Biography on Sir Alex Ferguson-by Aaron

Alex Ferguson was born in Glasgow in Scotland in 1941. He played as a forward for a number of Scottish clubs. In 1974, Alex Ferguson had his first job as a manager for a small club in the Scottish second division called East Stirlingshire. He was paid £40 per week. Following this he managed St Mirren from 1974 – 1978. During his period of management the team moved from the bottom of the second division, to first division champion. Ferguson was fired from this job and the chairman said that Ferguson had no management ability.

Ferguson joined Aberdeen as manager in 1978. In his second season of managing the club, Aberdeen won the league. This was the first time in 15 years that neither Celtic or Rangers had not won the league. In 1983, Aberdeen won the European Cup Winners Club. In 1983 – 1984 Aberdeen retained the Scottish title.

A number of English clubs offered Ferguson roles as managers of their clubs, including Wolverhampton Wanders and Spurs. Ferguson took the job at Manchester United in November 1986. At the time of his appointment, United were second from bottom. In the 1997 – 1998 season, United finished second. in 1989 – 1990 many fans called for Ferguson to be sacked as the team finished. In 1990 – 1991 there were still inconsistent performances and United finished sixth. In 1991 – 1992 United won the League Cup and the Uefa Club. In 1992 – 1993, United had a slow start to the season but the season improved when Ferguson bought Eric Cantona from Leeds for £1.2 million. That season United won their first Premier League title.  This success was repeated in 1993  – 1994 when United won the Premier League Title again. Criticisms were made of Ferguson in 1995, when three famous players left and no new signings were made. Ferguson decided to rely on young players including Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and David Beckham. Ferguson went on to win a further six Premier League titles with his young players, including in 1998 – 1999 the treble: Premier League Title; FA Cup and Champions League.

By the time Ferguson retired in 2013, Ferguson had won 49 trophies at Manchester United. This included 13 Premier League Titles and under his reign, United won the Champion League trophy twice. This makes him the most successful manager ever.


2 Responses to “Biography on Sir Alex Ferguson-by Aaron”

  1.   Mr Alderdice Says:

    Great work, Aaron!

  2.   Erin B 6b Says:

    you are the biggest united fan i know. And i know A LOTof united fans.

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