NO, Fergie, PLEASE don’t leave!… Heyy, Dave…

10 May

 fergiestatueMy day began on a sad note. After 26 years of coaching English futbol giants Manchester United, 71-year-old-gum-chewing-master Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement. Fergie had spread a similar rumor back in the 2001-2002 season, which backfired, and he vowed to never do it again. Rumor spreader. This time, though, it is true.  I almost cried.

“The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly,” Fergie stated. “It is the right time. It was important to me to leave an organization in the strongest possible shape and I believe I have done so.”

That he did.  Although they were knocked out of the Champions League in the quarterfinals, Manchester United became holders of the Premier League title this season. What a dramatic exit from Old Trafford.

Fergie began his career with the Red Devils in November 1986, when he replaced Ron Atkinson as head coach.  After five years of no silverware, Manchester United finally began a never ending streak of European futbol shine.

5-8-13-Sir-Alex-Ferguson_full_600Manchester United, under Sir Alex Ferguson, secured thirteen Premier League titles, two Champions League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups, and a myriad of other honors for a grand total of thirty-eight trophies. Most motably, in 1998, Fergie won “The Treble,” which refers to all the major UEFA championships. In addition, Fergie became the first manager to win three consecutive English League titles in 2000.  That’s how Ferguson has won 893 times in 1,497 games in charge of United to date — a 59.65 winning percentage. Oh.my.goodness.

Fergie’s last game in charge of United will be his 1,500th and it will be played on May 19th  in West Bromwich.  You best believe I will wake up a the butt crack of dawn to watch it.  I have a box of tissues especially set aside for that morning.  Fergie is the only ManU coach I have ever known, as he has been with the Red Devils longer than I have lived.  His success as a futbol coach is incomparable, and he will undoubtedly become a legacy in the wonderful world of Futbol.  The Stilettos of Futbol will definitely miss Fergie and his gum chewing.

Alright, I think you’ve had enough of my sentimentalism.  Fergie’s not completely gone anyway. He will continue be director and ambassador for United. I mean, he couldn’t be that mean and just wholly abandon us. I always knew Fergie had a great heart.  So, let’s no cry too much.

INSTEAD….

Let us welcome the new boss, a certain gentleman by the name of David Moyes!!!!

Soccer - David Moyes File PhotoFergie himself hand-picked 50-year-old David Moyes to succeed him as the next Red Devils coach.  This Sunday, Moyes breaks up with  the Everton Toffees after an eleven-year relationship and gets with Manchester United next season until 2019. It looks like he will be welcome at Old Trafford, as veteran defender Rio Ferdinand is delighted with the new coach and expressed his approval.

“I think Moyes will be open and sympathetic to the traditions of the club and he’ll try to continue that and not come in and make changes in terms of the whole characteristics of the club. I’m sure he is the right man to take us forward,” Rio stated.

His bros Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic agree with him.

This seems like a happy ending to a love story.  Awwww. However, this is certainly not the case in a certain club named Real Madrid.  There is all kind of smack talkin’, jealousy, rumors,  inminent breakups, and much more dirty drama. All that is to be discussed! In the meantime, I will devour the chicken and veggies that I brought for lunch and go on a midday run.

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