Alex Ferguson: Former Man United boss named greatest manager of all time

Alex Ferguson: Former Man United boss named greatest manager of all time

- Sir Alex Ferguson has not managed any team since he retired in 2013

- The 78-year-old has been crowned the greatest manager of all time

- Ferguson beat the likes of Mourinho, Wenger, Guardiola and Paisley to the prestigious prize

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Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been voted the greatest manager of all time.

The 78-year-old tactician won 38 trophies while in charge of the Red Devils for over two and a half decades.

He won two Champions League and 13 Premier League titles among several other domestic and continental silverware during his reign at Old Trafford.

According to the poll conducted by Sport Bible, the Scot polled more votes than three other managers in the final votes to earn the greatest manager ever status.

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Ferguson contended with Bob Paisley and Brian Clough including former Barcelona handler Rinus Michels in the first round of voting and the ex-United boss came out tops 88.2% of the vote.

Below are some of the titles Sir Alex Ferguson won during his coaching time:

  • Champions League x2
  • Premier League x13
  • FA Cup x5
  • EFL Cup x4
  • Charity Shield x10
  • FIFA Club World Cup x1

The second round of voting included the likes of Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Arsene Wenger and Johan Cruyff, but the 'Special One' was chosen in this category in a close race.

Sir Alex Ferguson: Former Man United boss named greatest manager of all time

Sir Alex Ferguson after winning his 13th Premier League title for Manchester United in his final season at Old Trafford. Photo by Martin Rickett.
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In the final poll, over 46,000 people voted to name their greatest manager ever and it was the former Red Devils boss that carried the day with as much as 72.7 per cent.

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Bob Paisley finished with 12.1 per cent, while Mourinho and Guardiola got 8.1 per cent and 7.1 per cent respectively.

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Ferguson discovered the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and a few other superstars and made a fortune selling them to other clubs.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Jose Mourinho's future at Tottenham has been predicted as Oddschecker believes the Portuguese boss will be sacked this season.

The Special One's side was humbled to a 1-0 defeat by Everton courtesy of Dominic Calvert-Lewin's goal in the opening day fixture.

And Oddschecker have predicted that among the top six managers in the English topflight division, Mourinho will be the first on the list to be shown the door.

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