Sir Alex Retires

Sir Alex Ferguson

In recognition of the career of Sir Alex Ferguson, George submitted the parliamentary motion below after Sir Alex announced his retirement. Sir Alex managed the Paisley Saints during the 70’s and won his first trophy with the Buddies.

George’s motion – That the Parliament celebrates the career of one of the greatest and most successful football managers ever to grace the game, Sir Alex Ferguson, who, at the age of 71, has decided to retire; notes that he started his management career in charge of East Stirlingshire, before taking charge of Paisley’s St Mirren where he won the Scottish First Division in 1977 with a record points total; notes that he then moved on to take charge at Aberdeen where he won the Scottish Premier League three times, the Scottish Cup four times and, memorably, the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983 by beating Real Madrid 2-1 in the final; acknowledges that, since moving to Manchester United in 1986, he continued to be successful, winning the first of his 13 Premier League titles in 1993 and winning his most recent this year, taking Manchester United’s total league wins to a record 20 times; commends Sir Alex for his many other trophy wins such as the Champions League in both 1999 and 2008, the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1991, his five FA Cup wins and four League Cup wins, while also noting his 60% win ratio over his 27 years at the helm in Manchester; considers that his career and achievements are unparalleled, and wishes him well in his new roles at the club and in his retirement from management.