By Declan Taylor

Arsène Wenger has paid tribute to Vic Akers’ magnificent career as Arsenal Ladies manager.

Victory at Everton in their final game of the season secured the Ladies’ sixth consecutive Women’s Premier League trophy and wrapped up their domestic treble too.

Akers is moving upstairs to become ‘General Manager’ in the summer so winning on Merseyside was the perfect way to finish his 22-year rein. In total, the manager has scooped a staggering 32 major honours, including the Uefa Women’s Cup in 2007.

Speaking at a press conference last week, Wenger was keen to heap praise on the departing boss and hopes the Ladies can carry on his good work when he leaves.

“I would like to congratulate him on the tremendous job he has done with the Ladies” the Frenchman said.

“We are very happy about what he has done for years - it’s not easy. Unfortunately I think he wants to stop now but we wish the Ladies team to carry on like that.”

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19 May 2009