Sir Alex Ferguson, former Manchester United manager, has reacted to the resignation of Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger.
Recall that Wenger announced, in a statement on Friday, that he would be leaving the Emirates club at the end of the current season, after 22 years with the club, ending a long tenure that got him three Premier League titles.
Reacting, Ferguson said he is “proud to have been a rival, colleague and friend” to Wenger.
ESPN quoted the former Scottish manager as saying, “I am really happy for Arsene Wenger.
“I have great respect for him and for the job he has done at Arsenal. It is great testament to his talent, professionalism and determination that he has been able to dedicate 22 years of his life to a job that he loves.
“In an era where football managers sometimes only last one or two seasons, it shows what an achievement it is to serve that length of time at a club the size of Arsenal.
“I am pleased that he has announced he is leaving at this stage of the season, as he can now have the send-off that he truly deserves.
“He is, without doubt, one of the greatest Premier League managers and I am proud to have been a rival, a colleague and a friend to such a great man.”