On March 29, the Premier League inducted former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger into its Hall of Fame. This is the first time that managers have been included in this prestigious list. The two managers had a fierce rivalry during the 1990s, with a combined 16 English top-flight titles to their names. Ferguson led Manchester United to 13 Premier League titles during his 26-year reign, while Wenger won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups with Arsenal during his 22-year tenure. The Premier League Hall of Fame was launched in 2021 to honour players who have made an exceptional contribution to the league.
Sir Alex Ferguson is the most successful manager in Premier League history, having won 13 titles with Manchester United. He managed United for more than 26 years and won the inaugural Premier League title in 1992/93, which was the team’s first league success since 1967. Six players managed by Ferguson have already been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame, including David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Wayne Rooney, Peter Schmeichel, and Paul Scholes. Wenger, on the other hand, won the competition three times with Arsenal, including going unbeaten in the 2003/04 season.
Wenger’s arrival at Arsenal in 1996 marked him as one of the early foreign managers in the Premier League, and he stayed with the club until 2018. He introduced a new and innovative football philosophy, emphasizing on nutrition and sports science in English football. He was devoted to playing attractive and attacking football, winning the Premier League title in his first full season at Arsenal, in 1997/98.
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