Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he has been overwhelmed by the reaction to his recent retirement.
Ferguson’s twenty six years in charge of the club will end on Sunday when the Premiership champions face West Brom away. However, it was the reaction to his final home game at Old Trafford that really hit the Scottish born manager:
“It’s been an amazing last week. I have been overwhelmed. Sunday was unbelievable and, as for the parade on Monday, I thought ’99 could not be beaten. But, this time, seeing all the people on the scaffolding was incredible,” Ferguson told reporters.
“I think it was better than ’99.
“The memories are all there in 26 years at United. The whole thing. The day I came here was a privilege. The day I leave, I feel honoured.”
Although Ferguson will now move upstairs at Old Trafford, he will still be kept busy at United.
“I haven’t thought about what life will be like. I’m driven to take on other challenges right away,” he added.
“I’ve got the LMA meeting on Monday and then I’m going to Newmarket for two days on Tuesday and Wednesday. I’ll go on holiday on 4 June and the Derby’s before that on 1 June. I’ll have my holidays for a month and then the operation and then the season will start. I’ll be alright.”