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Alex Ferguson

Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson, CBE, popularly known as Sir Alex or Fergie (born 31 December 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football ... More »Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson, CBE, popularly known as Sir Alex or Fergie (born 31 December 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football manager and former player, currently managing Manchester United, where he has been in charge since 1986. His tenure has seen the club go through an era of success and dominance both in England and in Europe, giving Sir Alex a reputation as one of the most admired and respected managers in the history of the game. Ferguson previously managed East Stirlingshire and St. Mirren, before a highly successful period as manager of Aberdeen. Briefly manager of the Scotland national team — in a temporary capacity owing to the death of Jock Stein — he was appointed manager of Manchester United in November 1986. With 24 years as manager of Manchester United, he is the longest serving manager in their history after overtaking Sir Matt Busby's record on 19 December 2010. His tenure is also the longest of all the current League managers. During this time,... [ Wikipedia ]

Alex Ferguson's wine collection up for auction

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson began collecting wine after a scouting trip to France. (CNN) -- The auction hammer is ready to go down on a remarkable collection -- it offers you a once in a lifetime opportunity to sample the fine wines collected by legendary football ...

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Everton fans’ hostility ‘will be for the manager of Manchester United’ not David Moyes, says Robert...

... hours after Everton’s home defeat to Crystal Palace severely damaged their chances of a top-four finish, Moyes added: “You have to remember we also finished in the Champions League.” Martinez acknowledged the difficulty Moyes faced at United in replacing a manager of Sir Alex Ferguson’s longevity...

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Cycling: Brailsford’s exit ‘will not be a Fergie moment’ England’s insist British team

Sir Alex Ferguson was one of those Brailsford consulted in the course of plotting his departure. “With any iconic figure such as Sir Alex or Sir Dave there are always going to be those questions asked,” said Drake. “What you need to look at is if we go back to London 2012 we had a ...

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Odd Man Out: Ronaldo, Keane and Fellaini all make the team, but who is the misfit in our XI?

He began his Premier League time at Old Trafford as Sir Alex Ferguson searched for a successor to Fabien Barthez, and played behind Ferdinand as United went on a run of 12 wins in 14 games early in the 2003-04 season. Capped 51 times by the Republic of Ireland, right back Kelly was a ...

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Martin Samuel: Hull are a local club for local people... sorry Mr Allam, world doesn't care about Ti...

Sir Dave Brailsford is British cycling’s Sir Alex Ferguson. It seems impossible to fill his shoes and the promotion of assistant Shane Sutton is not immediately convincing, not least because he will be sharing leadership duties with programme director Andy Harrison and a head of ...

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Darren Fletcher tells Manchester United squad that they are playing for their futures

But buoyed by Sir Alex Ferguson's overachievement, United have drifted. His successor as manager, David Moyes, inherited a chaotic recruitment and scouting system and has also struggled to settle on a preferred team and style of play, damaging United further. The transition has been more ...

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Countdown to 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 67

We would like to believe we can finish in the top four — we have got to believe that we can.” A top four finish would send Everton to next season’s UEFA Champions League in its first season under Manager Roberto Martinez, who replaced David Moyes after Moyes took over from Alex Ferguson ...

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Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Ashley Young Reportedly Fined for Partying

It goes without saying that Moyes has struggled to fill Sir Alex Ferguson's shoes in his first year at Old Trafford. But if the 50-year-old Scotsman can't turn things around soon, it's likely only a matter of time before he's shown the door...

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Anfield roar the key as Liverpool prepare to welcome Manchester City

The unforeseen opportunity to clamber back on to the perch only a year after Sir Alex Ferguson retired, confident in his belief Liverpool needed eight top-class signings to challenge again, sweetens the incentive. There is the feel of 2005 at Anfield and also remarkable similarities with ...

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Can Man Utd dare to dream ahead of Bayern Munich tie? – CNN World Sport

Sitting in block 225 of the South Stand at Old Trafford last Tuesday, just to the right of the bench and beneath the press box, my eyes were drawn to the banner that proudly hangs on the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand. It reads “The Impossible Dream, Made Possible”. It’s a banner paying tribute ...

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Joe Allen, Tomas Rosicky and the Premier League's Most Underrated Players

It has seemingly come into light that a large proportion of the squad inherited by the Scot from previous manager Sir Alex Ferguson is not up to scratch, and a projected £200 million "war chest" has been speculated by many, including Chris Wheeler of the Daily Mail. One player who has ...

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Patrice Evra's flash in the pan sums up Manchester United's season

He will not need reminding of the kind of business his predecessor Alex Ferguson did down the years with the likes of Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo. United's declining squad leaves very little room for error in the transfer market and, having endured a baptism of fire in his maiden ...

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Portland's Sentinel, Aloft Atlanta Downtown and Andy Murray's Cromlix: 3 Hotel Openings

As for Murray's involvement in the Cromlix's design, he named all the rooms, using famous Scots as his inspiration (like Robert Burns, Robert the Bruce and Sir Alex Ferguson). Rates start at £199.00 ($333) per night...

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Matthew Norman: A new contender for the title of Most Overwhelmingly Persuasive Excuse Offered for...

A contender emerges from beyond the world of sport to challenge Sir Alex Ferguson, darts player Mervyn “the King” King and others for the title of Most Overhelmingly Persuasive Excuse Offered For Failure. Ferguson famously ascribed a 6-3 Man Utd defeat at Southampton to the ...

PETER MCKAY: Awful artist but Bush has more honour than Blair

After his wife of 44 years was eaten by a shark, Rob Armstrong said he was certain she would not have blamed the animal While the successor he approved, David Moyes, struggles to manage Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson says he’s now looking forward to teaching at prestigious Harvard ...

Bayern, Atletico Madrid Reach Champions League SFs

Manchester United's elimination assures a trophy-less first season for manager David Moyes, who replaced Alex Ferguson after last season. Knocked out of the FA Cup and League Cup, United is seventh in the Premier League with five games remaining, 17 points behind first-place Liverpool. ...

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