Ferguson retires with ‘Manager of Year’ award
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson capped his final season in charge of the English Premier League champions by clinching the League Managers' Association Manager of the Year award for the fourth time.sports Updated: May 22, 2013 02:40 IST
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson capped his final season in charge of the English Premier League champions by clinching the League Managers' Association Manager of the Year award for the fourth time.
The 71-year-old Scot's unparallelled success in British soccer ended on Sunday with a remarkable 5-5 draw against West Bromwich Albion.
“In a way I am glad it is all over now because it has been hard work,” Ferguson told the BBC. “It has been overwhelming. The club has been fantastic and congratulations to West Brom with the way they handled yesterday (Sunday). I think (West Brom manager) Steve Clarke should get an award because anyone who scores five against United deserves it.”
The match against West Brom was Ferguson's 1500th in charge of the famed club.
He won 38 major trophies in more than 26 years at Old Trafford, capped by the team's 20th league title, a season after losing it to cross-town rivals Manchester City.Man United top table for EPL TV earnings
Champions Manchester United topped the table for English Premier League television income in 2012-13, raking in almost £61 million (Rs. 512 crore) in the final year of the current three-year contract, the League said on Tuesday.
Relegated Queens Park Rangers, owned by Malaysian airline boss Tony Fernandes, received almost £40 million (Rs. 336 crore), the lowest figure among the 20 clubs.
The differences in payments between clubs reflect where they finished in the league and also how many times their matches were screened live in Britain.
First Published: May 22, 2013 00:41 IST