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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The Phil Jackson/Red Auerbach of International Soccer is Retiring

Sir Alex Ferguson, mentor of Manchester United, is retiring after this season.

Many American fans haven't heard of him.  Perhaps they've heard of Man U, but then again, perhaps not.  To put it in perspective, as best as I can, think New York Yankees, and think a combination of Casey Stengel and Joe McCarthy in terms of results.  Then again, if you're younger than say 65, the names Stengel and McCarthy won't mean much to you, either. 

Man U is the premier international soccer team brand (with apologies to Barcelona, Real Madrid, and, yes, even my favorite, Arsenal).

Alex Ferguson is a huge part of that brand.

This is big news.

He will be a tough act to follow.

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