Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 5/19/13
One of world soccer’s most legendary managerial careers came to a close Sunday when Sir Alex Ferguson toed the touch line for the final time as Manchester United closed its 2012-13 season. Ferguson’s final match was an away draw with West Bromwich Albion 5-5. It came on a Survival Sunday where nearly everything has been decided, including the Red Devils clinching yet another Premiership title weeks ago. With 13 league championships, five FA Cup titles, four League Cup wins, and two Champions League crowns, how does Sir Alex’s career compare to American coaching icons such as Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry, John Wooden, Pat Summitt, or Bob Knight? For one, staying 26 years with one club speaks volumes. Yes, managing a team with one of the world’s largest war chests probably made things easier. But having a talented squad on paper comes with enormous expectations. Chelsea is one of Man U’s fellow heavyweights in the English Premier League, they are currently looking for their ninth manager in
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