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14/01/1969 Sir Matt Busby retires as manager of Manchester United

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The biggest success of his career came in 1968 when the team won the European Cup. He retired as manager at the end of the following season, having announced his intention to do so in 1969, but remained at the club as a director, handing over managerial duties to a trainer and former player Wilf McGuinness.