WHO IS THE GREATEST FOOTBALL MANAGER OF ALL TIME?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates with the Premier League trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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This is the question that has been debated over years, the best football manager of all time? , to answer this question, there are several things we need to consider like;

what makes a manager the best?, what measures can we used for greatness?,the answer is the number of honours he has achieved, the number of trophies he won during his tenure, Undoubtedly it has to be Sir Alex Ferguson.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 12: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United with the FA Cup and Premiership Trophy at Victoria Station, Manchester on May 12, 1996 after completing The Double. (SportyLeagues)

 

WHO IS SIR ALEX FERGUSON?

Sir Alexander Chapman “Alex ” Ferguson , is a former Scottish football player, who managed Manchester United for 26 years{1986-2013}  . He was appointed as Manchester united coach in November 1986. Throughout his 26 years stay in Manchester United, he won 38 trophies, including 13 premier league titles,  2 UEFA champions league tittles and five FA cup. He is the longest serving Manager of all time in the history of football.

Some coaches are great yes, but there is no other coach in history as determined as Alex Ferguson, He had 6 solid years of rebuilding Manchester United and 21 years of winning trophies.

He retired as Manchester United manger at the end of 2012/2013 season, after securing the premier league that same year.

LIST OF TROPHIES AND HONOURS OF SIR FERGUSON

 

  • Premier League (13): 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13

 

  • FA Cup (5): 1989–90, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04

 

  • League Cup (4): 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10

 

  • FA Charity/Community Shield (10): 1990 (shared), 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

 

  • UEFA Champions League (2): 1998–99, 2007–08

 

  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1): 1990–91

 

  • UEFA Super Cup (1): 1991

 

  • Intercontinental Cup (1): 1999

 

FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008

 

Some Individual honours:

  • LMA Manager of the Decade (1): 1990s

 

  • LMA Manager of the Year (4): 1998–99, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2012–13

 

  • LMA Special Merit Award (2): 2009, 2011

 

  • Premier League Manager of the Season (11): 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13

 

  • UEFA Manager of the Year (1): 1998–99

 

  • UEFA Team of the Year (2): 2007, 2008

 

  • World Soccer Magazine Greatest Manager of All Time: 2013

 

  • FIFA Presidential Award: 2011

 

  • PFA Merit Award: 2007

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