Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Becoming Sir Alex Ferguson is a lifetime's work....
This article of mine appears in the Sunday Express.
THERE have been quite a few theories put forward to explain the extraordinary success of Sir Alex Ferguson, the legendary manager of Manchester United who finally announced his retirement last week.
One point which has generally been overlooked is that Fergie, now 71, already had 12 years of football management under his belt before he was crowned Old Trafford supremo in 1986.
His road to greatness began at lowly Scottish club East Stirlingshire in 1974. He then managed St Mirren and Aberdeen, and even had a spell managing Scotland before Man United called.
Ferguson's career reminds us that 30 years ago you didn't get the top jobs unless you had served a long apprenticeship… and it wasn't just football managers that this applied to.
You can read the whole piece here.