Managing My Life: My Autobiography
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Alex Ferguson is an unusually intelligent man with a compelling life story. He runs the Manchester United Football players with a rod of iron, but is universally respected for his managerial style and for the way he cares for the welfare of his players. Here he talks about his tough upbringing in Govan, his strong political convictions, his own playing days and then the shift to management which has resulted in his becoming a legend in his lifetime. He also talks of his constant battle to relieve the pressure suffered by his young players as they become showbiz personalities. Manchester United have a massive network of fans throughout the world - this book is sure to be in great demand.
What made the circumstances unusual for me was that, after Jock Stein舗s death, I had agreed to take on the management of the Scotland team through to the World Cup finals (another episode covered elsewhere) and combining the two jobs proved more difficult than I had anticipated. Completing qualification for the Mexico finals involved going out to Melbourne and securing a result against Australia and that kind of absence on international duty deepened my doubts about my choice of Willie Garner to
had to appear at Croydon Crown Court to face criminal charges and another media frenzy. Ned Kelly, Manchester United舗s security officer, had his work cut out shielding Eric from the baying pack but coped very well. The court handed down a two-week jail sentence but, on appeal, that was replaced by 120 hours of community service. Cantona gave proof of his determination and strength of character in his handling of his prolonged ordeal. Doing the community service put him under far more strain than
match and he might have been replaced long before he gave way to Nicola Ventola with an hour played. Our players maintained their composure admirably, refusing to be distracted by the tidal wave of hostile noise or the oranges and coins tossed on to the field. The French referee, Gilles VeissiȲre, was equally unintȷmidated. In fact, it must be said that his bravery extended to turning down legitimate Inter claims for a penalty when Schmeichel threw his body in front of Zamorano. There were other
where Bobby Brown lived. By the time I had put my money in and dialled, my stomach was churning. 舖Stanley 267.舗 舖Boss,舗 and I put on the big gravel voice, 舖it舗s Alex.舗 舖Oh, it舗s you. How dare you get someone to phone me up on a Friday and tell me you are not well, and I know it wasn舗t your mother. I have five first-team players down with real flu, so you make sure you report at the Buchanan Hotel at twelve o舗clock tomorrow or you are in deep trouble.舗 End of conversation. As I walked back to
8oz. After Cathy came out of hospital with our son, we discussed names and I insisted the choice must be Alex. 舖None of this Wee Alex and Big Alex 舑 not on your life,舗 Cathy declared. 舖Look,舗 I said, 舖the firstborn in the Ferguson family is called Alex.舗 My wife was taken aback by that pronouncement and when my parents came to see their grandson she tackled Dad. 舖Mr Ferguson, what was your father舗s name?舗 舖John,舗 Dad replied. So we called the boy Mark. It舗s not hard to see who舗s the boss in