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Ferguson lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire, and was married to his wife, Cathy ( née Holding) from 1966 until her death in October 2023. The term got wider coverage when United came from behind to win the 1999 UEFA Champions League final with two goals in injury time.

He retired from management at the end of the 2012–13 season, having won the Premier League in his final season. Towards the end of his playing career he also worked as a coach, then started his managerial career with East Stirlingshire and St Mirren. Alex: The Man Behind The Legend is the latest biography of Sir Alex Ferguson—the most decorated manager in British football history. 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.As well as having an ambassadorial role at Manchester United and other public speaking and charity engagements in retirement, he is a long-term patron of his childhood team Harmony Row, including a successful campaign for the club to have new facilities (they are now based at Braehead). In January 2014, Ferguson was appointed as the UEFA Coaching Ambassador, [209] [210] and said it was "an honour and a privilege" to be given the role. 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.

In Ferguson's final match in charge, Manchester United drew 5–5 at West Bromwich Albion, a hat-trick from Romelu Lukaku, later a United player, denying Ferguson a final victory. On 5 April 2003, Ferguson claimed that the Champions League draw was fixed in favour of Spanish and Italian teams. 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.A book leaves our collection of over seven million titles and begins a new chapter every two seconds, enabling more goods to be reused. In a column for The Daily Telegraph, Hansen said Ferguson "will recognise this difficult start to the season for what it is: the greatest challenge of his career". He met the player and his agent in Manchester to discuss formalities and was informed of Van Nistelrooy's troubled right knee. We give people around the world the opportunity to contribute to the circular economy, earn money and protect the planet, by trading their unwanted books and media. Alex is the most up-to-date biography of Sir Alex Ferguson, the most decorated manager in British football history.

On 16 February 2008, United beat Arsenal 4–0 in an FA Cup fifth round match at Old Trafford, [170] but were knocked out by eventual winners Portsmouth in the quarter-final on 8 March, losing 1–0 at home. I was fascinated to learn how livid Fergie was when his choice as his successor at Manchester United, David Moyes, was sacked after only 10 months; and his opinions of the reigns at Old Trafford of Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. However, the narrator mispronounced quite a number of football terms, and wasn’t suited to the subject matter.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. 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.

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