Sir Alex Ferguson
In early May, Ferguson announced that he would retire after the 2012-13 season. He ended a 27-year stint as Manchester United’s manager by winning the Premier League title for the 13th time. The 71-year-old will remain with the club as a director.
Ferguson’s retirement, shocked the soccer world and powered the managerial merry-go-round into action. Once it started to spin, it affected the soccer scene in England and beyond.