Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
The former Manchester United boss, who won a record 13 Premier League titles, and Wenger, who led Arsenal’s “Invincibles” to an unbeaten league-winning season, are the first two managers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame was launched in 2021 with eight inaugural inductees, including David Beckham and Thierry Henry, while eight more were added last year.
Ferguson, who managed Manchester United for 27 years, expressed his gratitude for the recognition, saying, “It’s an honour when you receive recognition like this… I’m also proud for the club, the staff, and my players.”
He added, “My job was to send the fans home happy. United’s history and my own expectations were the things that drove me.”
Wenger, who arrived as one of the Premier League’s first foreign managers in 1996, said, “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.”
He also expressed his pleasure in sharing the honour with Ferguson, saying, “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.”