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Alex Ferguson

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Alex Ferguson

Scottish football manager and former player who has managed Manchester United since 1986 add

Category: Football

Born in 1941.

Countries: United Kingdom (62%), Ireland (4%), Scotland (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Manchester United F.C., Brian Kidd, Jock Stein

Linked to: Manchester United F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Rangers F.C., Scotland national football team

 

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Alex Ferguson was born in 1941 add something


1954

Although Aberdeen were one of Scotland's major clubs they had won the league only once, in 1955 under Dave Halliday add something


1974

Ferguson responded by requesting a transfer and moved to Ayr United, where he finished his playing career in 1974 add something

 

In June 1974, Ferguson was appointed manager of East Stirlingshire, at the comparatively young age of 32 add something

 

Billy Bingham - This latter makes him one of just 34 individuals so honoured since the award was inaugurated in 1974, putting him in the company of such managerial luminaries as Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Brian Clough, Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Robson, as well as playing greats like Pelé, Sir Stanley Matthews, Sir Tom Finney, Sir Bobby Charlton and fellow Northern Ireland International George Best


1978

Ferguson joined Aberdeen as manager in June 1978, replacing Billy McNeill who had only managed the club for one season before he was offered the chance to manage Celtic add something

 

Gordon Strachan - McNeill left the Pittodrie Stadium for Celtic in summer 1978, and Alex Ferguson was appointed as the new manager

 

Jimmy Bone - In January 1978 Bone became one of Alex Ferguson's last signings as St Mirren manager, moving to the Paisley club for £25,000


1980

Brian Grant (footballer) - Grant began his career in the early 1980s with Stirling Albion before joining Alex Ferguson's Aberdeen in 1984, going on to win the Scottish Premier Division in his first season at Pittodrie

 

Dupnitsa - Sir Alex Ferguson made his debut as a coach with Aberdeen F.C. here in 1980, where Aberdeen lost to Marek by the score of 3:2

 

Pini Zahavi - Zahavi was a friend of the Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, whom he had first got to know in the late 1980s, and by the time of the Ferdinand transfer he was responsible for brokering almost every major Manchester United deal, including the sale of Jaap Stam to Lazio for £16,5 million and the purchase of Juan Sebastián Verón from the same club for £28,1 million in 2001


1982

In February 1982, Wolverhampton Wanderers had approached him about succeeding John Barnwell as manager as they were heading for relegation from the First Division add something


1983

Ferguson had been approached for the Rangers job in October 1983, but rejected this offer add something

 

Jim Bett - Bett left Rangers in 1983 for a second spell with Lokeren before returning to his native land in 1985, joining Alex Ferguson's Aberdeen in 1985 for £300,000


1984

At the end of the 1984-85 season, it was reported that Ferguson was being considered for the Liverpool manager's job after the retirement of Joe Fagan was announced, but the job was quickly accepted by Liverpool striker Kenny Dalglish add something


1985

Colin Gibson (footballer) - He was transferred to Manchester United in 1985, and remained there for five years, though by the time of their FA Cup victory in 1990 he was rarely involved in first team games due to manager Alex Ferguson's decision to field Lee Martin as left back

 

Mo Johnston - He had been expected to make the squad for Mexico 86 but was dropped by Alex Ferguson after a late night incident during Scotland's preparations for their play-off against Australia in November 1985, in which Johnston had disturbed a member of the coaching staff in his hotel room

 

Gordon Strachan - However shortly after the draw with Wales at Ninian Park on 10 September 1985, Jock Stein died of a heart attack, and his assistant Alex Ferguson took charge for the !World_Cup (FIFA_World_Cup) campaign

 

Jim McLean - There had been no permanent manager since the sudden death of Jock Stein at a World Cup qualifying game on 10 September 1985, as Stein's assistant Alex Ferguson had taken interim charge and decided against taking the job on a permanent basis after the World Cup. However, the job went to Andy Roxburgh instead


1986

Ferguson appointed Archie Knox, his assistant at Aberdeen, as his assistant at Manchester United in 1986 add something

 

Ferguson had been appointed to the club's board of directors early in 1986, but that April he told Dick Donald, their chairman, that he intended to leave that summer add something

 

However, after Scotland failed to progress past the group stages of the World Cup, Ferguson stepped down as national team manager on 15 June 1986 add something

 

After a brief stint as manager of the Scotland national team following the death of Jock Stein, he was appointed manager of Manchester United in November 1986 add something

 

Although Ferguson remained at Aberdeen over the summer, he did eventually join Manchester United when Atkinson was sacked in November 1986 add something

 

Ferguson was appointed manager at Old Trafford on 6 November 1986 add something

 

Ian Porterfield - He replaced Alex Ferguson as manager of Aberdeen in 1986

 

Frank McAvennie - He was subsequently called up to the Scotland national team for the 1986 World Cup, under interim national coach Alex Ferguson following the death of Jock Stein on 10 September 1985

 

Frank McAvennie - He was subsequently called up to the Scotland national team for the 1986 World Cup, under interim national coach Alex Ferguson following the death of Jock Stein on 10 September 1985

 

Kerry Dixon - In 1986, Dixon was frequently linked with a transfer to Manchester United, whose manager Ron Atkinson had long been monitoring its form, but Atkinson was sacked in November of that year and new manager Alex Ferguson did not follow up interest in Dixon, who would ultimately remain at Stamford Bridge for nearly six more years

 

Martin Edwards - The appointment of Alex Ferguson as manager in 1986 was indeed the turning point in United's history after two decades of relative mediocrity, but it took time for things to improve

 

Ryan Giggs - Wood spoke personally to Alex Ferguson who sent a scout, and Giggs was eventually offered a trial over the 1986 Christmas period

 

Billy Bremner - In June 1986, interim Scotland manager Alex Ferguson rejected the offer to manage the national side on a permanent basis and Bremner's name was linked with the job, but it went to long-serving coaching staff member Andy Roxburgh instead

 

Mark Hughes - By the time of his departure from Manchester United, he was the last player at the club to have been there before the appointment of Alex Ferguson as manager in November 1986

 

Ian Porterfield - In November 1986, he was appointed as manager of Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier Division following the departure of Alex Ferguson to Manchester United

 

Bryan Robson - Robson remained in favour with his employers after Ron Atkinson was sacked as United manager in November 1986 and replaced by Alex Ferguson

 

Peter Davenport - Davenport scored his seventh goal of the season on 4 November 1986, but it came as United were thrashed 4-1 by Southampton in the fourth round replay of the League Cup. Ron Atkinson was sacked and replaced by Alex Ferguson

 

John Aldridge - He scored one of the two Oxford goals that defeated Manchester United in Alex Ferguson's first game as manager on 8 November 1986


1987

Terry Gibson - His successor Alex Ferguson did not appear to want to keep Gibson at United, and with the arrival of Brian McClair in the 1987 close season Gibson was on his way out of Old Trafford after just 18 months

 

Kevin Drinkell - In 1987, Drinkell rejected the chance of a move to Manchester United, just after the appointment of Alex Ferguson as their manager

 

Andy Jones (footballer) - In September 1987, First Division Charlton Athletic broke Vale's transfer record when manager Lennie Lawrence paid £350,000 for Jones's services, after Alex Ferguson had unsuccessfully tried to sign him for Manchester United


1988

Kevin Moran (footballer) - After 10 years with United, Moran left Old Trafford as a 32-year-old in the summer of 1988, having played his final 18 months at the club under the management of Alex Ferguson

 

Brian Kidd - Kidd became involved in coaching young players before being brought back to Manchester United as a youth team coach by Alex Ferguson in 1988

 

Mark Hughes - In May 1988, Hughes returned to Manchester United, now managed by Alex Ferguson, for a club record of £1,8 million

 

Ralph Milne - This was enough to convince Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson that he was still worth a contract with a top flight club, and in November 1988 he moved to Old Trafford in a £150,000 deal


1989

As they were third in the league and had not reached a cup final, it was the first time since 1989 that they had finished a season without being winners or runners-up of a major competition add something


1990

Mark Robins - Robins played a very important part in winning the FA Cup for Manchester United in 1990, which was the first trophy of manager Alex Ferguson's reign at the club, scoring the winning goal in the semi-final replay against Oldham Athletic


1991

During the 1991 close season, Ferguson's assistant Archie Knox departed to Glasgow Rangers to become assistant to Walter Smith, and Ferguson promoted youth team coach Brian Kidd to the role of assistant manager in Knox's place add something

 

Brian Kidd - Kidd was assistant to Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson from 1991 to 1998

 

Mark McGhee - McGhee's management career began as player-manager at third tier Reading in 1991, succeeding Ian Porterfield, after being recommended for the post by his ex-manager Alex Ferguson

 

Mick Harford - United manager Alex Ferguson has since said that he regrets not signing Harford, as he feels that it would have made a positive difference to their form in the 1991-92 season, when a shortage of goals in the second half of the league campaign cost them the title

 

Jimmy Ryan (footballer born 1945) - In June 1991, he appointed by Alex Ferguson as the manager of Manchester United's reserve team, a position he held for 10 years


1992

During the 1992 close season, Ferguson went on the hunt for a new striker add something

 

Bryan Robson - He missed their League Cup final victory over Nottingham Forest through injury and his first-team chances were starting to look increasingly numbered as he faced competition from other players within the United squad and the press reported that Alex Ferguson was hoping to sign a new, younger midfielder, although no such addition took place in 1992

 

Premier League - Only one manager, Alex Ferguson, has remained in his position since the formation of the Premier League in 1992

 

Dion Dublin - Having seen Dublin in a cup tie, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson signed him for £1,5 million on 7 August 1992, fighting off competition from Chelsea and Everton


1994

Cantona was top scorer with 25 goals in all competitions despite being sent off twice in the space of five days in March 1994 add something


1995

Cantona's return from suspension was a boost, but they found themselves 10 points behind Newcastle United by Christmas 1995 add something

 

Ferguson was heavily criticised in the summer of 1995 when three of United's star players were allowed to leave and replacements were not bought add something

 

Neil Mustoe - He won the FA Youth Cup in 1995 while at Old Trafford, and became a professional soon afterwards, but Alex Ferguson never selected him for a first-team game and he joined Wigan Athletic in December 1997, later turning out for Cambridge United for four seasons, but was released in summer 2002 as part of cost-cutting measures following the ITV Digital collapse

 

Nicky Butt - With the departure of Paul Ince to Internazionale in the 1995 close season, manager Alex Ferguson chose to draft in Butt as Ince's successor in midfield alongside Roy Keane

 

Keith Gillespie - On 20 August 1995, the News of the World carried reports that Gillespie was subject of an approach from Alex Ferguson to return to Manchester United to fill the gap on the right wing left by the recent departure of Andrei Kanchelskis, but the return to Old Trafford never happened and United instead turned to up-and-coming youngester David Beckham to occupy that position


1996

Laurent Blanc - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson had attempted to lure Blanc several times since 1996 and finally succeeded in 2001

 

Bryan Gunn - The club awarded Gunn a testimonial match in 1996, and Alex Ferguson brought Manchester United to Carrow Road


1997

Gianfranco Zola - In February 1997, after spiriting the ball around Manchester United's defence in the penalty area before slotting the ball past goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, he was described by United manager Alex Ferguson as a "clever little so-and-so


1998

In 1998, Ferguson was named in a list of the biggest private financial donors to the Labour Party add something

 

The summer of 1998 saw striker Dwight Yorke, Dutch defender Jaap Stam and the Swedish winger Jesper Blomqvist join Manchester United for a combined total of nearly £30 million add something

 

In December 1998, Ferguson's assistant manager, Brian Kidd accepted an offer to manage Blackburn Rovers, and he recruited Steve McClaren from Derby County as his successor add something

 

Pascal Olmeta - He played in the Munich testimonial in 1998 and Sir Alex Ferguson's testimonial in 1999

 

John Hartson - In the 1998 close season, Manchester United chairman Martin Edwards and assistant manager Brian Kidd expressed their desire for Hartson to sign for Manchester United to manager Alex Ferguson


1999

He was knighted in 1999 for his services to the game and holds the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen add something

 

According to a Billy Adams "Sunday Herald" article on 30 May 1999, the official version is that Ferguson was sacked for various breaches of contract including unauthorised payments to players add something

 

On 12 June 1999, Ferguson received a knighthood in recognition of his services to the game add something

 

On 11 October 1999, a special testimonial match was played in honour of Ferguson's contribution to the team add something

 

Steve McClaren - Despite his successes at Manchester United, where he had been assistant manager to Alex Ferguson from 1999 to 2001, and Middlesbrough, he was vilified by the English media following England's failure to qualify for Euro 2008

 

Brian Kidd - In 1999, a rift developed between Kidd and Alex Ferguson after Kidd was strongly criticised in Ferguson's autobiography 'Managing My Life'

 

Steve McClaren - In early 1999, McClaren moved to Manchester United as assistant to Alex Ferguson, replacing Brian Kidd


2000

In April 2000, it was announced that Manchester United had agreed to sign Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy from PSV Eindhoven for a British record fee of £18million add something


2001

Ruud van Nistelrooy - According to a 2001 interview with "The Telegraph," Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson said that his son Darren, who was at tryouts for Eredivisie rival Heerenveen at the time, begged his father, "You've got to sign Van Nistelrooy right away, he's fantastic

 

Paolo Di Canio - Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign him for Manchester United halfway through the 2001-02 season, but his attempts were unsuccessful and Di Canio remained in East London for another season and a half


2002

Ferguson was made an Inaugural Inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his impact on the English game as a manager add something

 

But in February 2002 he agreed to stay in charge for at least another three years add something

 

Eric Cantona - At this stage, it had been expected that manager Sir Alex Ferguson would retire in 2002, but the manager later had a change of heart and is still at the helm a decade on

 

Peter Kenyon - Kenyon was influential in persuading long-serving manager Alex Ferguson to remain at the club despite Ferguson's original intention to retire in 2002

 

Diego Forlan - Forlán was signed for Manchester United by Sir Alex Ferguson for £6,9 million on 22 January 2002


2003

In 2003, Ferguson became an inaugural recipient of the FA Coaching Diploma, awarded to all coaches who had at least 10 years' experience of being a manager or head coach add something

 

In 2003, Ferguson launched legal action against the major United shareholder John Magnier over stud rights for race horse Rock of Gibraltar add something

 

In 2003, Ferguson was involved in a dressing room argument with United player David Beckham, resulting in an injury to Beckham, alleged to have been caused by Ferguson kicking a football boot in frustration which hit the player in the face add something

 

Eric Djemba-Djemba - His impressive performances as a feisty and uncompromising tackler for the French club earned him a dream move to Manchester United for £3,5 million in the summer of 2003, signed by Alex Ferguson as a possible eventual successor to the 31-year-old Roy Keane


2004

Ferguson refused to give interviews to the BBC after a documentary called "Father and Son" was shown on UK television in 2004 add something

 

The phrase is at least as old as 2004, and a statistical analysis by "The Times" suggests that this comment might be valid, though the article points out that other footballing criteria may explain the correlation between extra added time and United being behind add something

 

Mike Phelan - For many seasons Phelan was seen conducting interviews with BBC programmes such as "Match of the Day" due to United manager Alex Ferguson refusing to speak with the BBC following corruption allegations made in 2004 by the BBC's "Panorama" programme towards one of Ferguson's son, football agent Jason Ferguson

 

Michael Stewart (footballer) - In the summer of 2004, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson intimated that Stewart had no future at the club and he was free to leave


2005

Ben Foster (footballer) - While playing for Wrexham on loan from Stoke, Foster was spotted by Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, who was watching his son, Darren, in the 2005 Football League Trophy Final


2006

In 2006, Michael Carrick was signed as a replacement for Roy Keane for £14 million, although the figure may eventually rise in the future to £18,6 million depending on appearances and results add something

 

Ferguson celebrated the 20th anniversary of his appointment as manager of Manchester United on 6 November 2006 add something

 

On 23 December 2006, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the club's 2000th goal under the helm of Ferguson in a match against Aston Villa add something

 

Liam Miller - It was made clear that Miller was not part of Alex Ferguson's plans when, despite the huge number of senior players missing, he was still only a substitute in the opening game of the Red Devils' tour of South Africa against Orlando Pirates on 16 July 2006

 

Dong Fangzhuo - Alex Ferguson remarked that Dong had the "speed and physicality" to play for United and hoped that he would be eligible for Manchester United in December 2006


2008

In 2008, he became the third British manager to win the European Cup on more than one occasion, after Brian Clough and Bob Paisley add something

 

On 31 May 2008, "The Guardian" published an interview with Todd , who had sacked Ferguson all those years earlier add something

 

John O'Shea - Sir Alex Ferguson had promised O'Shea, who was an unused substitute in the 2008 Champions League Final, a starting place in the 2009 final for his contribution to the team that season

 

Marca (newspaper) - The paper had been involved in an ongoing dispute with Sir Alex Ferguson since the summer of 2008 when he accused "MARCA" of being "

 

Danny Welbeck - On 9 February 2008, Alex Ferguson revealed that Welbeck would be involved in the matchday squad for the Manchester derby the following day

 

Rio Ferdinand - On 15 March 2008, it was reported that Rio's half brother Jeremiah had been training with the United first team under the eye of Alex Ferguson

 

Alan Wiley - Wiley was on the receiving end of an Alex Ferguson tirade following Manchester United's loss to Chelsea on 26 April 2008, when Chelsea were awarded a penalty for handball

 

Paulo Bento - On 15 July 2008, The Sun and the Daily Telegraph reported that Manchester United were planning to hire Bento as manager Alex Ferguson's new assistant after the departure of previous number two Carlos Queiroz to manage the Portuguese national team


2009

Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network - Recipients in 2009, at an event at 10 Downing Street, were Sir Alex Ferguson, CBE, Sir John Cassels CB, Mike Turner CBE, Brian Turner CBE, and Margaret Gildea OBE

 

Edgardo Bauza - On January 15, 2009, the IFFHS ranked him third among the top ten club coaches around the world, only behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Dick Advocaat

 

Ben Foster (footballer) - On 1 March 2009, Alex Ferguson named Foster in goal for the 2009 League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium

 

Jose Mourinho - On 28 July 2009, Mourinho was reported to have shown interest in taking over at Manchester United when Sir Alex Ferguson retired


2010

Analysis by Opta Sports of Premier League matches played between 2010 and 2012 found on average that 79 seconds more time was played in matches where Manchester United were losing add something

 

On 19 December 2010, Ferguson became Manchester United's longest serving manager in history, overtaking Matt Busby's record of 24 years, 1 month and 13 days in charge of the club add something

 

With 25 years as manager of Manchester United, he is the longest serving manager in their history after overtaking Sir Matt Busby's record on 19 December 2010 add something

 

Martyn Rogers (footballer born 1955) - Earlier in 2010, he met Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson as part of the celebrations surrounding his 1,000th game in charge of Tiverton - a feat shared by Sir Alex

 

Owen Hargreaves - However, on 4 February 2010, Hargreaves suffered a major setback to hopes of playing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup as Sir Alex Ferguson omitted him from the squad for the knockout stage in favour of Belgian defender Ritchie De Laet

 

David Moyes - On 21 April 2010 it was reported that Sir Alex Ferguson had apparently endorsed Moyes as his successor as manager of Manchester United when he eventually retires

 

Owen Hargreaves - After numerous operations on both his knees, Steadman said in September 2010 that Hargreaves' problems with his knees were over but Alex Ferguson denied this

 

Matthew James (footballer) - On 30 December 2010, Sir Alex Ferguson chose to recall Ritchie De Laet, Joshua King and James from their loans at Preston after the sacking of his son


2011

With Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes all retiring in 2011, Ferguson spent big by signing defender Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers and winger Ashley Young from Aston Villa for around £17 million each, and goalkeeper David de Gea from Atlético Madrid for around £19 million add something

 

On 25 August 2011, Ferguson met with BBC director general Mark Thompson and BBC North director Peter Salmon; the result of the meeting was that Ferguson agreed to end his seven-year boycott add something

 

On 5 November 2011, the Old Trafford North Stand was officially renamed the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand in honour of his 25 years as manager of Manchester United add something

 

Nicky Ajose - On 5 January 2011, Bury announced that they had agreed at a meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson that Ajose would remain at Bury on loan until 30 June 2011

 

Brian Kidd - In February 2011, Kidd said that he was willing to give Alex Ferguson "the benefit of the doubt" in the dispute that the two men had in the late 1990s

 

Paul Pogba - On 19 February 2011, Pogba was one of four academy players that earned a promotion to the first-team squad by manager Alex Ferguson ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup fifth round match against Crawley Town

 

Martin Atkinson - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson censured Atkinson in March 2011 following his refereeing of United's away fixture with Chelsea

 

Owen Hargreaves - On 22 May 2011, Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that the club would not offer Hargreaves a new contract, sparking rumours about his subsequent retirement

 

Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo - On 29 July 2011, Manchester United declared their interest in the player, with the manager Alex Ferguson dubbing him as a player for the future

 

Michael Carrick - After initially being ruled out through injury by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in the pre-match build up, Carrick was named in the starting eleven for the game on 7 August 2011

 

Andreas Pereira - In 2011, after impressing at the Manchester United Premier Cup, he became a target for several big English clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, but a visit from Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson in November 2011 convinced Pereira to sign for the Old Trafford club


2012

A bronze statue designed by Scottish sculptor Philip Jackson, and named after Ferguson was unveiled outside Old Trafford on 23 November 2012 add something

 

Ferguson revealed that he had in fact decided that he was going to retire back in December 2012 and that it had been very difficult not to reveal his plans add something

 

Paul Pogba - On 3 July 2012, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that Pogba had left the club after not signing a new contract


2013

Stringer and fellow Manchester Labour MP Paul Goggins repeated this call after Ferguson announced his retirement in May 2013 add something

 

On 8 May 2013, Ferguson announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United add something

 

On 8 May 2013, Ferguson announced that he was to retire as manager at the end of the football season, but would remain at the club as a director and club ambassador add something

 

However, unnamed sources in the "Daily Mirror" newspaper claimed on 1 August 2013 that Ferguson had turned down a peerage add something

 

Ferguson released his second autobiography in October 2013 called "My Autobiography" add something

 

Owen Hargreaves - In Alex Ferguson's autobiography released in 2013, he called Hargreaves one of his most disappointing signings

 

Phil Neville - When David Moyes, Neville's manager at Everton, left to join Manchester United as Sir Alex Ferguson's replacement in May 2013, Neville was considered for the Everton job, but he ultimately followed Moyes to Manchester United as the club's first-team coach

 

David Moyes - On 9 May 2013, Manchester United announced that Moyes would take over from Alex Ferguson as manager

 

Rio Ferdinand - On 12 May 2013, Ferdinand scored the winner and final goal of the Sir Alex Ferguson era at Old Trafford in a 2-1 victory over Swansea City

 

Steve Round - It was reported on 27 May 2013 that, following David Moyes' appointment as the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, Round would continue in his role as assistant manager to Moyes at United, thus replacing Mike Phelan

 

Eamonn Holmes - On 19 December 2013, to celebrate the end of "Millionaire" on ITV, Eamonn re-appeared on the show alongside Alex Ferguson and won £25,000 for The Manchester United Foundation


2014

Ferguson has been a vocal supporter and funder of the all-party and non-party Better Together campaign, in favour of Scotland remaining a part of the United Kingdom after the independence referendum in 2014 add something

 

In April 2014, it was announced that Ferguson would be taking up a "long-term teaching position" at Harvard University, where he would be lecturing on a new course titled "The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports" add something

 

Louis van Gaal - In December 2014, he received praise from former manager Sir Alex Ferguson


2015

His third book, "Leadership", was published in collaboration with Michael Moritz in August 2015 add something

 

Aberdeen F.C. - Ex-manager Alex Ferguson was inducted at a re-launch event in November 2015


2017

In 2017, Ferguson was named among the 10 most influential coaches since the foundation of UEFA in 1954 add something

 

Shefki Kuqi - In an interview in December 2017, Kuqi unveiled that he is a supporter of English club Manchester United mostly because of Alex Ferguson


2018

Ferguson underwent an emergency surgery on 5 May 2018 after suffering a brain haemorrhage add something

 

David Moyes - On 13 January 2018, West Ham registered a 4-1 win away to Huddersfield, which became Moyes's 200th victory as a Premier League manager, he became only the fourth to reach this milestone, after Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsène Wenger and Harry Redknapp