The story of Sir Alex Ferguson is a true rags-to-riches fairytale.
When he announced he was to step down as manager of the world's biggest football club after 27 years in charge, he signed off in style with an honours list that confirmed him as the most successful manager in British history. Born in Govan, Glasgow, he played for Queen's Park, Dunfermline and Rangers before retiring in 1974 to begin his managerial career.
Before joining Manchester United, he led a Rangers side to the league title and the 1983 European Cup Winners' Cup and, although he struggled initially at United, his bargain-signing of Eric Cantona secured their first league title in 26 years.
An incredible run of success followed, shaped by the emergence of 'Fergie's Fledglings' - Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, and Nicky Butt.
His finest moment was in 1999 when United romped to an unprecedented Treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League trophies.
Ferguson was knighted in the same year. This in-depth biography charts Fergie's unstoppable rise and pays tribute to the greatest manager the world has ever seen.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, Illustrations (black and white, and colour)
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/06/2014
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9781782199083