Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have been inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame following thier historic contributions to the league, Sportivationng.com reports.
The duo became the first managers to be inducted in the Hall of Fame and the first inductees in 2023.
Ferguson won 13 Premier League titles with Manchester United between 1986 and 2013.
Wenger won three Premier League titles in 22 years including winning a special trophy in 2003-04 season when he led the Gunners to an unbeaten league season.
Ferguson managed 810 matches in the Premier League with 528 wins and accumulating 1,752 points.
He was named manager of the season 11 times and manager of the week 27 times.
Ferguson said: “I’m truly delighted to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. It’s an honour when you receive recognition like this.
“However, it’s not just about me as a person. It’s about the job at Manchester United and the bond we had over many years, so I’m also proud for the club, the staff and my players.
“My job was to send the fans home happy. United’s history and my own expectations were the things that drove me, and I then had to try and develop all my players with the same expectations and make sure we could go out and achieve them.
“I feel Arsene is a very worthy inductee as he transformed Arsenal Football Club fantastically.
They became a tough team to compete with and we both wanted to win, which motivated us further”.
Wenger managed 828 Premier League games, winning 476, recording 199 draws and 153 defeats.
He was named the manager of the season in 2003-04 season after leading the Gunners to unbeaten title-winning season. He also won the award in 1998 and 2002.
Wenger said: “I am very grateful to have been selected for the Premier League Hall of Fame. We always wanted to give something special to the fans and when you have players capable of remarkable things, the most important thing for me is the obligation of perfection.
“I’d like to be known as someone who loved Arsenal, who respected the values of the club and left it in a position where it can grow and become even bigger.
“To share this with Sir Alex is a great honour for me. It’s like two boxers, you fight like mad and go the distance together.
“At the end of the day, you have respect and it will be a great opportunity to meet with him, share a good bottle of wine and memories of our old battles.”
Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Dennis Bergkamp and David Beckham made up the initial group before Paul Scholes, Didier Drogba, Peter Schmeichel, Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Ian Wright have all been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame which was launched in 2021.