Wed 29 March 2023 | 10:25

Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame

Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger become the first managers to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

Premier League

announced on Wednesday that Legendary managers Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

During his 21 Premier League seasons as

Manchester United

manager, Ferguson managed to win a record 13 titles. Ferguson’s Premier League record stands at 528 wins from 810 matches. The most successful manager in Premier League history, managed to win the title for three seasons in a row on two separate occasions. He also won the manager of the season award 11 times.

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!”

Arsene Wenger won the Premier League three times in 22 seasons in charge of


. Wenger has managed a record 828 Premier League matches, including 476 wins and 199 draws. Wenger’s team won the title in 2004 unbeaten, and he also won the manager of the season award in 1998, 2002, and 2004.

Wenger said:

"I am very grateful to have been selected for the Premier League Hall of Fame. We always wanted to give something special to the fans and when you have players capable of remarkable things, the most important thing for me is the obligation of perfection.

"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.

"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."



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