Updated: Mon, 13 May 2013 02:00:00 GMT | By Hugh Wilson
Sir Alex Ferguson and the men who retired on a high

Sir Alex Ferguson and the men who retired on a high



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As you might possibly have heard, Sir Alex Ferguson has retired. After 27 years at the helm, the Manchester United manager has decided to quit while he’s ahead.

And boy, is he ahead. Manchester United have long since knocked Liverpool off their domestic perch and Sir Alex announced his retirement just a couple of weeks after securing his 13th Premiership title.

So did he walk or was he pushed? He walked, and here are the stories of other great men - from all walks of life - who seized their moment and retired on a high.

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