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"Ferguson an inspiration to us all"

8 May 2013

City boss Steven Pressley heaps praise on retiring Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley has hailed Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson as "an inspiration to us all" following the news that the Scot is to call time on his 26-year reign at Old Trafford.

Ferguson announced on Wednesday morning that he would be retiring from his managerial career with the Red Devils which started in 1986 and has seen him become the most successful manager in British football history.

Pressley was given a glowing reference by his countryman before being handed the Sky Blues' manager's post in March and also welcomed Ferguson on a visit to Presley's former club Falkirk before being invited by Ferguson to Manchester United's Carrington training ground.

Pressley said Ferguson's methods of working and their resulting success were a shining example to others and that he is an inspiration to the next generation of Scottish managers.

"He's an inspiration to us all in terms of his desire about his job and the intensity in which he goes about it, he's never lost that," Pressley said.

"He's never satisfied even when he wins the league because the next time he wants his team to win it again with even more style. He never stands still and that's why he's been so successful.

"He's embraced new methods and changed with the game but he's still stayed true to the old school values, he's never lost his hunger and always looks to improve his team no matter what they achieve.

"He subscribes to the school of thought where you never believe that you've cracked it ."

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