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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Ferguson: Mourinho is 'a really top manager'

Ferguson said Mourinho had "absolutely no weakness." Credit: ITV Football

In an interview with ITV Football earlier this season, Sir Alex Ferguson talked of his admiration for Madrid manager Jose Mourinho.

"I think a testimony to his work is that all of his players want to play for him and that's indicative of a really top manager," he said.

"I would never think a guy who hadn't played the game could be a top coach - but I think you've got to look at his personality.

"He's got a marvellous, strong personality and I think that bridges that gap.

"He's won two European trophies, he's won UEFA, he's won the leagues - he's done it all, so there's absolutely no weakness there," he added.

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