Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs chairperson Kaizer Motaung has heaped praise on
departing Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson following the
Scot's announcement that he will retire at the end of the season.
According to the Football411 website, the Soweto giants have shared a successful relationship with the
20-time English champions, having played each other on five separate
occasions, the first coming in 1993 while they most recently clashed in
the Vodacom Challenge final in 2008.
Amakhosi have also proved somewhat of a lucky charm for the Red
Devils, who have gone on to win the Premier League title on three
separate occasions after having visited the PSL giants.
Speaking to Chiefs' official website, Motaung said: "We would
like congratulate Sir Alex Ferguson for his success as the manager of
"When he vacates his post, Sir Alex will leave an indelible mark
in the rich history of Man U, especially having followed in the
footsteps of the legendary Scotsman Sir Matt Busby, who coached 'Man U'
between 1945 and 1969.
"In recent history of modern football Sir Alex remains the best manager if you look at his achievements.
"I am sure Man U will appoint a suitable candidate to succeed him
and obviously measures will be put in place to ensure a smooth
transition in that regard. We wish whoever will take over the best going
forward into the new Man U era."