Sir Matt Busby announces retirement.

Sir Matt Busby

Sir Matt Busby

Iconic Manchester United manager, Sir Matt Busby, announced he would step-down as the Lancashire club’s manager at the end of the current season, in 1969.

Busby was in charge of United during the Munich air crash, in which their playing squad was decimated as they returned from a European Cup tie against Red Star Belgrade in February 1958.

Former Manchester City player Busby would rebuild the side the following season, which saw the signing of one George Best.

Sir Matt won two FA Cups, five league titles and one European Cup during his time at United, between 1945-1969 & December 1970 – July 1971. He remains United’s second longest serving manager; his two stints totalled 24 years, one month and 14 days – only surpassed by Sir Alex Ferguson, serving over 26 years.


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