Manchester United’s all time most winningest coach, Sir Alex Ferguson will return to the Old Trafford touchline when Bayern Munich come to visit in May. Ok, maybe not for the actual team but hey, still pretty sweet. The Manchester United foundation will host the Bundesliga champions in honor of 20 years since the famous United treble that saw the club claim the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup title in a single season.
Ferguson will take charge of the ‘99 legends that took on Bayern Munich that night at Camp Nou, which ironically saw current caretaker coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer smash home the winner in the memorable match. The news of his return to the touchline comes as heart-warming to the fans after recent scares to the 77 year old’s recent health issues. Back in May, the legendary Scot underwent brain surgery and spent a good deal of time hospitalized in critical condition. Since making a return to full health, Ferguson has been seen attending recent matches and even giving advice to Solskjaer, whom he used to coach.
It may just be a charity match to honor a memorable event in the club’s history, but it will certainly be a blast from the past for fans who have not been overly pleased in the years since Ferguson’s retirement. Manchester United have struggled to find a steady replacement to the Scot, toying with the likes of David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and now possibly extending Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stay on a permanent basis.
In May, Ferguson has the chance to extend his success at the club even more but will always go down as one of the best managers in the history of football altogether. Winning 13 premier league titles, 5 FA Cups and 2 UEFA Champions League trophies, he may have already staked his name as the best manager ever, and United fans as well as football fans in general should be happy to see an absolute legend return to the dugout.
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