The former Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson and the ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, on Wednesday, became the first coaches to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame, the highest honor by the Premier League. These two are the most deserving and inspirational coaches in the game.
Ferguson and Wenger are the two of the best managers to ever grace the game, they gave so much to their respective clubs and the game of football it was time for the Premier League to give them the respect they deserve.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of winning 13 titles with Manchester United is unlikely to be broken in the near future. He replaced Ron Atkinson as the United coach in 1986 and won his first trophy, a FA Cup, in 1990. He won the inaugural Premier League in 92/93 and it was the start of something special as in the next 21 years he won a total of 30 trophies at Old Trafford. Before joining United he had transformed a second-division team in St Mirren into first-division champions and won eight titles including two at the European stage at the Scottish club Aberdeen.
In his years as a United manager, Ferguson not only won a lot of titles but also created many legendary players like Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, and many more. He molded their careers and they will agree if you ask them today that they wouldn't have had their success without Sir Alex. He also won the Champions League twice in 1998-99 and 2008 and his teams of the time are one of the best of all time. He received the 'Manager of the Month' award 27 times and the 'World's best coach' award twice in his career.
Arsene Wenger served as the Arsenal manager for 22 long years and it's safe to say he is the best manager the club has ever had. He holds the record for most Premier League matches (828) ever overseen by a coach. He started his managerial career in France where he won the French Title with AS Monaco in 1987.
In 1996, he moved to Arsenal after a successful stint in the Japanese League. It didn't take long for him to make his mark in England as he won the domestic double of the FA cup and the Premier League in 1998. He repeated this in 2002 and in the process of winning these titles he nurtured legends like Ashley Cole, Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera, Dennis Bergkamp, and more.
Wenger’s biggest feat is when his Arsenal side went the whole season without losing a single game.’The Invincibles’ as they are called were absolutely flawless that season and this was never achieved in the last 100 years and will probably never be repeated. He has won a total of 17 titles in Arsenal, and a cumulative 21 titles, winning two each with Monaco and Nagoya Grampus.
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