Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger became the first coaches to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
The two have faced of fin a period of intense rivalry since the 1990s, winning 16 of England’s top league titles.
Ferguson, 81, is the most successful manager in Premier League history, leading Manchester United to 13 trophies, while Wenger won the competition three times with Arsenal, including going unbeaten last season. 2003/04 prize.
Ferguson, who has led United for over 26 years, won his first Premier League title in 1992/93 to take home the Reds’ first title since 1967. Hall of Fame – David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Wayne Rooney, Peter Schmeichel, and Paul Scholes. “Itis an honor to be recognized like this,” said Ferguson, who retired in 2013 after winning his 13th title.
“However, it’s not just about who I am. It’s about the job at Manchester United and the close relationship we’ve had over the years, so I’m proud of the club staff as well.
Wenger arrived at Arsenal in 1996 as one of the first foreign managers in the Premier League, staying at the club until 2018.
The Frenchman made one revolutionary football philosophy, emphasizing nutrition and sports science in England matches
He was committed to playing exciting attacking football, winning the 1997/Championship.98, his first full season with the club.
Wenger oversaw a shrewd transfer strategy, including the search for foreign talent –compatriots Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira were two of his key players. “It is a great honor to me to share this with Sir Alex,” said the 73-year-old, who is now FIFA’s head of football development.
“It’s like two boxers – you fight like crazy and go the long way together. You’re respected in the end and it’s going to be a great opportunity to meet him, and share a bottle. good wine and memories of our old battles
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says the two managers have brought “unprecedented levels of success” to their clubs.
Masters added: “Arsenal is an innovator ahead of his time… and the Invincibles season is not only one of the greatest achievements in English football but sport in general.”