Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, probably two of the best football managers of all time, became the first to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The Premier League’s Hall of Fame is the highest honour a person can get. It is given to people who have made a big difference in the league.
Ferguson and Wenger make history by entering the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Ferguson is the most successful boss in the history of the Premier League. During his 27 years at Manchester United, he won 13 titles. Plus, he led the team for 21 years in the Premier League. Also, Arsene Wenger is the only manager in Premier League history to stay at Arsenal for 22 years. Richard Masters, the head of the Premier League, also said what he thought.
“I’m truly delighted to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. It’s an honour when you receive recognition like this,” Sir Alex said.
“However, it’s not just about me as a person. It’s about the job at Manchester United and our bond over many years, so I’m also proud of the club, the staff and my players.
“My job was to send the fans home happy. United’s history and my expectations were the things that drove me. So, I then had to try and develop all my players with the same expectations and ensure we could go out and achieve them.”
“I am very grateful to have been selected for the Premier League Hall of Fame,” Wenger said. “We always wanted to give something unique to the fans. So, when you have players capable of remarkable things, the most important thing for me is the obligation of perfection.
“I’d like to be known as someone who loved Arsenal, respected the club’s values and left it in a position where it can grow and become even more significant.
“To share this with Sir Alex is a great honour for me. It’s like two boxers. You fight like mad and go the distance together. At the end of the day, you have respect, and meeting with him will be a great opportunity. Also, share a good bottle of wine and memories of our old battles.”
“Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger both made a remarkable contribution to the history of football in this country,” he said.
“Thus, they brought unparalleled levels of success to Manchester United and Arsenal respectively. Also, raising standards and thrilling fans with a rivalry which resulted in an astonishing 16 title wins between them.”