LEGENDS OF FOOTBALL Wenger lauded at awards event, Ferguson praises former bitter rival


Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was awarded as a “Legend of Football” on Monday evening to honour his more than two-decade spell as head coach at the North London club.

With reported links to a job at world soccer governing body FIFA, the Frenchman revealed little about his future plans, saying he saw a larger responsibility for the sport around the world.

Former friends and foes showered praise on Wenger, including long-time rival Alex Ferguson. He said he enjoyed competing against Arsenal during his spell at the helm of Manchester United.

Former strikers Thierry Henry and Ian Wright were among former players to honour their former coach, thanking him for their development and title wins.