Man Utd & Arsenal legends Sir Alex Ferguson & Arsene Wenger receive Premier League award
The title-winning managers have been named in the Premier League Hall of Fame.
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Former Manchester United and Arsenal managers Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
The Premier League state the Hall of Fame ‘recognises and celebrates individuals who have an exceptional record of success and have made a significant contribution to the Premier League since its inception in 1992’.
Upon being added to exclusive list, Ferguson said: "I’m truly delighted to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. It’s an honour when you receive recognition like this.
"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 for the club, the staff and my players.
"My job was to send the fans home happy. United’s history and my own expectations were the things that drove me and I then had to try and develop all my players with the same expectations and make sure we could go out and achieve them.
"I feel Arsene is a very worthy inductee as he transformed Arsenal Football Club fantastically. They became a tough team to compete with and we both wanted to win, which motivated us further.
"Through the years since retirement, we’d go for dinner together in a little restaurant he knows well in Switzerland. He is a really interesting man and I enjoy his company, but it is still my job to pick the wine."
Ferguson took over United before the Premier League’s inception over 30 years ago, and guided the Red Devils to the first title after the top-flight’s transformation in 1992/93 - it was also the club’s first league triumph in 26 years. The Scotsman spent 21 years as a Premier League manager and claimed 13 titles.
Ferguson joins former United stars David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Wayne Rooney, Peter Schmeichel and Paul Scholes in the Premier League Hall of Fame, six of the 16 ex-players who have been inducted.