May 8 - Manchester United announces that manager Sir Alex Ferguson -- one of the world's most successful soccer bosses -- will retire at the end of the season. Simon Hanna reports.
This is how Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will always be remembered - as man who brought the glory days back to one of the biggest clubs in world soccer. The Premier League champions confirmed on Wednesday that the 71-year-old will step down at the end of the season, bringing to an end the most successful managerial career in British football. In 26 trophy-filled years, the Scot turned the fortunes of Manchester United around, winning 13 English league titles and five Football Association Cups. Ferguson also steered the club to two European Champions League triumphs. News of the retirement has sent shockwaves throughout the sport. And as the football world pays tribute to the unprecedented success of the Manchester United legend, speculation has already begun to mount as to who will face the daunting task of being his successor.