Posted on Tuesday, 6th November 2012 by Chudi
On the day that marks his 26th year in charge, Manchester United have announced the statue to celebrate Sir Alex Ferguson’s spell in charge of the club will be unveiled ahead of United’s game against QPR.
Taking over in 1986, Manchester United have enjoyed a sustained period of domination under Ferguson and the Scot is now the club’s longest standing manager. In his time at the helm United have won an eye watering 37 trophies, including 12 league titles to surpass rivals Liverpool as well as 2 European Cups.
Last year the north stand of Old Trafford was renamed after Sir Alex, and it was announced that a statue would be erected to honour the work the manager had done in his 25 years as manager of the club. A year later the statue is now ready and will be unveiled at 2pm on November 23rd.
Phillip Jackson, who was also commissioned to create the Sir Matt Busby and Trinity statues, sculpted the figure, and it will be placed in front of the entrance of the stand named after the manager.
As well as the statue, new art work as well as a number of installations will be placed along the concourses in the Sir Alex Ferguson stand to further celebrate the Scot’s work.