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Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson is a Scottish football manager now retired. He was born to Alexander Beaton Ferguson and his wife, Elizabeth on 31 December 1941. He has a brother by the name Martin Ferguson. For his early childhood education, he attended Broomloan Road Primary School and later Govan High School. He married Cathy Ferguson and together they had three kids Darren, Jason, and Mark. He managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013 when he retired on May the 8th. Alex is the longest serving manager of the club after surpassing Sir Matt Busby. During his more than 26-year stint at the club, he won numerous trophies and awards. This made him be the most admired, successful and respected managers in the modern world of football. He was knighted in 1999. As a professional footballer, he played for Queens Park, St Johnstone, Dunfermline, Rangers, Falkirk, Ayr United. He ended his playing career in 1974. He also managed the following clubs joined St Mirren, Aberdeen, and then he replaced Ron Atkinson in 1986 as the manager of Manchester United. He became manager of Manchester United on 6 November 1986 where he made major signings for the club over the years until his retirement. Some of these football legends include David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes, Garry Pallister, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Bryan Robson, Erick Cantona, Roy Keane, Gary Neville, and many more. During his tenure, he won 38 major trophies, including 13 premier leagues and two UEFA champions league titles. At the “Red Devils”, he won 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA cups, 4 league cup titles, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 1 UEFA Cup, 2 UEFA Champions League , 10 Community Shield trophies, and one FIFA Club world cup title. Personally he won several premier league manager of the season awards, many managers of the month awards, and many other accolades and recognitions. Currently, Alex Ferguson has been handed a director’s role at Manchester United.