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Sir Alex Ferguson to retire

Manchester United say Sir Alex Ferguson is to retire as manager after 26 years in charge. Everton boss David Moyes is widely expected to be his replacement.

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FA chairman: Ferguson is 'greatest of modern era'

FA chief David Bernstein said Ferguson's achievements were "truly remarkable". Credit: PA

FA chairman David Bernstein paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson's 27-year reign at Old Trafford.

He said: “Sir Alex Ferguson’s achievements are truly remarkable – he is genuinely one of the greatest managers of all time and certainly of the modern era.

“His contribution to English football has been outstanding in every regard and, in The FA’s 150th year, it is something that should be celebrated.

“On behalf of The FA I’d like to wish him a happy and healthy retirement.”

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