Carragher, Michael Owen, Steve Harper, Rafa Benitez and Mark Halsey were all saying goodbye. 2. Fergie won't be forgetting his final game in management for a while.
David James has revealed an interesting side of Sir Alex Ferguson's management that I hadn't previously been aware of. He claims that the manager has actively encouraged his players to isolate themselves from players at different clubs, to help the unity in the dressing room.
"I remember sitting with Phil Neville for a chinwag and, like a typical footballer, ranting about a team-mate of mine who I found annoying at the time," said James.
Antonio Valencia has sung the praises of Sir Alex Ferguson, who signed him from Wigan in 2009, and claimed United need to beat Swansea today to do him justice.
"I never thought this moment would arrive. It never seemed real to me that Sir Alex would actually leave," said Valencia. "It's going to be a very emotional day and the boss will merit every cheer from the fans.
As day always follows night, the inevitable retirement of an ageing Scotsman in his twilight years on this planet, was always going to occur sometime very soon. Of course, it feels no less of a shock. That sudden feeling of loss, your heart detaching itself from the arteries and veins, and passing its way up your throat and out of your mouth, unceremoniously falling at your feet on to the cold floor, in a ball of grief.
The news that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will step down at the end of the season sparked a mixed reaction yesterday on twitter, many names have been linked with the job but only one...
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Episode 46 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is here.
In this episode Bruce and Wes mourn the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, rave about the Dark Clouds on the cover of City pages, whimper over Minnesota United's first loss of the season, breakdown MLS-mania, and oh so much more.
After an ideal farewell in his last match at Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson spoke to the seeker of harsh truths himself, Geoff Shreeves. After warming Ferguson up with a couple of softballs, Shreeves asked him why Wayne Rooney watched the match from an executive suite. Ferguson responded by confirming reports that Rooney has asked for a transfer (again) and Shreeves seemed a bit stunned by the straight forward reply.
Perhaps anticipating a less than entertaining match, Manchester City published an FA Cup final bingo board on their official website to help keep viewers alert as they play Wigan. The club enlisted the proprietor of Football Cliches to put the board together (which has become something of an Internet cliche itself) and the result is a cross-section of the familiar moments and phrases that will inevitably play out.
In this week's episode of Friday Football Special, Barry chats to Sir Alex Ferguson after announcing he is to step down as Man United manager, plus we see the moment David Moyes gets that phone call. Agent Bond demonstrates the gift of the gab as he attempts to sell the qualities of the British footballer, Eric Cantona is back with more smooth philosophy, and we have a song about the dry cleaner's favourite, Paolo Di Canio.