Former Manchester United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson and ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger have been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. 81-year Ferguson is the most successful manager in the English Premier League history with a record 13 titles.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger Listed in Hall of Fame
Arsene Wenger won three league titles during his 22-year in charge of Arsenal. The Frenchman led Arsenal’s “Invincibles” to an unbeaten league-winning season in 2003-04. Sir Alex Ferguson and Wenger are the first two managers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame launched in 2021 with the likes of David Beckham, Dennis Bergkamp, Eric Cantona, Thierry Henry, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Alan Shearer as the inaugural inductees.
Last year, Argentine star Sergio Aguero, Ivorian Didier Drogba, Belgium former skipper Vincent Kompany, ex-England Wayne Rooney, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes, Patrick Vieira and Ian Wright were added.
Sir Alex Ferguson, who managed Manchester United from 1986 until 2013, won three league titles in a row on two separate occasions. Speaking on the inclusion Ferguson said: “It’s an honour when you receive recognition like this,” he also said. “However, it’s not just about me as a person.
“It’s about the job at Manchester United and the bond we had over many years, so I’m also proud of the club, the staff and my players.” “My job was to send the fans home happy. United’s history and my expectations were the things that drove me.”
Wenger, 73, arrived as one of the Premier League’s first foreign managers in 1996 and won the league in his first full season at Arsenal. “I’d like to be known as someone who loved Arsenal, who respected the values of the club and left it in a position where it can grow and become even bigger,” Wenger said.
He also said: ”To share this with Sir Alex is a great honour for me. It’s like two boxers, you fight like mad and go the distance together.” “At the end of the day, you have respect and it will be a great opportunity to meet with him, share a good bottle of wine and memories of our old battles.”