Managing My Life: My Autobiography

Managing My Life: My Autobiography

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This book is about the beginning of Sir Alex's football career, until the year 2000. 1999 was an outstanding year for Alex Ferguson - not only did he lead Manchester United, the most glamorous club in the world, to a unique and outstanding treble triumph, but he was awarded the highest honour for his sporting achievements; a Knighthood from the Queen. Universally respected for his tough, but caring managerial style, Ferguson is an unusually intelligent man with a fascinating life story. Covering his tough Govan upbringing through to his playing days and onto his shift into management, Managing My Life is told with the fine balance of biting controversy and human sensitivity which made it such an unprecedented success in hardback. Alex Ferguson is a legend in his lifetime.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 112 x 174 x 42mm | 322.05g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Updated ed.
  • 24 pp b&w, 32pp colour photos
  • 0340728566
  • 9780340728567
  • 82,095

About Alex Ferguson

Born in Glasgow in 1941, Sir Alex Ferguson was playing football at an international level as a school boy. He began his professional playing career in 1958 with Queen's Park. Four times winner of Manager of the Year, he has been the manager of Manchester United for thirteen years during a time when they have become the most successful and richest club in the world. MANAGING MY LIFE was awarded the British Book Awards' Book of the Year in 1999. Sir Alex Ferguson was born in 1941 in Govan, Scotland. A goal-scoring centre-forward, he was later transferred to Rangers for a Scottish record transfer fee. In 1974, he entered management with East Stirlingshire and St Mirren before joining Aberdeen, where consistent domestic success, followed by victory in the 1983 Cup Winners' Cup over Real Madrid, brought him wider attention. Arriving at Manchester United in 1986, he went on to accumulate 38 trophies, including five FA Cups, 13 Premier Leagues and two Champions Leagues. He was knighted in 1999, following Manchester United's remarkable Treble campaign, and his overall haul of 49 trophies makes him the most successful British manager of all time. Sir Alex announced his retirement in 2013, but he continues to serve United as a director and is a Fellow to the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.show more

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The best football autobiography I have ever read The Sunday Times The richest and most enthralling story in post-war British sport Independent Danielle Steele meets Geoffrey Archer, with a Booker Prize quality injected by Hugh McIlvanney Independent on Sunday A treat Sunday Express Ferguson emerges from this account as a genuine national hero, one of the great Scots of the 20th century Mail on Sunday Provocative, stimulating, emotional and honest The Heraldshow more

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Great read, a brilliant insight into Britains greatest ever manager.show more
by Dan Lynch
Good book but his newer one is much better if you're thinking of getting one or the other. This is the classic tale of his past and stats doesn't offer huge insight but then again how would it? I was written while he was still managing.show more
by john Anderson
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