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Recently retired Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is ready to take up a new role with European football's governing body as a coaching ambassador, as Uefa president Michel Platini confirmed on Friday.

The 72-year-old Scottish manager had a record-breaking 26-and-a-half-year tenure at Old Trafford before retiring at the end of last season after winning his 13th league title with the club.

Ferguson won over 30 trophies during the time when he was in charge of the Manchester United. He is the most successful football manager in the British football history.

UEFA deemed it necessary to bring in a man - who is generally considered to be of the best coaches in British footballing history.

Platini said in UEFA's Champions League season review: "Sir Alex Ferguson has left an indelible imprint on the UEFA Champions League.

"It is strange to think that a coach who has featured so prominently across the European football landscape over three decades will not be seen issuing his instructions on the touchline.

"But we hope he will continue to play a role with us, helping shape the direction of the sport and safeguarding its future."

Now, the Scottish man has been officially announced as a coaching ambassador by UEFA president.

"Sir Alex will be chairman of the forum of elite coaches that meet every year. He will also be a member of the technical study group of the Champions League and the European Championship," Platini said at an executive committee meeting in Nyon, Switzerland.

Fergie also expressed his delight on assuming this prestigious but demanding position.

"It is an honour and a privilege to accept this role as ambassador for Uefa," the United legend said.

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