Well, it’s been a roller coaster ride full of important moments. And while he’s had his detractors, the facts seem to speak for themselves: 38 trophies in 26 years, including 13 league titles, 2 Champions Leagues and 5 FA Cups.
As the tributes come pouring in for the most successful manager in English football, and pundits tussle between the candidates to replace him, spare a thought for the man himself as he embarks on his new life.
Abrupt retirement can be a jolt for the best of us, but while most of us are left trying to remember not to put on the suit and tie every morning and getting used to extensive time spent pottering around in the garden, what will Sir Alex be doing once he’s no longer at the helm of Man Utd?
First on the list will be a much needed holiday after the final match of the season (his 1,500th in charge). It’s unlikely to be his last trip of the year, however. His new role as a director and ambassador of the club will see him keeping himself busy with trips abroad, following the team’s expected continued success. Added to that, Sir Alex is a keen golfer with the means to enjoy the world’s top courses.
Naturally, we’ll have to factor in his forthcoming hip surgery, which will see him restricted to light gardening over the summer months. But once recovered, we can expect Sir Alex to be off on his travels with the club and with his clubs.
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