Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has welcomed the support recently shown to him by his former rival and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Wenger, who recently revealed that Arsenal’s weekend game in The Emirates FA Cup final against London rivals Chelsea could be his last with the Gunners acknowledges that they had big rivalries with the Scot.
Ferguson served 26 years at Old Trafford but the Frenchman admits that he does not expect to match his former rival by reaching 26 years at the Emirates Stadium.
"No, I don't think I will match him on that front," Wenger said.
"He did extremely well and what he did [with] 26 years is absolutely exceptional because you look at what happens in the game, usually average life expectancy of a manager is 18 months, so our total is quite unusual."
"It is welcome because he knows the difficulty of the job. He is maybe the greatest manager who has worked in England. We had a few big rivalries but time has ended all that and I think we have big respect."
"I have big respect for him and he as well respects what I have done in the game."