Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to leave Manchester United is, understandably, making the headlines in Italy.
The manager has this morning confirmed that he will bring his 26-year reign at the club to an end this summer.
“The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly,” he said in a statement. “It is the right time.
“It was important to me to leave an organisation in the strongest possible shape and I believe I have done so.”
Ferguson, 71, who has led United to the Premiership title on 13 occasions, will now become a club ambassador and director.
The Gazzetta dello Sport website wrote: “Ferguson-United, the end of a reign. Now it is official, he will leave at the end of the season.”
The Corriere dello Sport headlined: “United, Ferguson retires!”
While Tuttosport led with “Sir FinalAlex”.
United have yet to name a successor, but former Inter boss Jose Mourinho, currently at Real Madrid, and Juventus’ Antonio Conte are already being linked.