Would Sir Alex Ferguson have left Man United if things were not working out fine? By SK
The pressure is on Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal at the end of the season. Football pundits, fans and ex Arsenal players have all at one time or the other, put pressure on the Frenchman to vacate the coaching seat at the end of this season. Some have even advised him to take a cue from his old pal, Ferguson, who left Man United after more than 20 years at the saddle. But the question I wish to ask is, “would Ferguson have left Man United if things were not going on fine for them”?
Sir Alex Ferguson did great things at Manchester United; he won two UEFA Champions league trophy with them, several premier league trophies, not a few FA cup trophies and even some EFL trophies too! He was a fulfilled man when he left Man United. He had made and unmade many players while at Man United and he had the loyalty and respect of many football lovers around the world of football. He was greatly loved for his style of management and his achievements in the game of football. He left Man United on a high! Would he have left if he was not so successful? Would he have left when he did, if he had won a league title that season? Many questions, which only he can answer.
Wenger has recorded a few successes at Arsenal too; in fact his early days at Arsenal were used to winning one trophy or the other. He came and revolutionized Arsenal football club. He changed their pattern of playing while also winning trophies for them. However, things started falling apart for him after Arsenal left Highbury for Emirates. He was forced to work with a tight budget, while creating revenues to fund the acquirement of Emirates stadium. Would things have turned out differently if Arsenal remained at Highbury? Yes I think so. Highbury was a sort of fortress for us, we hardly lost games there and even won lots of trophies there. If we had remained at Highbury ’til this moment, I am of the opinion we would have lifted the UChampions League trophy. However, I won’t want to use that as an excuse.
Wenger is seriously holding on to the reins of affairs at Arsenal like his life depended on it. Well, maybe it does, but one thing I think is going on in his mind is that he has not won a lot for Arsenal in recent times and he will very much love to bow out on a high like his very good friend did. I don’t think that will be too much to give to him, will it? From all indications, it looks likely Wenger will remain an Arsenal coach for at least one more season! Friends, let us rally round him and support him to end his Arsenal career on a high! Who knows, we may even lift two trophies next season! Who believes?