Fergie poised to end 27-year tenure as Man U manager 08 May 2013 UK Report by Primedia Broadcasting published on 2013-05-08T07:00:30Z Sir Alex Ferguson is poised to end his 27-year tenure as manager of Manchester United. Sportsmail understands the 71-year-old is preparing to bow out in front of the Old Trafford crowd on Sunday after United’s game against Swansea, when they will be presented with the Barclays Premier League trophy, the 13th of Ferguson’s illustrious career. The Irish government has passed legislation to officially pardon nearly 5,000 soldiers who fought for Britain during World War II. Ireland was neutral during WWII, and the men who left its armed forces without permission in order to fight for Britain were treated as deserters when they came home. This weekend four British tourists were charged a grand total of £54 for four ice creams while on an Italian holiday. Tourists may be used to paying over the odds for food and drink in the world's beauty spots, but even city officials in Rome agreed such a high price was "shameful".