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Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson

Full Name Alex Ferguson
Date of Birth December 31, 1941
Age 82 years, 2 months, 21 days
Birthplace Govan
Country Scotland
Horoscope Capricorn

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Alex Ferguson Biography

Alex Ferguson is one of the most popular and richest Soccer Coach who was born on December 31, 1941 in Govan, Scotland. Soccer manager who led Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, helping the club win 13 Premier League and 2 Champions League titles.

He allegedly injured David Beckham by kicking a cleat into his face after a Champions League draw in 2003.

He married Cathy Ferguson in 1966 and the couple had three sons together named Mark, Darren, and Jason.

NameAlex Ferguson
First NameAlex
Last NameFerguson
OccupationSoccer Coach
BirthdayDecember 31
Birth Year1941
Place of BirthGovan
Home Town
Birth CountryScotland
Birth SignCapricorn
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseCathy Ferguson
Children(s)Darren Ferguson, Jason Ferguson, Mark Ferguson

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Alex Ferguson Net Worth

Alex Ferguson is one of the richest Soccer Coach from Scotland. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Alex Ferguson's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

He became the manager of East Stirlingshire, a team without a goalkeeper, in 1974, for £40 a week.

A statue of Ferguson was erected outside of Old Tafford on November 23, 2012.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeSoccer Coach
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Alex Ferguson's Height & Physical Stats

Alex Ferguson height 5 feet 11 inches Alex weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.

Height5 feet 11 inches
WeightNot Known
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
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Who is Alex Ferguson Dating?

According to our records, Alex Ferguson married to Cathy Ferguson. As of February 1, 2024, Alex Ferguson’s is not dating anyone.

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Interesting Facts about Alex Ferguson

  1. Alex Ferguson managed Manchester United for 26 years.
  2. He won 13 Premier League titles with Manchester United.
  3. Ferguson was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
  4. He played as a striker for several Scottish clubs.
  5. Ferguson won the European Cup Winners’ Cup with Aberdeen in 1983.
  6. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999.
  7. Ferguson is widely regarded as one of the greatest football managers ever.
  8. He retired from management in May 2013, aged 71.
  9. During his career, he managed over 1,500 games and won over 50 trophies.
  10. Ferguson suffered a brain hemorrhage in May 2018 but made a full recovery.

Facts & Trivia

Alex Ranked on the list of most popular Soccer Coach. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in Scotland. Alex Ferguson celebrates birthday on December 31 of every year.

Why Alex Ferguson is called sir?

He was knighted in the 1999 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to the game. Ferguson is the longest-serving manager of Manchester United, having overtaken Sir Matt Busby’s record on 19 December 2010.

Is Alex Ferguson rich?

It’s also claimed the latest figures from ACF Sports Promotions – the company Ferguson uses for his commercial pay – show the value of his assets increased from £17.5m to £26m in 2021. Ferguson is thought to have assets worth £39.2m registered at Companies House, an increase of £27m from the previous year.

How much is Alex Ferguson worth?

The former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is still earning the equivalent of £235,000 a week, despite retiring nine years ago. Ferguson’s family company has posted results showing that the value of his company rose to £20 million last year.

What is Alex Ferguson doing now?

Sir Alex Ferguson is the Director, Football Board at Manchester United Football Club Limited .

Who was the best manager of all time?

  1. Sir Alex Ferguson (SCO)
  2. Rinus Michels (NED) …
  3. Ernst Happel (AUS) …
  4. Bob Paisley (ENG) …
  5. Vittorio Pozzo (ITA) …
  6. Jock Stein (SCO) …
  7. Helenio Herrera (ARG) …
  8. Arsene Wenger (FRA) …

Key Events

  1. Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson (born 31 December 1941) is a Scottish former football manager and player, best known for managing Manchester United from 1986 to 2013..

  2. Alexander Chapman Ferguson was born at his grandmother's home on Shieldhall Road in the Govan district of Glasgow on 31 December 1941, the son of Elizabeth (née Hardie) and Alexander Beaton Ferguson..

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

  4. Perhaps his most notable game for Queen's Park was the 7–1 defeat away to Queen of the South on Boxing Day 1959 when ex-England international Ivor Broadis scored four of the Queen of the South goals..

  5. Despite scoring 20 goals in his 31 games for Queen's Park, he could not command a regular place in the side and moved to St Johnstone in 1960..

  6. In the following season (1964–65) Dunfermline were strong challengers for the Scottish league title and reached the Scottish Cup Final, but Ferguson was dropped for the final after a poor performance in a league game against St Johnstone..

  7. Dunfermline signed him the following summer (1964), and Ferguson became a full-time professional footballer..

  8. While playing for Dunfermline, he was the top goalscorer in the Scottish league in the 1965–66 season..

  9. The 1965–66 season saw Ferguson notch up 45 goals in 51 games for Dunfermline..

  10. They married in 1966 and have three sons: Mark (born 1968); and twins Darren (born 1972), who was also a professional footballer and most recently a manager of Peterborough United; and Jason, who runs an events management company..

  11. FC Köln in the 1967–68 competition, and an important strike against Athletic Bilbao in the 1968–69 edition which helped Rangers into the semi-finals, but on both occasions they were knocked out by English opposition..

  12. Ferguson's only involvement with the Scotland national team was during an overseas tour in 1967..

  13. He was blamed for a goal conceded in the 1969 Scottish Cup Final, in a match in which he was designated to mark Celtic captain, Billy McNeill, and was subsequently forced to play for the club's junior side instead of for the first team..

  14. In October 1974, Ferguson was invited to manage St Mirren..

  15. Ferguson was manager of St Mirren from 1974 until 1978, producing a remarkable transformation of a team in the lower half of the old Second Division watched by crowds of just over 1,000, to First Division champions in 1977, discovering talent like Billy Stark, Tony Fitzpatrick, Lex Richardson, Frank McGarvey, Bobby Reid and Peter Weir while playing superb attacking football..

  16. Ferguson's time at Falkirk was soured by this, and he responded by requesting a transfer and moved to Ayr United, where he finished his playing career in 1974..

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

  18. In 1977, Ferguson turned down the manager's job at Aberdeen..

  19. 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..

  20. Aberdeen had started the 1979–80 season poorly but their form improved dramatically in the new year and they won the Scottish league that season with a 5–0 win on the final day..

  21. Aberdeen lost the 1979–80 Scottish League Cup Final, this time to Dundee United after a replay..

  22. Ferguson led Aberdeen to even greater success the following season, 1982–83..

  23. The team continued their success with a Scottish Cup win in 1982..

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

  25. Ferguson then enjoyed a highly successful period as manager of Aberdeen, winning three Scottish league championships, four Scottish Cups and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1983..

  26. According to Willie Miller, this gave them the confidence to believe that they could go on to win the competition, which they did, with a 2–1 victory over Real Madrid in the final on 11 May 1983..

  27. After a sub-standard start to the 1983–84 season, Aberdeen's form improved and the team won the Scottish league and retained the Scottish Cup..

  28. This was followed up with victory in the European Super Cup in December 1983, when Hamburger SV, the reigning European Cup champions, were beaten 2–0 over two legs..

  29. Strachan did not sign for Köln, but instead moved to Manchester United in the summer of 1984..

  30. 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..

  31. In the FA Cup final, Manchester United achieved an impressive 4–0 scoreline against Chelsea, winning Ferguson his second League and Cup Double, following his Scottish Premier Division and Scottish Cup titles with Aberdeen in 1984–85, though the League Cup final defeat meant that he had not yet achieved a repeat of the treble that he had achieved with Aberdeen in 1983. .

  32. In addition to being the only manager to win the top league honours, and the 'Double', north and south of the England–Scotland border (winning the Premier League with Manchester United, and the Scottish Premier Division with Aberdeen), he is also the last manager to win the Scottish league championship with a non Old Firm team, achieving this in the 1984–85 season with Aberdeen. .

  33. Aberdeen retained their league title in the 1984–85 season..

  34. In 1985–86, Aberdeen won both domestic cups, but finished fourth in the league..

  35. Ferguson was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1985 New Year Honours, and was offered the managers' jobs at Rangers and Arsenal during the season..

  36. United started the season well, and for the first time ever won their first four Premier League games, United's best start since 1985..

  37. Ferguson was appointed manager at Old Trafford on 6 November 1986..

  38. Ferguson hired Archie Knox, his assistant at Aberdeen, in the same role at Manchester United in 1986. .

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

  40. 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..

  41. Ferguson had been part of the coaching staff for the Scottish national side during qualifying for the 1986 World Cup, but manager Jock Stein had collapsed and died on 10 September 1985 – at the end of the game in which Scotland qualified from their group for a play-off against Australia..

  42. 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..

  43. Ferguson was appointed manager of Manchester United in November 1986..

  44. Strachan was still with the club when Ferguson was appointed manager in November 1986..

  45. He briefly managed Scotland following the death of Jock Stein, taking the team to the 1986 World Cup. .

  46. In the 1987–88 season, Ferguson made several major signings, including Steve Bruce, Viv Anderson and Brian McClair..

  47. The year 1987 began on a high note with a 4–1 victory over Newcastle United and United gradually pulled together in the second half of the season, with relatively occasional defeats on the way, and finished 11th in the final table..

  48. United were expected to do well when Mark Hughes returned to the club two years after leaving for Barcelona, alongside Jim Leighton from Aberdeen; but the 1988–89 season was a disappointment for them, finishing 11th in the league and losing 1–0 at home to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup sixth round..

  49. Ferguson thought that Strachan did not play for United with the same confidence he had in Scotland and subsequently sold him to Leeds United in 1989..

  50. For the 1989–90 season, Ferguson further boosted his squad by paying large sums of money for midfielders Neil Webb, Mike Phelan, and Paul Ince, as well as defender Gary Pallister and winger Danny Wallace..

  51. Ferguson later described December 1989 as "the darkest period [he had] ever suffered in the game", as United ended the decade just outside the relegation zone..

  52. Ferguson is often credited for valuing youth during his time with Manchester United, particularly in the 1990s with the "Class of '92", who contributed to making the club one of the richest and most successful in the world..

  53. Although United's league form improved greatly in 1990–91, they were still inconsistent and finished sixth..

  54. There was much anticipation about the breakthrough of the young Ryan Giggs, who had played twice and scored once in the 1990–91 campaign, and the earlier emergence of another impressive young winger in the shape of Lee Sharpe, who despite their youth had made Ferguson feel able to resist plunging into the transfer market and buying a new player to take over from the disappointing Danny Wallace on the left wing..

  55. Strachan enjoyed significant success with Leeds as a veteran player, helping them win the 1991–92 English league championship in a title race with Ferguson's United..

  56. In 1991, Ferguson became a wine collector after being shown a display of bottles from Château d'Yquem and Château Pétrus while in Montpellier, France..

  57. During the 1991 close season, Ferguson's assistant Archie Knox departed to 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..

  58. The 1991–92 season did not live up to Ferguson's expectations and, in Ferguson's words, "many in the media felt that [his] mistakes had contributed to the misery"..

  59. During the 1992 close season, Ferguson went on the hunt for a new striker..

  60. After a slow start to the 1992–93 season by sitting 10th at the beginning of November, it looked as though United would miss out on the league title yet again..

  61. Ferguson was the first winner of the Premier League Manager of the Month award, introduced for the start of the 1993–94 season, when he collected the accolade for August 1993..

  62. United led the 1993–94 Premier League table virtually from start to finish..

  63. The 1993–94 season brought more success..

  64. United finished with a ten-point margin over runners-up Aston Villa, whose 1–0 defeat at Oldham Athletic on 2 May 1993 had given United the title..

  65. On 10 April 1993, United were second in the league when they faced Sheffield Wednesday at home..

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

  67. There were newspaper reports that Ferguson was also going to sign highly rated 21-year-old striker Chris Sutton from Norwich City, but the player headed for Blackburn instead. 1994–95 was a harder season for Ferguson..

  68. 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..

  69. And so the 1995–96 season began without a major signing, at a time when the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle were making the headlines with big-money signings..

  70. A youthful United team lost 3–1 in their opening league game of the 1995–96 season, against Aston Villa..

  71. On Match of the Day, pundit Alan Hansen criticised their performance, ending his analysis with the words, "You can't win anything with kids." United won their next five matches and were boosted by the return of Cantona, who made his comeback against Liverpool in October 1995..

  72. For much of the season, the team trailed league leaders Newcastle and found themselves ten points behind by Christmas; this later was narrowed to seven points after defeating them on 27 December 1995..

  73. They went on to win their fourth league title in five seasons at the end of the 1996–97 campaign, made easier by the fact that their rivals were "not up to the job"..

  74. I would love it if we beat them, love it." A win against Middlesbrough on the final day sealed the title for United and the team beat Liverpool by a goal to nil to win the 1996 FA Cup Final; this was their second double in three years..

  75. In May 1997, Cantona informed Ferguson of his decision to retire from football..

  76. Ferguson described him as "the best all-round player in the game" after the team's 1997 FA Charity Shield win and believed Keane had "all the right ingredients" to succeed from Cantona..

  77. Defeat by Leeds United in September 1997 was the team's first league loss in seven months; Keane during the match injured himself and was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the season with ligament damage..

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

  79. Arsenal collected maximum points, sealing the title with a win against Everton on 3 May 1998..

  80. United opened the 1998–99 season with a 3–0 loss to Arsenal in the 1998 FA Charity Shield..

  81. The beating did not concern Ferguson, though he described his team's defeat by Arsenal in September 1998 as "a lot less tolerable"..

  82. In December 1998, Kidd left his role as assistant to become the manager of Blackburn Rovers..

  83. In his 1999 autobiography, Ferguson stated that Strachan "could not be trusted an inch – I would not want to expose my back to him in a hurry"..

  84. In December 1999, the club beat Palmeiras in Tokyo to win the Intercontinental Cup, but a month later exited at the group stage of the inaugural Club World Championship, although Ferguson stated the tournament was "fantastic"..

  85. United ended the 1999–2000 league season as champions, with just three defeats and a record points margin of 18..

  86. The latter featured in four matches, the last of which a 5–0 defeat at Chelsea in October 1999; he was not selected again by Ferguson..

  87. He was knighted in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours list for his services to the game..

  88. According to a 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..

  89. McClaren was Ferguson's initial choice and appointed him in February 1999..

  90. In the 2000–01 season, United retained the league title for a third season, becoming only the fourth side in history to do so..

  91. Strachan's reaction to the attack, in his own autobiography, My Life in Football, was one of being "surprised and disappointed", although he suspected that Ferguson had helped to relegate Strachan's Coventry City in 2001 by fielding a weakened Manchester United team in a match against Derby County..

  92. The deal was resurrected in April 2001 for a British record transfer fee of £19 million..

  93. In May 2001, McClaren left to become Middlesbrough manager, with Jimmy Ryan being named assistant to Ferguson for the duration of the campaign..

  94. In August 2001, Stam was transferred to Lazio for £16 million..

  95. The club endured a poor first half to the season and languished in ninth position after a home defeat by West Ham in December 2001..

  96. In June 2002, Ferguson appointed Carlos Queiroz as his new assistant..

  97. Once Ferguson publicised his decision to remain in February 2002, United's form improved..

  98. The 2002–03 season began rather poorly for United; the club made their worst start to a league campaign in 13 years..

  99. Defeats, such as the one to Manchester City at Maine Road in November 2002, forced United to change their playing style..

  100. 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..

  101. In July 2002, United paid £29.3 million for Leeds United defender Rio Ferdinand..

  102. In 2003, Ferguson launched legal action against the then major Manchester United shareholder John Magnier over stud rights for race horse Rock of Gibraltar..

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

  104. On 5 April 2003, Ferguson claimed that the Champions League draw was fixed in favour of Spanish and Italian teams..

  105. In February 2003, Ferguson was involved in a dressing room argument with Manchester United player David Beckham..

  106. The absence of Ferdinand hampered United's defence of the Premier League in the 2003–04 season; the team finished third behind Arsenal's "Invincibles" and Chelsea..

  107. In December 2003, Rio Ferdinand was banned from playing football for eight months after he failed to present himself at a drugs test..

  108. After a season at United, Queiroz left to manage Real Madrid in June 2003..

  109. United's league form improved as the season went on despite defeat by Liverpool in the 2003 Football League Cup Final and they overhauled Arsenal to win the Premier League for an eighth time in May 2003..

  110. In the 2004–05 FA Cup, they lost on penalties to Arsenal in the final..

  111. At the beginning of the 2004–05 season, teenage striker Wayne Rooney (the world's most expensive teenager at more than £20 million) and Argentine defender Gabriel Heinze joined United while Cristiano Ronaldo continued where he had left off the previous season by putting in more match-winning performances..

  112. United ended the campaign as FA Cup winners, beating Millwall 3–0 in the 2004 final..

  113. The phrase is at least as old as 2004, but the concept first appeared on 10 April 1993 when Steve Bruce scored a 97th-minute goal (seventh minute of injury time added on by the referee) against Sheffield Wednesday to win the game for United: they went top of the league with this win and remained there until the season ended..

  114. Ferguson refused to give interviews to the BBC after a documentary called Fergie and Son was shown on BBC Three on 27 May 2004..

  115. A second-round exit from the Champions League at the hands of Milan and a semi-final exit from the League Cup at the hands of eventual winners Chelsea (who also clinched the Premier League title) meant that 2004–05 was a rare instance of a trophyless season for United..

  116. Ferguson's preparations for the 2005–06 season were disrupted by a high-profile dispute with major shareholder John Magnier, over the ownership of the racehorse Rock of Gibraltar..

  117. By 2006 they appeared to have "declared something of a truce", ahead of Champions League matches between United and Strachan's Celtic..

  118. On 23 December 2006, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the club's 2,000th goal under Ferguson in a match against Aston Villa..

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

  120. In 2006, Michael Carrick was signed to take Roy Keane's place in the team for a fee that eventually rose to £18 million..

  121. The January 2006 signings had a huge impact on United's performances – Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidić came in to form a solid back line along with Rio Ferdinand and skipper Gary Neville..

  122. For the 2007–08 season, Ferguson made notable signings to reinforce United's first team..

  123. In 2008, The Guardian published an interview with Todd (then aged 87), who had sacked Ferguson many years earlier..

  124. They also won the League Cup on penalties after a goalless draw in the final against Tottenham, after becoming the first British club to win the FIFA Club World Cup in December 2008..

  125. Although the team had a slow start to the 2008–09 season, United won the Premier League with a game to spare, making Ferguson the first manager in the history of English football to win the top division three times consecutively, on two separate occasions..

  126. On 16 February 2008, United beat Arsenal 4–0 in an FA Cup fifth round match at Old Trafford, but were knocked out by eventual winners Portsmouth in the quarter-final on 8 March, losing 1–0 at home..

  127. Ferguson had now won 11 league titles at Manchester United, and the 2008–09 season title success put them level with Liverpool as league champions on a record 18 occasions in total..

  128. On 11 May 2008, Ferguson led Manchester United to a tenth Premier League title, exactly 25 years to the day after he led Aberdeen to European glory against Real Madrid in the Cup Winners' Cup..

  129. On 21 May 2008, Ferguson won his second European Cup with Manchester United as they beat Chelsea 6–5 on penalties in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, following a 1–1 draw after extra time in the first ever all-English UEFA Champions League Final..

  130. They contested the Champions League final against Barcelona on 27 May 2009 but lost 2–0, thus failed to defend the trophy..

  131. In 2009–10 season, Ferguson added another League Cup to his honours list as United defeated Aston Villa 2–1 in the final on 28 February 2010, United's first ever successful knockout cup defence..

  132. In 2009, Ferguson received an honorary doctorate in business administration from the Manchester Metropolitan University..

  133. Under new Premier League rules intended for the 2010–11 season, Ferguson was required to end his BBC boycott..

  134. 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..

  135. Ferguson is the longest-serving manager of Manchester United, having overtaken Sir Matt Busby's record on 19 December 2010..

  136. In January 2011 Graham Stringer, a Labour MP in Manchester and Manchester United supporter, called for Ferguson to be made a life peer..

  137. On 25 August 2011, Ferguson met with BBC director general Mark Thompson and BBC North director Peter Salmon, after which Ferguson agreed to end his seven-year boycott..

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

  139. The following season United managed to beat rivals Manchester City in the 2011 FA Community Shield and eliminated them in the FA Cup third round, but ended the season below City, who won their first Premier League title on goal difference..

  140. 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..

  141. Manchester United faced Barcelona again on 28 May 2011 in the 2011 Champions League final, their third in four years, but United lost 3–1..

  142. Earlier in the season, on 2 September 2012, Ferguson managed his 1,000th league game with United playing against Southampton..

  143. A bronze statue of Ferguson, designed by Scottish sculptor Philip Jackson, was unveiled outside Old Trafford on 23 November 2012..

  144. The 2012–13 season saw Ferguson guide United to become league champions for the 20th time, claiming the title with a 3–0 home win over Aston Villa on 22 April 2013 with four matches to spare; Van Persie scored all the goals with a first half hat-trick en route to retain the Golden Boot..

  145. This bitter and slim defeat prompted Ferguson to sign star-striker Robin van Persie, who was the Premier League Golden Boot title-holder, from another arch-rival Arsenal on 17 August 2012. .

  146. Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer said, "His determination to succeed and dedication to the club have been truly remarkable." 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..

  147. He retired from management at the end of the 2012–13 season, having won the Premier League in his final season. .

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

  149. On 9 May 2013, Manchester United announced Everton manager David Moyes would replace Ferguson as the club manager from 1 July, having signed a six-year contract..

  150. On 14 October 2013, Ferguson attended a ceremony where a road near Old Trafford was renamed from Water's Reach to Sir Alex Ferguson Way..

  151. On 8 May 2013, Ferguson announced that he had decided to retire as manager at the end of the football season, but would remain at the club as a director and club ambassador..

  152. Ferguson released his second autobiography in October 2013 called My Autobiography..

  153. In 2014, he put part of his vast collection up for auction with Christie's, with their head of wine David Elswood describing his taste as "exceptional", valued at up to £3 million..

  154. In January 2014, Ferguson was appointed as the UEFA Coaching Ambassador, and said it was "an honour and a privilege" to be given the role..

  155. 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"..

  156. In the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, Ferguson supported Scotland remaining in the United Kingdom..

  157. Three of these have subsequently managed Manchester United: Giggs (interim player-manager in 2014), Solskjær (2018 to 2021), and Carrick (interim manager in 2021). .

  158. His book, Leading: Learning from Life and My Years at Manchester United, was published in collaboration with billionaire venture capitalist, author and former journalist Michael Moritz in August 2015..

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

  160. Ferguson underwent an emergency surgery on 5 May 2018 after having a brain haemorrhage..

  161. He made a recovery from the surgery and attended his first match at Old Trafford since then on 22 September 2018..

  162. A BBC Sport article in June 2020 identified him as one of the best Scottish players to have never played a full international..

  163. In March 2021, he added that when he was signed, a Rangers director had questioned whether the Fergusons had been married in a (Catholic) chapel, and that the director had replied "oh, that's okay" when told they had married in a registry office..

  164. The SFA announced in October 2021 that some of the tour matches would be reclassified as full internationals, which meant that Ferguson was belatedly awarded an international cap..

  165. In July 2021, Aberdeen commissioned sculptor Andy Edwards to sculpt a bronze statue of Ferguson..

  166. Jason directed the 2021 documentary Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In about his father. .

  167. Ferguson said in a 2021 documentary film about his life and career (Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In) that he 'assumed' that his exclusion from the first team after the 1969 cup final was due to her religion..

  168. A documentary about Ferguson's career titled Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In was released in UK cinemas on 27 May 2021 and was made available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland on 29 May..

  169. This was unveiled at Aberdeen's Pittodrie stadium on 25 February 2022, and the on the following day Ferguson was presented with a maquette of the statue..