Just two weeks ago, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson announced that he would not be retiring at the end of the Premier League season. But apparently, he's had some time to mull that decision over—and he's changed his mind. According to a statement that he released earlier today, Ferguson will retire at the end of the current Premier League season.

"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 his statement. "It is the right time…It was important to me to leave an organization in the strongest possible shape and I believe I have done so."

He most certainly has. Ferguson, who took over at Man U back in 1986, has won 13 Premier League championships, two Champions League titles, and five FA Cups. So it'll be difficult for Man U to replace him. But they'll have to try to do it soon.

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[via ESPN FC]