Oct 142015

alex-ferguson_2339779kFormer Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Fergus on has revealed the announcing that he would retire at the end of the season in 2001 was his biggest mistake. Sir Alex Ferguson had planned to retire from coaching at the end of the 2001/2002 season, a decision which he made public. He has claimed that the announcement had drastic effects on his coaching staff and players. According to him, he changed his mind in January after seeing that the club still needed him very much. Sir Alex Ferguson later went on to become Manchester United’s longest serving coach And later retired in the 2013.

During his 26 years reign at Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson won a staggering 38 trophies including trebles at some point in his career. After his departure there was a lot of debate about who was going to fill the shoes and the plan. Then came David Moyes, who left Everton to take over United. David Moyes came to the club with a good plan lasted only 10 months as United lost out on a Champions league spot that season because they finished seventh on the table.

After the 2014 world cup, Manchester United hire former Netherlands, Barcelona and Ajax manager Louis van Gaal. He helped the club back to wining ways and secured a place in the champions league. But that’s not enough as the club has spent so much during the transfer market to have a squad like what they currently have.

Sep 222015

Former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson made a series of revelation in his new book titled leading. The book was published on Tuesday talks about his leadership skills and time at old Trafford which saw him lift a lot of silver wares. He left the club in 2013 and was replaced by fellow scot David Moyes, although he has now revealed that Moyes wasn’t his first choice and that he was picked because all the world class managers were unavailable at the time. He also mentioned that he spoke with Guardiola after the Spaniard quit Barcelona and told him to left him know before accepting any other job but that didn’t go according to plan as Guardiola accepted the coaching role at Bayern later that year.

Sir Alex also mentioned that he has only coached four players who he regards as being world class. First off, is Eric Cantona who he described as a catalyst upon his arrival to united, scoring goals that led the team to being crowned league champions that year. Next up were Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs who he regarded a lot for their consistency and longevity. According to him, no other player has performed so well for a long time like the two. Last on the list was Cristiano Ronaldo, who he also described as simply brilliant. He said that Ronaldo’s ego has helped him achieved all he ever wanted.

He also talked about how he went on to become the highest paid coach after he signed a new deal with united in 2010. According to Sir Alex, he was called by the club’s owners and asked about how he felt about Wayne Rooney’s new deal which would see him earn double his previous salary and the manager responded by saying he does not think any player should earn more than he is earning. That was it, simple as that and the deal was agreed.