Arsene Wenger hailed by former Arsenal foe Sir Alex Ferguson as ‘one of the greatest’
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Arsene Wenger’s foe-turned-friend Sir Alex Ferguson has paid his own tribute to the departing Arsenal boss.
Speaking on a momentous day the former enemy’s praise is perhaps the poignant from the flood of tributes.
The United legend who once had a bitter rivalry with the Gunners boss when both teams were at the top of the English game has hailed Wenger as ‘one of the greatest Premier League managers’.
The 68-year-old Frenchman will leave at the end of the season after nearly 22 years at the club, a year before his contract was due to expire.
Sir Alex said: “I am pleased he has announced he is leaving at this stage of the season as he can now have the send-off that he truly deserves,” said Ferguson, who won 13 league titles in 26 years at Old Trafford, before retiring in 2013.
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“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.
“It is great testament to his talent, professionalism and determination that has been able to dedicate 22 years of his life to a job that he loves.”
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Former Manchester United boss Ferguson paid tribute to his “professionalism, talent and determination”.