Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography

Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography

by Alex Ferguson

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Overview

Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised.

The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager.

Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here.

MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848948631
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date: 10/24/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 725,153
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Born in Glasgow in 1941, Sir Alex Ferguson was playing football at an international level as a school boy. He began his professional playing career in 1958 with Queen's Park. Four times winner of Manager of the Year, he has been the manager of Manchester United for thirteen years during a time when they have become the most successful and richest club in the world. MANAGING MY LIFE was awarded the British Book Awards' Book of the Year in 1999.

Sir Alex Ferguson was born in 1941 in Govan, Scotland. A goal-scoring centre-forward, he was later transferred to Rangers for a Scottish record transfer fee. In 1974, he entered management with East Stirlingshire and St Mirren before joining Aberdeen, where consistent domestic success, followed by victory in the 1983 Cup Winners' Cup over Real Madrid, brought him wider attention.

Arriving at Manchester United in 1986, he went on to accumulate 38 trophies, including five FA Cups, 13 Premier Leagues and two Champions Leagues. He was knighted in 1999, following Manchester United's remarkable Treble campaign, and his overall haul of 49 trophies makes him the most successful British manager of all time.

Sir Alex announced his retirement in 2013, but he continues to serve United as a director and is a Fellow to the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

Preface 1

1 Reflections 3

2 Glasgow Roots 15

3 Retirement U-Turn 33

4 A Fresh Start 49

5 Beckham 63

6 Rio 75

7 Lean Times 87

8 Ronaldo 107

9 Keane 121

10 Outside Interests 137

11 Van Nistelrooy 153

12 Mourinho - The 'Special' Rival 163

13 Competing with Wenger 179

14 The Class of '92 191

15 Liverpool - A Great Tradition 203

16 A World of Talent 221

17 One Night in Moscow 243

18 Psychology 253

19 Barcelona (2009-11) - Small Is Beautiful 263

20 The Media 277

21 United's 19th Title 291

22 Man City - Champions 303

23 Family 319

24 Rooney 325

25 The Last Campaign 337

Career Record 351

Index 391

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